State 'Budget at the Bar' Young Economists Qld Event, 6:00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 18th June


From: Tuesday June 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

To: Tuesday June 18, 2019, 8:30 pm

Join the Young Economists (YE) for their second event of the year with expert analysis of the Queensland Budget over drinks and savouries in a relaxed setting. Budget at the Bar will deliver fascinating insight into the Queensland Treasury’s budget process and provide an early understanding on how the budget will support the state’s growing economy.

Alison Rayner, Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury will open the evenings’ discussion with an overview of the budget process, followed by economic analysis from Dr Pradeep Philip, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics. Discussion and Q&A will be facilitated by Andreas Chai, Head of the Economics and Business Statistics Discipline, Griffith University.

The evening presents a great opportunity for early-career economists to unwind and network with fellow minds across the private, public and academic sectors. A private bar is open to all attendees and light finger food (pizza) will be provided. A bar tab will be made available to members only.

When: Tuesday 18th June. Private function room opens at 6pm. Presentation and Q&A from 6.30pm, followed by drinks and networking until 8.30pm

Where: Osbourne Hotel, 766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Cost: Free due to the support of our generous sponsors (members-only bar tab)

Please register by COB 14 June. Only 80 tickets available, so don’t miss out! In the event you have missed out on a ticket, please email admin@esaqld.org.au to register on the waiting list.


Meet the speakers

  Alison Rayner, Deputy Under Treasurer, Economic and Fiscal Coordination, Queensland Treasury
Alison was appointed Deputy Under Treasurer of the Economic and Fiscal Coordination Group in September 2017. In this role, she is responsible for providing economic and fiscal advice, analysis and guidance to the government on matters of significance to the economic and fiscal performance of Queensland, particularly in relation the State Budget, fiscal efficiency, economic policy, forecasting and reporting initiatives. More recently, Alison has been in a senior executive management role working closely with Treasury’s partner agencies to develop, fund and implement public policy, and has been involved in the development of the State Budget since 2013-14.
  Dr. Pradeep Phillip, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Pradeep has had a long and successful career in public policy, with deep expertise in economics and proven leadership experience. He has been a senior bureaucrat, working at the highest levels of public policy, across three jurisdictions in Australia. Pradeep’s experience includes: Director of Policy in the Prime Minister’s office, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services in Victoria, CEO of LaunchVic - a company established by the Victorian Government to promote startups and entrepreneurship – and Associate Director General of the Department of Premier and Cabinet in Queensland.
  Andreas Chai, Head of Economics and Business Statistics, Griffith University
Andreas Chai is an Associate Professor in Economics at Griffith University and Head of the Economics and Business Statistics Discipline. He has an extensive track record in skill shortages analysis, completing for a number of clients including APEC, the United Nations, various Queensland government departments. Andreas has worked in public policy with the Commonwealth Treasury (Canberra) and the Productivity Commission (Melbourne). Other clients include the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The French Ministry of Education, the Australian National Climate Change Adaptation Facility Grant, Intellectual Property Australia. He has published in the Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Cambridge Journal of Economics.


Who are the Young Economists?
The Young Economists in Queensland is aimed at promoting a community of young economists ranging from recent graduates to those within the first 10 years of their career working within industry, academia and the public sector. From hosting networking events to encouraging economic discussions and debates, the society actively encourages young career economists to build a network to support both personal and professional development.

Special membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of Economic Society activities, membership also enables young economists to attend events tailored for young economists, meet your peers and discuss real economic issues. Membership price: $40 which may be tax deductible.

To become a member, click here to register through ESA Queensland. Please select ‘Associate Membership – Young Economists’ under membership type to join. You won’t regret it! By joining Young Economists, you can also elect to join the Women in Economics Network at no extra cost.

Event Sponsors:




Young Economists, Economic Society of Australia (Qld)


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Osbourne Hotel

766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

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