MEDIA ADVISORY - CANCELLATION - RBA Assistant Governor address cancelled

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 — Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Assistant Governor Luci Ellis has cancelled a planned address at a major economics conference to be hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) on Thursday.

However, the annual Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS) will go ahead as planned from Thursday 17 – 19 August.

The WAMS conference brings together leading economists from Australia and around the world to discuss key challenges and new research into global economic issues from 17–19 August.

Speakers at the WAMS conference include:

  • Dr David Gruen, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • Stephen Williamson, Vice-President Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

  • John Rust, Georgetown University

  • Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago

  • Mariacristina De Nardi, University College London and economic advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  • Marco Bassetto, Senior Economics and Research Advisor for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

The WAMS conference is open to the media. A full program is available through the WAMS website.


For media assistance, contact James Grubel in the ANU media office on 6125 7979 or at <>.