Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

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Key Speakers include: Andrew Charlton (Alphabeta), A/Prof Creina Day (Australian National University), Janine Dixon (Victoria University), Prof Andrew Hughes Hallett (George Mason University and University of St Andrews), Tony Makin (Griffith University) and John Simon (Reserve Bank of Australia).

The 2008-09 global financial crisis is seen as the most cataclysmic macroeconomic event since The Great Depression. Although it affected economies worldwide, it most harmed advanced economies which subsequently endured sub-optimal economic growth, record low interest rates, weak private investment, poor productivity, reduced working hours, low wages growth and high public debt.

A decade has passed since central banks and governments through the G20 began deploying a range of co-ordinated monetary and fiscal measures in response to the crisis. Hence, it is timely to assess the policy lessons to be learned from this episode.

This Symposium, jointly organised by the Griffith Asia Institute and the Economic Society of Australia (Qld), brings together several high profile economists to analyse the key issues.


10:45 am - 11:00am: Registration

Session 1:

11:00am - 11:10am: Welcome and Introduction

11:10am - 11:50am: Andrew Charlton, Director of Alphabeta: Catching a Falling Knife

11:50am - 12:30pm: John Simon, Head of Economic Research Department, RBA, Ten years of research - what have we learnt since the financial crisis?

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch

Session 2:

1:30pm - 2:10pm: Associate Professor Creina Day, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University,

2:10pm - 2:50pm: Professor Tony Makin, Director, APEC Study Centre, Griffith University: Lessons from the GFC for Macroeconomic Policy

2:50pm - 3:10pm: Afternoon Tea

Session 3:

3:10 - 3:50pm: Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Reserch Fellow, Centre for Policy Studies, Victoria University: Structural change since the GFC: A CGE analysis

3:50pm - 4:30pm: Profesor Andrew Hughes-Hallett, George Mason University and University of St Andrews: Fiscal policy and debt sustainability post crisis

4:30pm - 5:00pm: Closing Discussion

5:00pm: Post event drinks at the Ship Inn

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