Macroeconomic Policies in the New Normal

Melbourne Institute Public Economics Forum

National Ballroom 2
Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600


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Caitlin Hindmarsh

T: +61 3 9035 8135


Professor Efrem Castelnuovo, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research, The University of Melbourne


Ms Jenny Wilkinson, Parliamentary Budget Officer, Parliament of Australia

Professor Bruce Preston, Academic, Economics, University of Melbourne

Leon Berkelmans, Reserve Bank of Australia

About the Topic

The Global Financial Crisis has triggered a revolution in the way we think of macroeconomic policies. Volatile financial markets and fragile banking systems seem to have become the norm rather than the exception in a number of countries. High levels of public debt, often going hand-in-hand with high levels of private debt, are a constant worry even in the most dynamic industrialized countries. Low interest rates are predicted to be one of the elements featuring future economic scenarios. The causes, consequences and re-generation of stagnant economies has become a subject of debate at a world level. In this context, how should monetary and fiscal policy be conducted? What is the role of global trade? Are macro-prudential policies useful? Has the setting of macro policies changed since the advent of the crisis?

In this forum, the eminent speakers will discuss these issues drawing on their leadership roles and experience in various government and non-government organisations. Topics discussed will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience, which will be facilitated by the event Chair.


Registrations are now open - purchase your ticket(s) through the Melbourne Institute eCart.

Single Ticket $130
Corporate Table $1,000

Corporate tables take 8-10 people. Please nominate a main person for the corporate table and contact us with a list of attendees, including dietary requirements, prior to the luncheon for inclusion on the catering list.

Registrations will close 48 hours before the event date.

For queries, please contact Caitlin Hindmarsh