The productivity agenda

The productivity agenda

Jun 26
Newly appointed Principal Commissioner Karen Hooper will discuss the Queensland Productivity Commission’s agenda and work to drive the State's economic growth and lift productivity.


Dr Karen Hooper, Principal Commissioner, Queensland Productivity Commission

Event overview

As Australia focuses on economic recovery a key priority will be driving productivity. Evidence based discussion and informed debate on productivity and policy opportunities is essential to tackle the consequences of the economic downturn and our future global competitiveness. Karen Hooper will provide an update on the Commission’s research findings and recommended reforms to drive growth in the Queensland economy and to maintain our strengths.

This virtual roundtable is by invitation only. The roundtable will be conducted on a virtual platform and numbers are limited to maximise participation. Invitations to virtual roundtables are a valued benefit of CEDA membership. Chatham House Rule applies. Roundtable discussions will be targeted to varied groups, including state-based Trustees discussions, national or industry sector Trustee roundtables, and c-suite conversations.

Meet the speaker

Dr Karen Hooper
Principal Commissioner, Queensland Productivity Commission

Karen joined the Commission as Principal Commissioner in March 2020. She is an economist with a Ph.D in economics and has extensive policy and leadership experience and strong networks in Queensland. Karen was the RBA’s Senior Representative in Queensland for 10 years and responsible for the Bank’s business liaison program in Queensland and specialised in industry and regional analysis with a particular interest in the tourism, education and resource sectors. She previously held senior management roles at the RBA, The University of Queensland and as Principal Economist at Queensland Treasury. Karen has been heavily involved in industry and community engagement and has considerable experience in applying insights and intelligence to support economic analysis and policy development.
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