The Australian and global economic outlooks
Speaker: Meghan Quinn, Deputy Secretary, Australian Treasury
The global economy faces significant challenges, including modest productivity growth, low to negative long-term interest rates, a build-up of financial risks in parts of the system, ongoing uncertainty regarding international trade arrangements, and more recently the coronavirus. Meghan Quinn, deputy secretary of the macroeconomic group at the Commonwealth Treasury, exchanged views on the outlook for the global and Australian economy. She also discussed the policy developments within Australia that aimed to address the challenges outlined above.