Australian Capital Territory


ESA (ACT): Budget Breakfast


From: Friday April 5, 2019, 7:15 am

To: Friday April 5, 2019, 8:30 am

The Economic Society of Australia invite you to attend its public Federal Budget Breakfast briefing by Associate Professor Ben Phillips.

Ben will provide an overview of the 2019-20 Federal Budget with an emphasis on which groups in society win and lose from the major personal income tax and welfare measures. Ben will also compare the major personal income tax and welfare measures of the Coalition Government with the Federal Opposition.

Ben is an Associate Professor at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods and the Director of the Research School of Economics' Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Ben leads the microsimulation modelling team at the Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM) which produces the PolicyMod model of the Australian Tax and Transfer system. The team modelled the 2018-19 Federal Budget and has undertaken a number of modelling projects modelling the Australian childcare system.

Prior to this Ben was Principal Research Fellow at NATSEM where he led STINMOD, NATSEM's static microsimulation model of Australia's income tax and transfer system. Ben's main interest is the application of social and economic models to important social and economic policy matters such as income inequality, social exclusion, housing affordability and demographic change, taxation and social security and policy development.

Breakfast will be a full hot plated breakfast, brewed coffee/tea

Arrive at 7:15am for a 7:30am start, speech finishing by 8:30am



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The Commonwealth Club

25 Forster Cresent, Yarralumla ACT 2600

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