“Young Economist’s Career Development Evening”


From: Tuesday June 20, 2023, 5:30 pm

To: Tuesday June 20, 2023, 8:00 pm

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: Kristy Bogaards, Executive Director at Queensland Treasury, Charlotte Heck-Parsch, Senior Economist and Manager at EY, Shino Takayama, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, and Anna Barker, Executive Director at the ACCC.

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

Cost: Free for members due to the support of our generous sponsor, $10 for non-members

Kristy Bogaards, Executive Director, Queensland Treasury

Kristy joined Queensland Treasury as the Executive Director of the Office of Productivity and Red Tape Reduction in June 2021. She has extensive public policy experience across state and Australian governments and is a strong advocate for the important role economic evaluation and engagement can play to improve community outcomes.

Prior to joining Treasury, Kristy held roles at the Queensland and Australian Productivity Commission leading analysis across a diverse range of policy areas including energy, imprisonment, regulatory reform, housing affordability, industry policy, innovation and service delivery to Indigenous communities.

Kristy is an economist with a B.Econ (Hons) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Charlotte Heck-Parsch, Senior Economist and Manager, EY

Charlotte is a Senior Economist and Manager working alongside EY’s Chief Economist and EY’s Valuations Modelling and Economics Team. Charlotte plays a key part in shaping EY’s economic narrative - measuring, analysing and communicating shifts in Australia’s macro-economic climate. Charlotte joined EY from ANZ where she was an Economist in the Australian Economics Team with a focus on international trade. Before that she worked as the US Economist at the Bavarian State Bank in Munich, Germany. She holds a Master of Science in Economics.

Shino Takayama, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland

Dr. Shino Takayama completed her PhD in Economics at the University of Minnesota in 2006. She commenced her academic journey at the University of Sydney and subsequently transitioned to the University of Queensland (UQ) in 2007, where she has been since.

Shino specializes in the fields of financial economics, mathematical economics, and game theory, actively working and teaching in these areas. Shino has published her works in top international journals.  Throughout her academic career, she has received prestigious fellowships, including an Australian Research Council post-doctoral fellowship and a research fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ. In recognition of her dedication to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education, she was awarded the Higher Education Academy Fellowship in 2020.

Currently, Shino serves as the chair in the gender-equity sub-committee within the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee at the Business, Economics, and Law faculty of UQ.

Anna Barker, Executive Director, ACCC

Anna is an experienced competition economist. She has worked on a range of policy issues including regulation, competition, consumer protection and the digital economy in Australian, UK and international public policy and regulatory organisations. Anna currently works as an Executive Director in the ACCC’s Digital Platforms Branch leading advocacy on the ACCC’s recommendations for a new regulatory regime to address competition and consumer issues in digital platform markets, and overseeing the branch’s domestic and international engagement activities. She has also worked as a Principal Economist at the ACCC, assisting on competition matters including mergers, enforcement cases and regulatory matters. Anna has also worked at the OECD in France, where she worked as a Competition Expert and on consumer policy issues. She has also worked on regulation of the energy, telecommunications and water sectors at the ACCC, at the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in the UK, and the Productivity Commission and Queensland Treasury in Australia. Anna holds a First Class Honours degree in Economics, and a Masters of Competition and Consumer Law.



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