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Walking the wire-The Australian economy in 2009


Issues covered in this presentation include:

  • how is the global financial crisis affecting the Australian economy?
  • can Australia escape the global slowdown?
  • what are the economic risks and issues for 2009?
  • how will Australian policy makers respond?

Author profile

Michael Blythe
Michael is currently the Chief Economist for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In this role Michael is responsible for monitoring, analysing, and forecasting trends in the Australian economy, financial markets and domestic monetary policy. Michael joined the Commonwealth Bank in late 1995 as the Senior Economist in the Bank’s economic research division. Prior to this he spent 13 years in various roles within the Economic Group of the Reserve Bank of Australia including a role at the International Monetary Fund. Michael was the Reserve Bank’s Senior Economist from 1991-1995 with responsibility for the provision of economic analysis and policy advice. - Current at 13 February 2009


This was presented at Financial Services Taxation Conference 2009 .

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Walking the wire-The Australian economy in 2009

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