The Economic Consequences of Donald Trump

Tue 29 November 2016

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States reflects powerful forces in global political economy, and will shape those forces. It will have important effects on financial markets, trade and economic activity throughout the world. This Melbourne Economic Forum explores the significance of the Trump Presidency for the global, Asia Pacific and Australian economies, looking at trade, capital markets, investment and economic activity.

11.00am Registration open and refreshments served

11.30am Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne on the Global and Asia Pacific Economies under President-Elect Trump

11.40am Justin Brown, Deputy Secretary DFAT in charge of trade policy and negotiations on the Regional and Global Trade Policy Context after the US Election

11.50am Professor Max Corden, Emeritus Professor of International Economics of the Johns Hopkins University and Professorial Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne on Why the Losers from Trade Liberalisation Matter and Global Macroeconomic Implications of Trump Fiscal Expansion

12.00pm Professor Abigail Payne, Director, Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne on the Micro-economic Foundation of Voter Dissatisfaction

12.10pm Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director, Grattan Institute on President-Elect Trump’s Trade and Fiscal Policies in a Low-growth World Economy

12.20pm Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University with modelling on the Macro-economic Impacts on the Australian Economy of President-Elect Trump’s Protectionist Policies

Forum Open for Discussion

1.45pm Forum concludes

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