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Economics and Economists | 23rd October 2017
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Beginning in June 2020, Saul began publishing the Coronavirus Impact Chart Pack, a weekly publication tracking the course of Covid-19 and its impact on economies around the world, including Australia and New Zealand. Starting at just under 60 pages, by the second half of 2021 it had grown to more than 150 pages.
From the beginning of this year, 2022, the Chart Pack has been replaced with three separate publications:
Each of these chart packs will continue to trace the impact of the virus (for as long as that’s relevant), economic data, developments in monetary and fiscal policy, trends in financial markets, and (where relevant) political developments. They will be accessible to subscribers of the Premium Access package.
The World Economy chart pack will have sections covering the global economy, and the economies of major regions – including the United States, Europe, China, Japan, other East Asian countries, India, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (very briefly), Latin America and Central & Eastern Europe.
Alan Kohler, ABC finance presenter, founder of Eureka Report
Adam Creighton, Economics Editor for The Australian
Rufus Black, former Managing Partner of McKinsey’s, and currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania
Prof Jeff Borland, Truby Williams Professor of Economics, The University of Melbourne, Website
retired former Chief Executive Officer of a District Hospital Service in New South Wales
This chart pack, published on Monday morning (Eastern Australian time) each week, portrays developments in the global economy and in the economies of major nations and regions – the United States, Europe, China, Japan, other East Asian economies, India, Canada, Australia & New Zealand*, Latin America and Central & Eastern Europe – with particular emphasis on:
The pack typically runs to 110-120 pages and includes more than 570 individual charts as well as tables and text.
* for more detailed coverage of Australia and New Zealand please see The Australian Economy this Week and The New Zealand Economy this Month, respectively.
This chart pack, published on Friday evening (Eastern Australian time) each week, portrays developments in the Australian economy, with particular emphasis on:
Closer to this year’s federal elections – which have to be held no later than 29th May – we will include some pages on political developments as well.
The pack typically runs to 80-90 pages and includes some 280 charts.
For coverage of the global economy, please see The World Economy this Week
Sheryle Bagwell, recently retired Senior Business Correspondent (and sometime Executive Producer),
ABC Radio National Breakfast
Dr Joe Flood, Adjunct Fellow, RMIT University, Pandemicia
Andrew Trembath, economist, Victorian and Australian Government agencies
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