Media Wrap: Melbourne Economic Forum

RBA Governor Glenn Stevens

The second Melbourne Economic Forum was hosted at the University of Melbourne yesterday.

The Melbourne Economic Forum brings together economic policy thinkers from the University of Melbourne and Victoria University, and public and private institutions to encourage sound Australian government policy making.

This second forum focused on financial reform and it featured presentations by Professor Kevin Davis from the University of Melbourne and Janine Dixon of Victoria University along with comments by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens (pictured),  Dr Nicholas Gruen, Dr Peter Johnson and Professor Helen Sullivan.

Chaired by Professor Ross Garnaut the forum received significant media focus with the Australian Financial Review covering a proposal by the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Professor Paul Kofman and his colleague Carsten Murawski to create a new model for Australia’s banking sector, while an op-ed by Victoria University Professor Rod Maddock on the super funds industry was also published.

The following is some of the additional media coverage related to the Forum

AFR -‘Home loan limits may not work, RBA Head says’ 

AFR- ‘Regulators need independence’ 

AFR- ‘RBA targets property boom’

ABC – ‘New policies to cool over heated property market’

ABC-  ‘Investor limits worth a try’ 

The Age & SMH – ‘Loan Limits worth a try’ 

The Age – ‘Too big to fail will not go away’

The Australian – ‘ RBA open to home lending limits’

Wall Street Journal – ‘Australian central bank open to home loan curbs’

International Business Times – ‘Afternoon report’ 

Sky News – live cross (link to follow)

Details of future forums will be included on the website of the Melbourne Economic Forum

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