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MANDALA EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

ECONOMICS FOR POLICYMAKERS

Mandala - Two days, in-person, in Canberra, Semesters 1 and 2, 2024​

Join us in person for eight practical and insightful sessions across two days. The course teaches the economic way of thinking through practical case studies tailored to Federal Government policymakers​, with rich insights from those who shape our policies, laws and regulations as politicians, public servants and regulators.​

COURSE FEE & DETAILS

  • Semesters 1 and 2, 2024​
  • All meals and welcome/wrap-up drinks included
  • Hosted at Kambri on the ANU campus
  • Underground parking available ($13 per day)
  • $2990 (exc GST)

$2,990

ENROL

Core Overview

‘Economics for Policymakers’ is an opportunity to step back, think big and learn a new way of thinking, with rich insights from those who shape our policies, laws and regulations as politicians, public servants and regulators.​

Hear from political, APS and academic leaders

Hear from political, APS and academic leaders

Guest presenters are used to better understand the political-economy of economic challenges. Presenters come from politics, the APS and academia – all leaders in economic policy.​

Learn practical frameworks to solve problems

Learn practical frameworks to solve problems

The course is about teaching practical economic tools and frameworks to solve the challenges facing the federal government today. ​ ​

All taught through relevant case studies​

All taught through relevant case studies​

The course is taught as a series of case studies. Each case study teaches us a different concept which, combined, builds the framework for how economists think about the world.​

No maths, no jargon, no prior expertise​

No maths, no jargon, no prior expertise​

The course is about teaching economic concepts, not equations. There’s no maths and no prior experience in economics is required.​ ​

Course Lecturer:

Dr. Adam Triggs

“There are no solutions, only trade-offs – economics lets us better understand the costs, benefits and trade-offs in policy”​

  • PhD Economics, Bachelor of Laws
  • Non-resident fellow, Brookings
  • Visiting fellow, ANU Crawford School
  • Partner at Mandala
  • Former head of Canberra office, AlphaBeta
  • Former economic advisor to Minister for Competition
  • Former advisor at PM&C and ACCC
  • Columnist, Fairfax papers
Course Lecturer:

Dr. Adam Triggs

“There are no solutions, only trade-offs – economics lets us better understand the costs, benefits and trade-offs in policy”​

PhD Economics, Bachelor of Laws

Non-resident fellow, Brookings

Visiting fellow, ANU Crawford School

Partner at Mandala

Former head of Canberra office, AlphaBeta

Former economic advisor to Minister for Competition

Former advisor at PM&C and ACCC

Columnist, Fairfax papers

Meet our course lecturers

Hear from those who shape our policies, laws and regulations as politicians, public servants and regulators.​

Dr. Adam Triggs

Dr. Adam Triggs

Course Lecturer

A non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, a visiting fellow at the ANU Crawford School as an accomplished economist & policy expert.

Professor Jenny Gordon​

Professor Jenny Gordon​

Guest Presenter

  • Professor at the Centre for Social Research and Methods, ANU​
  • Former Chief Economist at DFAT​
  • Former Chief Economist at Nous Consulting​
  • Former Principal Advisor at the Productivity Commission​
Professor Shiro Armstrong​

Professor Shiro Armstrong​

Guest Presenter

  • Director, Australia Japan Research Centre​
  • Director, Asian Bureau of Economic Research ​
  • Associate Professor, ANU Crawford School​
  • Research Associate, Colombia Business School​
Jason McDonald ​

Jason McDonald ​

Guest Presenter

  • First Assistant Secretary, Treasury​
  • Head of the Competition Taskforce, Treasury​
  • Former Chief Economist to the Prime Minister​
  • Former Head of the Deregulation Taskforce, Department of Finance ​

Course Outline

The course is taught in eight sessions over two days, broken-up with guest speakers, workshops and interactive learning techniques

Program brochure

The program fee covers tuition, books, case material accommodations, and key meals.

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Session 1: The latest research: Why competition matters and who it impacts​

10.30AM - 11.00AM

Morning Tea

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Session 2: How to measure competition: Theories of competitive harm​

12.30PM - 1.30PM

Lunch

1:30PM - 3:30PM

Session 3: The state of competition in the Australian economy and specific industries​

3.00PM - 3.30PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30PM - 5:00PM

Session 4: The economic thought and politics of competition, with the Hon. Andrew Leigh MP​

9:00AM - 10:30AM

Session 5: Applying a competition lens to government policies, laws and regulations

10:30AM - 11.00AM

Morning Break

11:00AM - 12:30PM

Session 6: Competition institutions and Australia’s reform history, with Rod Sims AO

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Lunch Break

1.30PM - 3.00PM

Session 7: Overview of competition law and its implementation in Australian courts, with ACCC Commissioner, Liza Carver

3.00PM - 3.30PM

Afternoon Tea

3:30PM -5:00PM

Session 8: Competition, technology, data and trade

Unlock Your Potential with Mandala Executive Education

Unlock Your Potential with Mandala Executive Education

‘Economics for Policymakers’ is an opportunity to step back, think big and learn a new way of thinking​

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