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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 | Cassandra Winzar, Senior Economist, CEDA​

CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball welcomes CEDA's new Senior Economist Cassandra Winzar to talk a little about her background, how WA is coping economically through the pandemic, and how the recent WA state budget looks.

The Economist's Corner | Post-Budget Predictions

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento in a discussion focusing on the federal budget, missed opportunities, immigration, business uncertainty, the pink/youth recession, and predictions for how the budget will play out over the next seven months.

Melinda is joined by a panel of leading economists:

Jo Masters, EY Oceania Chief Economist
Paul Bloxham, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC Australia
Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

The Economists' Corner | Pre-Budget Predictions

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento in a discussion focusing on the upcoming federal budget, balancing near term and long term budget objectives, tax reform, and predictions for the year ahead.

Melinda is joined by a panel of leading economists:

Jo Masters, EY Oceania Chief Economist
Paul Bloxham, Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, HSBC Australia
Nicki Hutley, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

The Economists' Corner | Martin Haese, CEO of Business SA​

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and Martin Haese, CEO of Business SA as they discuss how regional economies in SA are finding success as a result of the pandemic, how supply chains behind the scenes have been affected, and how the SA and federal governments have done in response to  COVID.

The Economists' Corner | Jane Hunt, CEO of The Front Project

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by The Front Project CEO Jane Hunt to talk about the profound impact COVID has had on the early childhood education sector, how families are coping with the crisis, and what Australia can do to make sure all young children can get access to the education they need.

The Economists' Corner | David Knox, Senior Partner at Mercer and Senior Actuary for Australia​

Join CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball and Mercer Senior Partner David Knox as they discuss the superannuation sector during the crisis, what a future retirement income system could look like, and how the crisis has created an opportunity for better engagement with super members.

The Economists' Corner | John Nicolaou, Executive Director, Acil Allen Consulting

In today's episode, CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball is joined by Acil Allen Consulting Executive Director,  John Nicolaou, to discuss the hard border closure in WA, the resilience of the mining sector and the stability it provides the state, and how the tourism industry is adapting to the pandemic.

The Economists' Corner | Joseph Minarik, Director of Research at the Committee of Economic Development​

Join CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento and CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball as they chat with Joseph Minarik, Director of Research at the organisation CEDA was inspired by, the Committee for Economic Development (CED). In today's discussion, Joseph speaks about the constantly changing attitudes towards the virus in the US, the difficulties that come with health care issues becoming highly politicised, and what this means for a country heading into what might be the most important election in US history.

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.