29 November 2016
The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States reflects powerful forces in global political economy, and will shape those forces. It will have important effects on financial markets, trade and economic activity throughout the world. This Melbourne Economic Forum explores the significance of the Trump Presidency for the global, Asia Pacific and Australian economies, looking at trade, capital markets, investment and economic activity.
Professor Ross Garnaut, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics, University of Melbourne on the Global and Asia Pacific Economies under President-Elect Trump
Justin Brown, Deputy Secretary DFAT in charge of trade policy and negotiations on the Regional and Global Trade Policy Context after the US Election
Professor Max Corden, Emeritus Professor of International Economics of the Johns Hopkins University and Professorial Fellow, Department of Economics, University of Melbourne on Why the Losers from Trade Liberalisation Matter and Global Macroeconomic Implications of Trump Fiscal Expansion
Professor Abigail Payne, Director, Melbourne Institute at the University of Melbourne on the Micro-economic Foundation of Voter Dissatisfaction
Jim Minifie, Productivity Growth Program Director, Grattan Institute on President-Elect Trump’s Trade and Fiscal Policies in a Low-growth World Economy
Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University with modelling on the Macro-economic Impacts on the Australian Economy of President-Elect Trump’s Protectionist Policies