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TSBE PUBLIC LECTURE | Forecasting at the Reserve Bank of Australia



Start Date

6 Apr 2016 5:30 pm

End Date

6 Apr 2016 6:30 pm

A Tasmanian School of Business and Economics public lecture

Presented by

Dr Christopher Kent

The Reserve Bank of Australia makes decisions which contribute to the stability of the currency, full employment, and the economic prosperity and welfare of Australia. Economic forecasting plays a crucial role in RBA decision-making, and the accuracy of predictions can have a huge effect on the Australian economy. Dr Kent will talk about the ways the RBA uses forecasts and the methods and tools it uses to construct its forecasts.

Christopher Kent is the Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia. In this role, he is responsible for economic analysis and research, and is the chief economic advisor to the Governor and the Board. He also spent two years with the International Monetary Fund working on the Italian desk. Christopher holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the Australian National University.

Where: Centenary Lecture Theatre, Grosvenor Street, Sandy Bay campus

Register: or 6226 2521

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