The University of Adelaide’s SA Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) will discuss the outlook for the South Australian economy on .
The University’s economists predict that South Australia’s economic growth will broadly mirror Australia’s and the global economy’s continued good performance. But there are risks from the United States’ anti-trade measures and the possibility that China will falter.
In its latest Economic Briefing Report, SACES predicts that global economic growth will translate into growth in the Australian and South Australian economies for the rest of 2018 and into next year.
Mr Steve Whetton, Deputy Director of SACES at the University of Adelaide, will talk about how household spending and debt, wages, house prices, business confidence and investment, public sector spending, and the state of the national and international economy affect South Australia’s fortunes.
Following the briefing, Dr John Hewson, AM, former Liberal Party leader and leader of the Opposition, will speak about the South Australian economy.
Dr Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government, media and the financial world. He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and as an advisor to two successive Federal Treasurers and the Prime Minister.
Dr Hewson is Professor and Chair of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, the Australian National University. The title of his presentation is South Australia in a Challenging Global Economy.
Note: Media are invited to attend the briefing, which is invitation only.