The Economists' Corner


CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and Chief Economist Jarrod Ball talk with leading Australian economists breaking down the latest economic news and policy updates.

The Economists' Corner | Peter Harris AO, CEO of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission

The aviation industry was one of the first hit by the COVID-19 crisis, leading to a range of flow on effects impacting everything from tourism to labour mobility. Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and Peter Harris AO as they speak on the short and long term impacts on the aviation industry, and whether or not a short term domestic tourism boost will be enough to sustain the sector through the crisis.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Damian Graham, Chief Investment Officer, First State Super

With a review of the retirement income system underway, and the superannuation sector navigating market volatility, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Damian Graham of First State Super to explore the role of superannuation in Australia's economic recovery.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Germany's response to COVID-19 with Dr. Hubertus Bardt

With the easing of lockdown restrictions on the horizon for Australia, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball spoke with Dr. Hubertus Bardt to find out how Germany has coped with the crisis, and how their opening of the country again compares with Australia's plan.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Australia's housing market with Tim Lawless

The economic impact of COVID-19 is likely to have a significant impact on the Australian housing market. In this episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Tim Lawless (Head of Research, CoreLogic Asia Pacific), who gives valuable insights into how the market might look on the other side of COVID-19.

The Economists' Corner Podcast | Stephen Rue, Chief Executive Officer at NBN Co

Internet usage has spiked significantly in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, as Australia looks to the internet to provide entertainment, social interactions, and facilitate their work. CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento spoke with NBN Co. CEO Stephen Rue to understand how the NBN is dealing with the increased load.

The Economists' Corner | EY Chief Economist Joanne Masters

It's been just over a week since the last episode of The Economists' Corner, and a lot has changed in the time since then. The RBA has stepped in with emergency measures, travel restrictions have been bolstered, and cases of the coronavirus have continued to grow. CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball speaks with EY Chief Economist Joanne Masters, to try to make sense of it all.