Creating a Productive Future - Trans-Pacific dialogue

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Australia faces many social and economic challenges in sustaining long-term productive growth beyond the mineral resources boom. Whilst the context in the United States differs in important ways, similar challenges are faced. Both share concerns around future economic growth, trends in poverty and inequality, productivity and employment levels, alongside a range of other issues that affect well-being.

This two day symposium, leading researchers from Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University, and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University and policy-makers from the Australian Government came together in a conversation on these issues, and more.

Videos on YouTube

Opening remarks and a keynote presentation by Lisa Paul

Keynote by Professor Quentin Grafton

Keynote by Dr Steven Kennedy

Keynote by US Ambassador Jeffrey Bleich

Session 1: Panel on Poverty and inequality: their link to growth and opportunity

Session 2: Panel on Well-being and economic opportunity (audio only)

Session 3: Panel on Managing economic insecurity

Session 4: Panel on Employment, the labour market and institutional reform

Session 5: Panel on ‘Policy - what does it mean for public management?’

Session 6: Panel on Understanding research impact on policy

Session 7: Panel on Demystifying productivity

Updated:  25 February 2024/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team