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12 March 2014

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Quentin Grafton is Director of the Centre for Water Economics, Environment and Policy (CWEEP) at Crawford School of Public Policy. In April 2010 he was appointed the Chairholder, the UNESCO Chair in Water Economics and Transboundary Water Governance.

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Policymakers need to learn more about what drives economic growth to ensure a strong economy for the future, according to a Crawford School expert.

Professor Quentin Grafton, Executive Director of the Australian National Institute of Public Policy at Crawford School will be one of three presenters at the Executive Education one-day course Economic growth and business cycles for policymakers on 24 March.

“The features of global economic growth including emerging economies, such as China, will be discussed. We’ll also focus on key aspects of growth in the Australian economy with a particular emphasis on post-war expansion,” Grafton said.

Crawford School Director Professor Tom Kompas and Professor Ippei Fujiwara will also present sessions at the course and will provide an overview of the key issues of economic growth from a global, regional and an Australian perspective.

The sessions will provide an understanding of the key components of long-term economic growth, a case study of the Japanese economy, and the policy levers that can be used to achieve economic objectives.
The course will also discuss the causes and consequences of recession, as well as the fiscal and monetary policy tools available to manage the global economy.

“The course is for anyone interested in understanding the fundamental drivers and history of economic growth.

“It is a ‘must do’ course for policymakers who want to understand the factors that determine economic growth,” Grafton said.

The course will run from 9.30am-4.30pm on Monday 24 March 2014 at Crawford School. For enrolments and more information:

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