The AICD's Chief Economist will examine the COVID-19 economic consequences to date. He will discuss business activity, labour market and job losses, business and consumer confidence, and financial markets.
Mark Thirlwell MAICD
Chief Economist, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Mark’s prior experience includes five years as Chief Economist for Austrade, most recently as Head of Research overseeing a team delivering research and analysis of Australia’s international trade and investment profile, including Tourism Research Australia. Before joining Austrade, Mark spent ten years as the inaugural Director of the Lowy Institute’s International Economy Program. He started his career as an economist at the Bank of England and subsequently held senior economist positions with J P Morgan and EFIC. Mark holds economics degrees from Oxford and Cambridge universities and a qualification in Applied Finance from Macquarie university.
Keep up-to-date with the AICD's Chief Economist, Mark Thirlwell, as he shares insights on the impact of COVID-19.
Mark will cover:
What do we know about the economics of pandemics?
How has policy sought to respond: (1) fiscal policy? What are the implications for the government budget and public debt?
How has policy sought to respond: (2) monetary policy? What are the implications for the RBA?
How can we try to get the economy off life support and back into action?
Some early thoughts about potential longer-term implications