Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture

US Economic Diplomacy in the Asian Region

Former Secretary to the Treasury, Dr Martin Parkinson, will explore how the United States’ approach to economic diplomacy has changed over time. He asks whether the current approach can be successful in a world where emerging market economies – and especially China – have significantly increased economic importance. Particular attention will be given to the implications for Australia.

Dr Martin Parkinson has a distinguished career in government, serving as Secretary to the Treasury between 2011 and 2014 and the inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change from its establishment in December 2007. In the early 1990s, he worked at the International Monetary Fund on the reform of international financial architecture, as a Senior Adviser to Treasurer Dawkins; and on a range of issues within the Treasury including taxation policy, labour market and structural reform, macroeconomic policy and forecasting. Dr Parkinson holds a PhD from Princeton University, a MEc from the Australian National University and a BEc (Hons) from the University of Adelaide.

The lecture promises to provide great insights into economic diplomacy and public policy, and we do hope you can join us.