Young Economist's Career Development Evening, Wednesday 28 August, 6pm - 8pm


From: Wednesday August 28, 2019, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday August 28, 2019, 8:00 pm

Young Economist's Career Development Evening

“Can I call myself an economist?”

“Should I gain experience working within both the private and public sector?”

“Will doing a masters in economics improve my career opportunities?”

As early-career economists, exposure to our field can be limited and often we find ourselves working within a confined area of economics or policy. It’s easy to lose sight of just how broad and applicable economics is in today’s workforce – and how many different opportunities are available for economists.

Young Economists Qld (YE) welcome you to join them for a career development evening where you will hear about the challenges and triumphs experienced by professionals across the private, public and academic sectors. Question time will form a large part of the evening and audience members are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to gain genuine career advice, particularly from corners of the economics and policy field that might not be familiar to them.

Our diverse and experienced panel includes: Michael Malakellis, Associate Director at KPMG Economics; Tina Rampino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland; Matthew Peter, Chief Economist at Queensland Investment Corporation; and Maryanne Kelly, Deputy Under Treasurer at Queensland Treasury.

In the lead up to the event YE will collect a limited set of anonymous questions from those registered, which will be read out in conjunction with questions from the audience during the evening. This event is targeted at early-career professionals within the first 10 years of their career.

This event will be hosted by our sponsor, KPMG. Light finger food and beverages will be provided.

When:  Wednesday 28th August. Please arrive from 5.30pm prior to commencement of the panel discussion at 6.00pm. Networking will follow until close at 8.00pm
Where: KPMG, Level 16, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane
Cost: Free due to the support of our generous sponsor


We encourage you to share this event within your network to those working in or interested in the field of economics or policy.

Please register by COB 26 August. Only 80 spots 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.


Dr. Michael Malakellis, Associate Director, KPMG Economics - Michael is a highly accomplished economist with over 20 years of experience in financial and economic modelling and analysis built up over the course of a professional career in academia, the government sector, institutional funds management, infrastructure advisory and consultancy. After completing his PhD Michael worked at the Centre of Policy studies where he was engaged in pioneering work on the development of dynamic multi-sectoral models. Michael has published a book on economic modelling as well as various academic and professional papers.


Dr. Tina Rampino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland - Tina Rampino is an applied economist with experience in education and labour economics. She has worked with large longitudinal surveys from both developed and developing countries and the purpose of her research is to uncover the mechanisms behind inequality with a specific focus on education and the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage. She has conducted research on educational aspiration and attitudes of young people coming from less advantaged backgrounds.

  Dr. Matthew Peter, Chief Economist at Queensland Investment Corporation - Matthew joined QIC in July 2008. As QIC's Chief Economist, he oversees global economic forecasting and research. Matthew previously worked with fund manager TGM, where he headed the economic and financial-market forecasting team. Prior to joining TGM, Matthew was Senior Research Fellow at Monash University. Here, he led the development of a regional model of the Australian economy. This model is widely used by Federal and State Government agencies and by most large consultancy firms. He has 20 years of economic modelling experience in both industry and academia, and holds a PhD in economics from Monash University.
  Maryanne Kelly, Deputy Under Treasurer, Queensland Treasury - Maryanne commenced as Acting Deputy Under Treasurer of the Agency Performance group in December 2017. In her current role, Maryanne is responsible for providing advice and analysis on public policy, fiscal and economic issues, particularly in relation to the health, education, communities, justice and housing portfolios. Maryanne has more than 20 years of experience in leadership roles in the Queensland, Australian and United Kingdom Governments. She has held senior management roles in Queensland Government agencies including Queensland Treasury; Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services; and Queensland Reconstruction Authority.

Who are the Young Economists?

The Young Economists Society 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 ESA membership prices are available to economists within the first 10 years of their career. Aside from participating in the entire range of activities hosted by ESA, a Young Economists membership enables young economists to attend events specifically tailored towards early career economists and meet with like-minded peers at similar stages in their careers. Young Economists receive a discounted, associate ESA membership price of $40 ($90 for ordinary ESA membership). Membership 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 Sponsor:

Young Economists, Economic Society of Australia (Qld)




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Level 16, Riparian Plaza, 71 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD

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