Australia's place in the Global Economy

  

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, updates on:

Examine the change in the savings ratio in Australia and the effect this may have on foreign liabilities and the current account deficit
  

Peter Kennedy, Head Teacher/Teaching and Learning Castle Hill High School, answers:

Discuss the policies that the Australian government may use to encourage more sustainable management of the environment

  

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, updates on:

Analyse government policies designed to influence the distribution of income in Australia
  

Dr. Will Harvey, Lecturer, The University of Sydney Business School, updates on:

Explain the dimensions of trends in income and wealth inequality in Australia (in terms of age, gender, occupation, ethnic background and family structure)

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, updates on:

Explain the factors that have influenced the rate of economic growth in Australia in recent years
 

Francis George, Head of Economics at The Scots College and Director of The Scots College Institute of Business and Economics, answers:

Outline the main components of Australia's balance of payments and discuss the reasons for Australia's persistent current account deficit in the balance of payments

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, answers:

Describe the policies that the Australian government can implement to create structural change in the economy to help reduce the level of the CAD and evaluate the effectiveness of these

Peter Kennedy, Head Teacher/Teaching and Learning Castle Hill High School, answers:

Discuss how globalisation has lead to variations in the standard of living and contrasts in the level of development between nations

Tim Riley, Director of Economics Literacy Centre, answers:

Outline Australia's policy towards free trade and assess the benefits and costs of reducing protection

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, answers:

How has Australia been able to achieve low levels of Unemployment post GFC?
 

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, answers:

What factors are causing and inhibiting growth in the Australian Economy in 2010/11?
 

  

Francis George, Head of Economics at The Scots College and Director of The Scots College Institute of Business and Economics, answers:

Outline the reasons for the RBA intervening on the foreign exchange market and discuss the policies the RBA could use to influence the exchange rate under a floating exchange rate

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, answers:

Discuss the role of protection and the gains from trade liberalisation
 

  

Scott Haslem, UBS Australia Chief Economist, answers:

The appreciating Australian dollar-reasons, consequences and predictions