Economics Q&A | Sydney, 6 May


The Economic Society of Australia in conjunction with the School of Economics at the University of Sydney…

Miriam speaking in Sydney 2012The event will be in the style of the ABC’s Q&A television program – but with economics-related questions and panellists.

The audience will have the chance to ask our expert panel questions as they debate the upcoming budget and the economic issues of the day. The panel will be moderated by Peter Martin, national economics correspondent for The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times.

Date: Monday 6th May

Time: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start.

Venue: Sydney University New Law School building

Following the event, food and drinks will be served.

To book a place, or submit a question, please send an e-mail to Places are limited.

The panel includes:

Bill Evans is the Chief Economist at Westpac. Bill is a graduate from the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics. He has worked as a Research Manager for the Reserve Bank of Australia and as Treasurer at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Jessica Irvine is the National Economics Editor of News Limited’s metropolitan daily newspapers. Before that she was economics writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, including a two-year stint in the federal Press Gallery in Canberra. She also authored “Zombies, bananas and why there are no economists in heaven: The economics of real life”.

Stephen Kirchner is a research fellow at the Centre for Independent Studies. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Finance and Economics, University of Technology, Sydney. His areas of expertise include monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets, trade and investment and public choice.

Miriam Lyons is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Development. Formerly the Policy Coordinator of New Matilda, Miriam has a long history of bringing policy ideas to new audiences, as the founding director of the Interface Festival of Ideas in Sydney, and director of the Ideas Program for the Straight Out of Brisbane Festival.

Prof Colm Harmon is the Head of the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. His main research interests are the economics of education, labour economics and applied economics policy. He has held visiting appointments at Princeton University, University of Chicago and UCL.

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