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The New Economic Order

22 May 2022
12.00pm – 1.00pm AEST
Bay 25, Carriageworks
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Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon

Rosalind Dixon | Richard Holden | Ross Gittins | Judith Sloan

COVID-19 has put enormous pressure on civil liberties, the world of work and our bottom line. It has highlighted fault lines in neoliberal economic orders, from problems of economic inequality, stagnant wages and failing worker protections to the major unaddressed environmental challenge of climate change. But does this mean we should turn towards a radically different economic future? Or do we need to ensure that free markets can also be fair markets? Rosalind Dixon is joined by Ross Gittins, Richard Holden and Judith Sloan.

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Rosalind Dixon

Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law and Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW Sydney. She is a graduate of UNSW and Harvard, and has taught at law schools around the world – including Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago and National University Singapore, and is the author of a new book, with Richard Holden, From Free to Fair Markets: Liberalism after COVID out later this year. She is passionate about law and politics, and currently Director of the Pathways to Politics for Women Program at NSW. 

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics in the UNSW Business School. Professor Holden received a PhD from Harvard University and was a faculty member at MIT and the University of Chicago before returning to Australia. He has been published in leading economics journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review and Review of Economic Studies. His popular writings have appeared in outlets such as The New York Times, New Republic, American Affairs, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Conversation. He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, and of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins

Ross Gittins is economics editor of The Sydney Morning Herald and an economic columnist for The Age.

Judith Sloan

Judith Sloan

Judith Sloan is the Contributing Economics Editor of The Australian newspaper. She has been an academic, public servant and company director. She was a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and the Australian Fair Pay Commission. She served on the boards of Santos, Mayne Nickless, SGIO Insurance and Westfield Group.

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