The Economists' Corner


The Economists' Corner features CEDA's Chief Executive Melinda Cilento and Chief Economist Jarrod Ball in conversation, tackling the big issues and exploring some of the latest economic news and policy updates.

Episode 3: Special edition

On 12 March 2020 the Federal Government released its economic stimulus package to boost the economy in the face of Coronavirus. In this episode, CEDA CEO Melinda Cilento speaks with Deloitte Access Economics Head, Pradeep Philip while CEDA Chief Economist Jarrod Ball speaks with ANZ Senior Economist, Cherelle Murphy break down the package and discuss what impact the measures will have. Listen to the podcast here for the full episode.

Episode 2

In this episode, Melinda and Jarrod discuss the global outlook for 2020, aged care policy, the Productivity Commission Inquiry into mental health, and the opportunities for growth in 2020.


In this episode, Melinda and Jarrod discuss stimulating economic growth exploring the recent interest rate cuts, business and infrastructure investment, Australia's space agency and the case for raising Newstart. Is it time to the raise the rate?