Past events

09
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Australia-Japan Research Centre | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Japan’s economic crisis and recovery

Toshitaka Sekine (Hitotsubashi University) and Sagiri Kitao (University of Tokyo)

This panel will discuss the economic crisis from the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery strategy for Japan. How does COVID-19 change the economic outlook in Japan? Does a relatively high rate of corporate savings in major Japanese firms put them in a better position than their foreign rivals? Will Japan’s large government debt and limited capacity for fiscal expansion constrain the recovery process?

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27
Aug
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Developing resilience to systemic hazards

Ann Florini (clinical professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University) and Sunil Sharma (distinguished visiting scholar at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, and a senior associate at the Council on Economic Policies, Zurich, Switzerland)

Join Ann Florini and Sunil Sharma in a webinar to consider what principles and practices can build the resilience of our global society so desperately needs.

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23
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Roundtable

International economic cooperation post COVID-19: A discussion panel

Cameron Hepburn (Oxford University), Beata Javorcik (Oxford University), Warwick McKibbin (ANU) and Christopher Adam (Oxford University)

In the current global crisis, many people have called for the kind of international economic cooperation evident during and after the Global Financial Crisis, cooperation which has been sadly lacking since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic. But what would such cooperation involve? Our four speakers will aim to provide some answers, drawing on papers forthcoming in a special issue of the Oxford Review of Economic Policy on COVID-19 Economics.

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16
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Data, data science and COVID-19

Anthony Goldbloom, David Gruen and Tara Sinclair

The pace of evolution of COVID-19 has meant the need for new data and methods of analysing data more urgently than ever before. Our speakers are Anthony Goldbloom (CEO and founder of Kaggle, the world’s largest machine learning community), David Gruen (Australian Statistician and Agency Head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics), and Tara Sinclair (Associate Professor at George Washington University and Senior Fellow of the Indeed Hiring Lab). Our speakers will share their substantial experience in their critical roles being on the frontline of COVID-19 and managing data.

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09
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Checking the path towards recovery from the COVID-19 response

Enrique Martinez-Garcia, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The paper presented in this seminar examines the impact of the behavioral changes and governments’ responses to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic using a unique dataset of daily private forecasters’ expectations on a sample of 32 emerging and advanced economies from January 1 until April 13, 2020.

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02
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Deploying stimulus for a better world

Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative), Frank Jotzo (ANU) and Adele Morris (Brookings Institution)

Economic recovery from COVID19 will require a massive global stimulus. Join Barbara Buchner (Climate Policy Initiative), Frank Jotzo (ANU) and Adele Morris (Brookings Institution) in a discussion on how the required stimulus presents an opportunity for governments to address the pressing need for solutions to climate change, while at the same time supporting economic recovery.

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01
Jul
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Climate hysteresis and monetary policy

Augustus Panton, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a Bayesian-estimated structural multivariate filtering model calibrated to data for Australia and the United States, the innovation of the paper presented by Augustus in this webinar is the incorporation of climate hysteresis into the estimation of potential output and the output and unemployment gaps. The results suggest non-trivia implications for monetary policy in a carbon-constrained world.

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25
Jun
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Other

Global economic impacts of COVID-19

Ayhan Kose (World Bank), John Bluedorn (IMF) and Warwick McKibbin (ANU)

Join the panel discussion featuring Ayhan Kose of the World Bank, John Bluedorn of the IMF and Warwick McKibbin from the ANU as they share their insights into likely economic outcomes of COVID-19.

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18
Jun
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Financial uncertainty and real activity: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Giovanni Gaggiano

The paper presented in this seminar quantifies the finance uncertainty multiplier by relying on two historical events related to the US economy, i.e., the large jump in financial uncertainty occurred in October 1987, and the comparable jump in financial uncertainty in September 2008.

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11
Jun
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Nowcasting the output gap

Benjamin Wong, Monash University

In this seminar Benjamin Wong will propose a way to directly nowcast the output gap using the Beveridge-Nelson decomposition based on a mixed-frequency Bayesian VAR.

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