Young Economist's Update on Current Conditions in the Australian Economy with the Reserve Bank of Australia


From: Tuesday November 12, 2019, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday November 12, 2019, 8:00 pm

YOUNG ECONOMIST’s update on current conditions in the Australian economy with the Reserve Bank of Australia

Young Economists Qld (YE) welcome you to an evening to hear Merylin Coombs, Deputy Head of the Economic Analysis Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), provide a summary of the RBA’s November Statement of Monetary Policy and take questions on recent developments. Following this, there will be a question time where Merylin and an economist from the RBA’s Queensland office will answer any questions you might have about their career path and what it’s like to work at the RBA.

This will be a great opportunity for students and young economists to learn about current economic conditions and gain a deeper understanding of what it’s like to work as an economist in government.

There will also be an opportunity for students to network with young economists from the state government and private sector.
This event will be hosted by our sponsor, QUT. Light finger food and beverages will be provided.

Date: Tuesday 12th November. Please arrive from 5.30pm prior to commencement of the panel discussion at 6.00pm. Networking will follow until close at 8.00pm
Venue: The Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block, Gardens Point QUT, Brisbane City

Free due to the support of our generous sponsor, QUT


Please register by COB 7 November. Only 112 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.

Meet the speaker:

Merylin Coombs, Deputy Head of Economic Analysis Department – Reserve Bank of Australia

Merylin moved to her current role as a Deputy Head in the Economic Analysis Department, with direct responsibility for the RBA’s regional and industry liaison program, in January 2015. This involves oversight of the activities of the NSW team as well as representative offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.

Merylin has extensive experience in economics and finance, gained through over 15 years at the RBA and prior to that several Australian Government agencies, including the Treasury and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. She was recently a Deputy Head in the RBA’s Financial Stability Department, where she had responsibility for monitoring emerging risks in the Australian financial system. She has worked extensively on international financial cooperation activities, including a secondment in 2012 to the secretariat for the Swiss-based Financial Stability Board. She has represented the RBA on a variety of international working groups with a financial stability and market focus.

Merylin’s professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics and she is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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 Sponsors:


Young Economists, Economic Society of Australia (Qld)



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The Gibson Room

Level 10, Z Block, Gardens Point QUT, Brisbane QLD 4000

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