A Fiscal Vaccine for COVID-19 with Tony Makin – new podcast episode

In my latest podcast episode, I speak with Professor Tony Makin of Griffith University about his new CIS Policy Paper A Fiscal Vaccine for COVID-19. In Tony’s words:

“the paper considers the resurgence of crude Keynesianism before highlighting risks of the fiscal legacy.”

Tony is Professor of Economics at Griffith University and has previously taught at the University of Queensland, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and in the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) program. His field of expertise is international macroeconomics and public finance and he has previously served as an economist with the International Monetary Fund and in the Australian federal departments of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Treasury and Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has also been Director of the APEC Study Centre at Griffith University, and Australian convener of the structural issues group of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).

Tony’s previous papers on fiscal policy include:

The Effectiveness of Federal Fiscal Policy: A Review

Australia’s Competitiveness: Reversing the Slide by Tony Makin

Tony Makin’s Agenda paper on fiscal stimulus during the GFC


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