Remembering Tony Makin with ex-Ambassador to OECD Alex Robson

Late last month we lost a great Australian economist, Professor Tony Makin of Griffith University. Episode 119 of my podcast explores Tony’s contributions to the Australian macroeconomic policy debate, particularly his studies and opinion pieces on fiscal stimulus and before that the current account, once the subject of great concern among policy makers in Australia. I spoke about Tony with one of his co-authors and former students, Dr Alex Robson, an Associate Partner at EY, and a former Australian Ambassador to the OECD and former chief economic adviser to the Prime Minister.

Check out the show notes via the link above to find links to the articles Alex and I discuss in the episode.

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