RBA Assistant Governor Luci Ellis to address major economics conference

Monday, August 14, 2017 — Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Assistant Governor Luci Ellis will address a major economics conference hosted by The Australian National University (ANU) on Thursday 17 August.

Hosted by the ANU Research School of Economics, Dr Ellis will address the annual Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society (WAMS) from 6pm at the QT Hotel, Acton.

Media are invited to attend, and are asked to register by email to <media@anu.edu.au>.

The address will be part of the WAMS conference, which 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 (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.

Director of the ANU Research School of Economics Professor Rabee Tourky said the conference was a great opportunity to discuss and review some of the latest research into economics and the challenges facing the world.

“As Australia’s national university, ANU is delighted to be hosting this year’s Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society, and to promote debate and discussion about some of the major issues facing Australia and the world,” Professor Tourky said.

“The ANU Research School of Economics is committed to working on the major economic problems facing modern society, and the WAMS conference will bring together some of the great economic minds of the world to discuss those challenges.”

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WHO: RBA Assistant Governor Dr Luci Ellis

WHAT: Address to the Workshop of the Australasian Macroeconomics Society conference

WHEN: Thursday 17 August from 6pm. Dr Ellis will start speaking at 6.20pm

WHERE: QT Hotel Canberra (Ballroom 3), 1 London Circuit, Acton

 

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