Duration: 45 minutes at 10.00am
Dr Ben Wang and Professor David Orsmond
• What is the latest information on the state of the coronavirus disruption and policy responses
• What is the recovery most likely to look like in the near and medium-term horizon
• Which risks are the ones of greatest concern and which are unlikely to come to pass
• How should businesses prepare for the post-crisis environment
• What broad policy directions will we need to underpin
Dr Ben Wang is a senior lecturer of Economics at the Macquarie Business School. He is an applied macro-economist who has written on a wide range of macroeconomic topics, including measuring and analysing the nexus between uncertainty and business cycles, the role of media news in driving consumer expectation and sentiment, exchange rate determination, and housing bubble and risk. He has published 14 papers in leading economic journals including Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling and Economic Record. He has been a visiting scholar to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Humboldt University and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and currently serves as a council member for the Economic Society of Australia NSW Branch and the Chinese Economics Society of Australia.
Professor David Orsmond is Professor of Economics at the Macquarie Business School. He previously worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, holding senior positions in the Financial Stability and Economic Analysis Departments. Dr Orsmond also spent an extended period at the International Monetary Fund working on economic stabilisation and technical assistance issues across numerous countries. He has written on a range of topics, including regulatory policies in the financial sector, China’s economy, global imbalances and the mining sector. He holds a PhD from Duke University, a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney and completed studies in economic policy at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.