The Texan economic miracle and how it's driving US growth

The Australian National University

Event details


Date & time

Wednesday 21 June 2017


Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Building 131, Garran Road, ANU


Alastair Walton, Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in Houston.


Michelle Burke
+61 2 6125 1831

Texas is now the world’s 10th largest economy, exceeding that of Australia and the Russian Federation. Over the decade from 2005 to 2015 Texas created more than one quarter of all new jobs in the United States and is a national powerhouse of economic development.

Drawing upon his experience as an investment banker and economist, our guest speaker Alastair Walton will provide an in-depth analysis of the Texan economy and its legislative frame work. He will also identify the unique cultural and historical reference points that define Texans, discuss the economic objectives of the new Trump Administration and comment on the likely Texan perspectives on them.

About the Presenter

Alastair Walton is the Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner – Houston. He is also a former Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Goldman Sachs Australia.

Alastair has a Master of Business Administration from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he was a Dean’s Scholar, a Bachelor of Economics (with specialisation in Accounting) from The Australian National University and is a Chartered Accountant. Alastair was inducted into the ANU College of Business and Economics Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013.

This event is presented by ANU College of Business and Economics.

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