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17
Feb
2022
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Economic Resilience: Global economic prospects - slowing growth, rising risks

Ayhan Kose and Garima Vasishta (World Bank)

In this seminar the authors will present the global economic prospects after COVID. According to the authors, the global recovery is set to decelerate amid diminished policy support, continued COVID-19 flare-ups, and lingering supply bottlenecks.

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26
Oct
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Monetary policy in the age of automation

Martin Wolf, University of St Gallen - Switzerland

The author provides a framework in which monetary policy affects firms’ automation decisions (i.e. how intensively capital and labor are used in production).

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24
Sep
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

The COVID-19 shock and challenges for time series models

Elena Bobeica and Benny Hartwig, European Central Bank

The authors document the impact of COVID-19 on frequently employed time series models. They show that for both single equation models (Phillips curves) and Vector Autoregressions (VARs) estimated parameters change notably with the pandemic.

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01
Sep
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

High vaccination coverage is required before public health measures can be relaxed and Australia’s international border fully reopen

Quentin Grafton, Australian National University

In this seminar the author will present his model on possible eventual public health outcomes (cases, hospitalisations and fatalities) of Phase D, the Post Vaccination Phase (to live with COVID-19: management consistent with influenza or other infectious diseases) of the National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response.

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25
Aug
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

COVID-19, productivity and reallocation: Hibernation or zombification?

Dan Andrews, OECD

This seminar provides an overview of two recent OECD studies, which exploit novel real-time data sources to shed light on the impact of the pandemic on productivity-enhancing reallocation, including the role of job retention schemes in this process.

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24
Jun
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Seminar

IMF World Economic Outlook – Managing divergent recoveries

Malhar Nabar, IMF and John Bluedorn, IMF

Malhar Nabar and John Bluedorn will walk us through the latest findings from the World Economic Outlook produced by the International Monetary Fund. Malhar Nadar will provide an overview of global economic prospects in uncertain times, and will be followed by John Bluedorn, who will overview their work on Recessions and Recoveries in Labor Markets: Patterns, Policies, and Responses to the COVID-19 Shock.

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28
Apr
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Seminar

Macroeconomic research, present and past by Kenneth Kuttner (Joint CAMA/SEACEN centre webinar)

Kenneth N. Kuttner, Williams College

What is the state of macroeconomics? We explore this question by hand-collecting information on the epistemological approaches, theoretical and empirical methods and data sources used in macro research for 1,894 published papers.

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18
Feb
2021
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Public Seminar

A medley of modelling and policy insights on COVID-19 by Quentin Grafton (ANU)

Professor Quentin Grafton, Australian National University

The presentation reviews some of the key findings and policy insights from the presenter’s co-authored papers in relation to COVID-19.

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04
Dec
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Centre for Climate Economics and Policy | Seminar

The future of US climate policy under a Biden administration: Some implications for Australia

Adele Morris, Brookings Institution

Dr Morris will discuss the dramatically changed outlook for climate policy in the United States arising from the election of Joe Biden. She’ll cover which potential initiatives the new Administration can pursue with existing authority along with the leading options that would require bipartisan cooperation with a Republican-held Senate. She’ll review what these changes mean for the United States’ participation in the Paris Agreement and other international relations.

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24
Sep
2020
Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis | Seminar

Age-dependent risk aversion: Re-evaluating fiscal policy impacts of population ageing

Phitawat Poonpolkul, CAMA, PhD Student

The study presented in this webinar revisits optimal fiscal policies in response to population ageing by introducing an age-dependent increasing risk aversion assumption into an OLG model with risk-sensitive preferences to factor in the welfare cost of the policy-induced uncertainties.

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