Emerging Economists


Six luncheons with prominent Australian policymakers

The Emerging Economist Series is a unique professional development opportunity now in its seventh year. It involves six luncheons, held at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney, where young economists have the opportunity to discuss critical issues with prominent Australian policymakers, as well as network with colleagues in business, academia and the public service.  The luncheons include an interview-style discussion with Australia’s foremost policymakers and economists, exploring the issues they have faced during their careers and highlighting Australia’s key economic challenges going forward. 

The Series kicks on on Thursday 1 September with Liza Carver as our guest speaker.  Other dates are confirmed as:

Dr John Hewson - Thursday 20 October  |  David Murray AO - Tuesday 8 November  |  Prof. Fred Hilmer AO - Friday 10 March  |  Gigi Foster - Wednesday 29 March  |  Ian Macfarlane AC TBC 2017





Current Series

 Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

The Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) proudly sponsors the Emerging Economist Series.


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Liza Carver

Liza Carver has over 25 years’ experience working at the intersection of economics and the law as a senior partner in global law firms, currently Herbert Smith Freehills.


Dr Gigi Foster - 29 March 2017

Dr Gigi Foster is an Associate Professor with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, having received her BA from Yale majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and her PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.  


Dr John Hewson

Dr John Hewson is an economist who has been at the heart of Australian academia, business, government, media and the financial life for over four decades. As an economist he has worked for the Australian Treasury, RBA, IMF, UNSW, ANU and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister.


Professor Fred Hilmer - 10 March 2017

Professor Fred Hilmer AO has held numerous leadership roles in industry and academia, including heading McKinsey’s Australian practice, Chief Executive of Fairfax, Dean of the AGSM and most recently President and Vice Chancellor of UNSW.


Ian Macfarlane AC - 28 April 2017

Ian Macfarlane AC  was Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia from 1996 to 2006, and inaugural Chairman of the Council of Financial Regulators. Prior to joining the Reserve Bank, he had worked at Monash University, the Institute for Economics and Statistics at Oxford University, and at the OECD in Paris.


David Murray AO

David Murray AO joined the Commonwealth Bank in 1966, was appointed Chief Executive Officer in June 1992, and retired from this position in 2005.  In November 2005 the Australian Government announced that Mr. Murray would be Chairman of the Future Fund.  His statutory term ended in April 2012.


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