State Budget Review 2017/18


From: Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:15 pm

To: Thursday May 4, 2017, 6:30 pm

We have the pleasure of welcoming Deputy Secretary (Economic Division) of the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, Amy Auster, who will provide her reflections on this year's budget whilst also giving her view on the state of the Victorian economy. You will then have the opportunity to have your questions answered by Amy in an extensive Q&A session after her speech.

Amy will be introduced by Danielle Wood, Fellow at the Grattan Institute. Danielle is the national and Victorian Chair of the recently launched Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia. 

We hope to see you all there for what is one of the most important and exciting events on the ESA calendar.

The speaker: Amy Auster is Deputy Secretary, Economic Division.

Amy is responsible for the provision of high level economic and policy advice to Government on productivity, taxation and regulation, along with social, environmental and development issues.  Amy joined DTF in September 2016.

Prior to joining DTF, Amy served as Executive Director of Monash University's Australian Centre for Financial Studies and was a member of the Monash Business School faculty executive. Previously, she spent nearly 20 years working in the financial services industry including at ANZ Banking Group as Head of International Economics, Head of FX Strategy and Global Head of Client Engagement and at global investment banks including JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch in New York.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and a Masters degree in economics and finance from Columbia University's School for International and Public Affairs in New York.

The host: Danielle Wood, Fellow at the Grattan Institute.

Danielle is a Fellow at the Grattan Institute. Her research and advocacy efforts focus on tax and budget policy, political fragmentation and intergenerational inequality.

Previously, Danielle worked at the ACCC as the Principal Economist and Director of Merger Investigations, as a Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

Danielle has a Masters of Commerce (Hons) and a Masters in Competition Law (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

Event Details

Date and time: Thursday May 4th 2017, 5:30PM to 6:30PM (arrival at 5:15)

Venue: Room M101, 1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne,  Victoria, 3002



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Room M101

1 Macarthur Street, East Melbourne, Melbourne VIC 3000

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