Inequality: Dr Simon Longstaff AO

Inequality: Dr Simon Longstaff AO

QLD
May 9
CEDA’s forthcoming research challenges presumptions of inequality and examines its relationship to economic development.  At the report release in Townsville Dr Simon Longstaff AO answers two critical questions - what is inequality, and what is fair?

Speakers

Jarrod Ball, Chief Economist, CEDA
Dr Simon Longstaff AO, Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

Event overview

Expectations that the benefits of two and a half decades of economic growth are equitably distributed are reasonable – yet inequality remains across the country and our society. 
 
How unequal? Insights on inequality
challenges presumptions of inequality and examines its relationship to economic development.  In it Dr Simon Longstaff AO asks and answers two critical questions - what is inequality, and what is fair? Longstaff has said that the people of Australia are “sophisticated, naturally open-minded, desiring to be engaged”. How though does inequality driven by geography, education, employment, and technology restrict potential and our openness to economic and policy reform?
 
To hear independent analysis of the drivers of inequalityand to discuss how equality of opportunity and access can transform our economy, join CEDA’s cross sector audience and report authors in Townsville. All event attendees will receive the research report.
 
(Hear State Minister for Education The Hon Grace Grace MP; Dr Simon Longstaff; and CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball on the implications of inequality in education, employment, geography and technology in Brisbane on Tuesday 24 April.)

Meet the speakers

Jarrod Ball
Chief Economist, CEDA

Jarrod Ball joined CEDA as Chief Economist in late 2017 with over 15 years of experience in economic and public policy roles across the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles at the Business Council of Australia including as Acting Chief Economist and worked as an economic adviser on competition and regulation policy for the Victorian Departments of Premier and Cabinet and Treasury and Finance. Jarrod has also worked in the federal government and has held management roles in EY’s advisory services practice and more recently at BHP. Jarrod holds a Masters degree in Economics from Monash University and undergraduate degrees in Business (Economics) and Arts.
 

Dr Simon Longstaff AO
Executive Director, The Ethics Centre

Dr Simon Longstaff AO’s holds a PhD in Philosophy from Cambridge University, is a former Fellow of the World Economic Forum and was one of Boss Magazine’s True Leaders for the 21st Century.  He became the inaugural Executive Director of The Ethics Centre in 1991 and advises individuals, organisations and industries on complex ethical issues.  Simon is a contributing author to CEDA’s research report on Inequality.

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