[Panel Discussion] COVID-19: The demographic winners & losers within Australia

With the economic recovery well underway, the long term economic impact of COVID-19 is now receiving more attention. The closure of the international border has turned Net Overseas Migration negative – the pace of population growth has fallen to its lowest level in over a century. This shift is having a profound (and in some cases surprising) impact on the domestic economy, the housing market, and construction sector activity.

In this panel discussion session, our Chief Economist Sarah Hunter, Principal Economist Sean Langcake, and Principal Building Economist Tim Hibbert will discuss the following:

  • When and how we expect the border to re-open,
  • What the latest visa application and grant data suggests about the recovery in overseas migration over the next five years,
  • How this recovery will feed through to individual states, and what this will mean for economic activity,
  • How internal migration and birth rates have responded to the pandemic, and what this will mean for the local economy.

We will be repeating the same webinar to cater for the difference in time zones between the Americas, APAC and EMEA:

  • APAC – Thursday 15th April | 13:00 pm AEST
  • EMEA – Friday 16th April | 10:00 am BST
  • Americas – Friday 16th April | 16:00 EDT

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Sarah Hunter | Chief Economist

Sarah Hunter is the BIS Oxford Economics Chief Economist, and is responsible for delivering the company’s suite of subscription services. She has extensive experience presenting our regional and global outlook to clients, and previously led the team responsible for providing bespoke macroeconomic analysis to clients across the Asia Pacific region.

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Sean Langcake | Principal Economist 

Sean Langcake is a Principal Economist in the Economics team at BIS Oxford Economics. He is responsible for contributing to the Australian Macro Service, as well as contributing to macroeconomic-related consultancy projects. Before joining BIS Oxford Economics, Sean worked in a wide variety of roles at the Reserve Bank of Australia, largely focusing on forecasting and macroeconomic modelling.

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Timothy Hibbert | Principal Economist 

Timothy Hibbert is a Principal Economist in the Building and Construction forecasting unit of BIS Oxford Economics. Working over the full building spectrum, he oversees building forecast subscriptions including: Australia Building Forecast Service, Building Work Done and Regional Building. Timothy is also actively engaged in consultancy work across demand modelling, market sizing, benchmarking and policy analysis. 

 

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