2010 Economy Symposium

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Building a 21st Century Economy to Deliver a Fair Society: Symposium and Lunch with the Hon. Wayne Swan MP and Mike Baird MP, NSW Shadow Treasurer


Presented by the Whitlam Institute in partnership with the University of Western Sydney School of Economics and Finance

Thursday 15 July 2010
InterContinental Sydney


Symposium Patron: John Phillips AO

 

This half-day symposium gave both current and emerging economic thinkers centre stage drawing upon experienced economists of the highest calibre as discussants.

It provided a valuable opportunity for considered and civil but robust discourse on ensuring the economy reflects our determination for a fair society and is capable of meeting the challenges ahead.

 

Our speakers included:

•    The Hon Wayne Swan MP
•    Mike Baird, NSW Shadow Treasurer
•    Peter Crone, Chief Economist and Director Policy, Business Council of Australia
•    Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Director, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research
•    Christopher Joye, Managing Director, Rismark International
•    Dr Nicholas Gruen, Chief Executive Officer, Lateral Economics
•    Professor Andrew Leigh, Deputy Director, Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University
•    Rob Heferen, Deputy Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs