Mid-year economic assessment: is Australia making the grade?

Mid-year economic assessment: is Australia making the grade?

Jun 15
Hear from some of Australia’s leading economists as they assess the performance of the Australian economy over the last 6 months.
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Stephen Halmarick, Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Market Research, Commonwealth Bank
Cherelle Murphy, Chief Economist, Austrade
Justin Wolfers, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan

Event Overview

As Australia emerges from its COVID-19 hibernation, the appetite for performance and growth is significant. There is reason for buoyancy: COVID has been largely contained, vaccination programs are underway and key indicators such as jobs markets and property prices are growing well beyond forecast. 
On the flipside, federal government subsidies that sustained the economy through the pandemic are being rolled back, much of the globe is still in the grip of the pandemic; our key trading partner has imposed trade sanctions and geopolitical tensions are rising. 
Against this backdrop, how is Australia really performing? Join CEDA as we discuss:
  • Domestic economic performance and outlook; 
  • Global economic performance, outlook and impact on Australia; and
  • What can we expect from the ongoing US-China tensions from a policy perspective? 
Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 12.30pm
WA: 11.00am

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Meet the keynote speaker

Stephen Halmarick
Chief Economist and Head of Global Economic & Market Research, Commonwealth Bank

Stephen is responsible for the team of economists and strategists that cover Australian economics, international economics, rates, fixed income, foreign exchange, credit and commodities research. Stephen and his team work to ensure that customers and clients are well informed and have a strong understanding of key macroeconomic factors in Australia and globally and their impact on a broad range of financial markets. Stephen is also the key spokesperson to clients and media on macroeconomic themes and a broad range of financial market issues.

Meet the panel

Cherelle Murphy
Chief Economist, Austrade

Cherelle leads a team of economists and data analysts and engineers to guide government policy in the trade, foreign investment and tourism spheres. Cherelle publishes regularly and presents to domestic and international clients and stakeholders.

Justin Wolfers
Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Michigan

Justin was recently named by the IMF as one of the "25 economists under 45 shaping the way we think about the global economy". Justin’s research focuses on labour economics, macroeconomics, political economy, law and economics, social policy and behavioural economics. Beyond research, he is a contributing columnist for the New York Times, and appears frequently on TV, radio and in print. He is also a popular teacher, with many teaching awards to his name.

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