Policy in the Pub – Young Economist’s QLD Event


From: Wednesday October 5, 2022, 5:30 pm

To: Wednesday October 5, 2022, 7:00 pm

Please join us to hear from Alex Robson, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission, to discuss the Productivity Commission’s annual Trade and Assistance Review, and the ongoing impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on trade and sanctions.

Snacks and a members-only bar tab will be provided, so be sure to RSVP to secure your spot at this exciting event.

When: 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start, Wednesday 5 October 2022. Question time and networking opportunities will follow the presentation.

Where: Pig n Whistle Riverside, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

Cost: Free. A bar tab will be provided for Young Economists members.

Please register by 12pm 3 October 2022. There are limited spots available at this event, so RSVP early to secure your spot.

Meet the speaker

Alex Robson

Alex Robson is a Commissioner and Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission. He commenced in March 2022 for a 5 year term.

Professor Robson has a broad range of experience in academia and the public and private sectors, most recently as Associate Partner at EY (Ernst and Young).

Prior to that, Professor Robson served as Australia’s Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

He also served as Senior Economic Adviser and Chief Economist to the former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, and has held a number of other positions, including Managing Director at FTI Consulting; Director at Deloitte Access Economics; Director of the Economic Policy Analysis Program at Griffith University; Lecturer in Economics at the Australian National University; and as a graduate economist at the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra.

Professor Robson’s teaching and research has been in the fields of advanced microeconomics, game theory, public economics and public choice, law and economics, and macroeconomics.

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.


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Pig n Whistle Riverside

123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000

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