Women in Economics Budget Reflections


From: Monday May 14, 2018, 6:00 pm

To: Monday May 14, 2018, 8:00 pm

Women in Economics Budget reflections

Please join Women in Economics and the Commonwealth Treasury for a panel discussion on the 2018 budget.  Our panellists – Dr Angelia Grant (Commonwealth Treasury), Professor Miranda Stewart (Melbourne Law School) and Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) – will take a comprehensive look at the budget and its implications. Enjoy a drink while our panellists tackle the big questions: What do the forecasts say (and how does Treasury produce them)? Are income and company tax cuts affordable? How big are the pre-election giveaways? And what will be the impact of the budget on young people and women?

We look forward to seeing you for a fascinating discussion. 

About the speakers

Dr Angelia Grant is currently the Head of the Macroeconomic Conditions Division in the Australian Treasury.  The Division is responsible for monitoring and assessing economic developments in Australia and key global economies, providing advice to the Government on the economic forecasts and contributing to wider policy analysis across the Treasury.

Angelia previously held the position of Chief Adviser, Macroeconomic Group and Principal Adviser (Forecasting). She joined the Treasury in 1999 after completing a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Queensland, and has worked in a number of areas across the Department. She has also previously worked as an economics adviser in the Office of two former Prime Ministers and as Chief of Staff to a former Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.  She was awarded a PhD in economics from the Australian National University in 2015.  

Professor Miranda Stewart

Miranda is a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne as well as a Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and the College of Asia Pacific at the ANU. She was formerly the inaugural Director of the Institute. Miranda researches on tax law and policy, including taxation of businesses in the context of globalisation; not-for-profits; tax and development; budget laws and institutions; and tax reform. Recent books include as co-editor, Not for Profits Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Sham Transactions(Oxford University Press, 2013); Tax, Law and Development (Edward Elgar, 2013). Miranda is co-author of Death and Taxes (Thomson Reuters, 7th ed, 2017) and Cooper Krever Vann’s Income Taxation Commentary and Materials (Thomson Reuters, 8th ed, 2017).

Miranda previously taught at New York University School of Law, NY, USA, in the leading International Tax program in the US. She previously worked in private legal practice and in the Australian Tax Office on business tax policy and legislation. Miranda has also taught in the graduate tax law programs at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Canada and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Danielle Wood

Danielle is the Budget Policy and Institutional Reform Program Director at the Grattan Institute. Danielle’s main research interests are tax and budget policy, intergenerational inequality and economic and political institutions. 

Danielle previously worked as Principal Economist and Mergers Director at the ACCC, Senior Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting, and as a Senior Research Economist at the Productivity Commission.

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

Danielle is the National Chair of the Women in Economics Network and she sits on the Central Council for the Economic Society of Australia.

Event details 


 14 May 2018




ASIC offices, Level 7, 120 Collins Street

 Drinks and canapes will be provided. Drinks and networking will start at 6pm, with the panel discussion to commence at 6:30pm.

Both men and women are welcome to attend. Attendance is free but registrations are essential. Please register below.

The Women in Economics Network thanks the Commonwealth Treasury for their support of this event.


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ASIC Offices

Level 7, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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