The economic implications of COVID-19

The economic implications of COVID-19

Apr 16
As governments and business respond to COVID-19, join CEDA for this interactive livestream as we ask leading Australian economists how  the crisis is reshaping the macroeconomic outlook, the implications for Australia’s domestic economy, and what impact will Government stimulus packages have in the short to long term? 
Do you have a login? Sign in now to prefill the registration form and access member benefits.


Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC
Sarah Hunter, Chief Economist, BIS Oxford Economics
Nicki Hutley, Independent Economist
Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA

Event Overview

Historically Australia’s economy has demonstrated  resilience to global shocks and periodic economic downturns; yet the current challenges present waves of uncertainty.

As perhaps the biggest economic crisis of our generation, the short-to-long term impact on our economy will be considerable. The decisions of governments, central banks, and the financial system collectively will shape our world for years to come, determine our national and social resilience, and have a direct and daily impact on the lives of Australians.

This livestream discussion features perspectives from leading Australian economists as they examine:
  • The macroeconomic outlook and how COVID-19 will affect global economies, in particular, the severe implications on the Chinese economy and consequences for their trading partners like Australia;
  • The impact on exposed sectors and state economies; and
  • The economic response from Government, effect of stimulus payments and prospects for recovery.
Livestream start times:
SA/NT: 12.00pm
WA: 10.30am

Please note all livestream events will be recorded and registered participants will receive exclusive access to the recording following the event, ahead of the general public. Substitutions for the livestream can be made at any time. Please forward details to the event coordinator.


Meet the keynote speaker

Paul Bloxham
Chief Economist, Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities, HSBC

Paul Bloxham is HSBC’s Chief Economist for Australia, New Zealand and Global Commodities. He is chief spokesperson for HSBC on forecasts and trends for the Australian and New Zealand economies and their interaction with global financial markets and international economies. Paul is also a key spokesperson on HSBC’s unique view on global commodity markets and works closely with HSBC’s global equities team in this regard. Paul is a critical member of the HSBC Global Research team, working with 350 analysts, economists and strategists in 24 countries. 

Meet the speakers

Sarah Hunter
Chief Economist, BIS Oxford Economics

Sarah joined Oxford Economics in June 2010 as a member of the macroeconomics team. She currently leads the macroeconomics team within BIS Oxford Economics, and is responsible for the Australia Macro Service, our flagship economics subscription service which provides clients with forecasts and analysis of Australia’s economy at the macro, industry and state level. Sarah is also responsible for the Asia-Pacific macro consulting team, who provide clients across the region with tailored macroeconomic analysis. 

Nicki Hutley
Independent Economist

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist, with broad-based expertise gained over three decades of practice in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting. After many years in the corporate world, including most recently as a partner with Deloitte Access Economics, Nicki is now an independent economist and also consults with Social Outcomes, developing social impact programs and finance solutions. In 2020, Nicki was appointed as a Councillor for the Climate Council and admitted as an expert faculty member (economics) to Singularity University.

Meet the moderator

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in 2017 with over 15 years of experience as an economist across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia, in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod also worked in the Federal Government and was a lead adviser on microeconomic reform for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. He is a member of CEDA’s Council on Economic Policy and the Melbourne Economic Forum. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts from the University of Southern Queensland.

Supported by CEDA member

Livestream sponsor

Public event advice – Coronavirus

At CEDA we are proud to regularly convene and engage speakers and audiences as an essential element of our efforts to broaden discussion and debate of the most important policy issues facing Australia. In doing so, our first priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff.

CEDA is currently delivering a digital program of public events, podcasts and virtual Trustee roundtable discussions; hybrid events with both a livestream and audience in attendance; and face-face events, where there is member demand and they can be delivered in accordance with government health advice for a specific state.

For face-to-face gatherings, CEDA is working closely with our hosts and venues to ensure that social distancing can be maintained and facilities and equipment have been properly sanitised. Attendance numbers will strictly adhere to government guidelines for each state.In line with government advice we request people that are unwell with cough or fever or other respiratory symptoms do not attend CEDA events. We also ask that you follow government advice and maintain social distancing by refraining from shaking hands or exchanging physical greetings, and wherever possible, staying at least 1.5 metres away from others.

CEDA will continue to closely monitor government advice regarding public gatherings and will follow all relevant health advice from the Australian government in relation to COVID-19.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Twitter feed

ABN 49 008 600 922 | © 2020 CEDA |  Privacy and data collection