Teacher Immersion Series – 2017

Teachers attending the 2017 Teacher Immersion Series event held in the Reserve Bank’s Head Office on 21 June.

On 21 June, the Reserve Bank hosted the first event in its Teacher Immersion series. The event was an opportunity for secondary school economics teachers to learn directly from experts about the Reserve Bank's roles and functions, receive an economic update and be taken through topics that teachers have most commonly asked questions about. Teachers were also exposed to current Bank research that is aligned to curricula.


Time Program item
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
Phil Lowe (Governor)
9:15 – 9:30 The Current Landscape for the Study of Economics
Jacqui Dwyer (Head of Information)
9:30 – 10:30 What do we do at the Reserve Bank?
Moderator: Rema Oxandaboure (Public Access & Education)
Alex Heath (Head of Economic Analysis), Chris Kent (Assistant Governor, Financial Markets), Lindsay Boulton (Assistant Governor, Business Services) and Michele Bullock (Assistant Governor, Financial System)
10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea (meet the Governors)
11:00 – 12:00 Economic Update and Discussion of the Board Minutes
Michael Plumb (Deputy Head of Economic Analysis)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
Hosted by David Orsmond (Acting Head of Financial Stability)
1:00 – 1:45 Understanding the Transmission Mechanism of Monetary Policy
Giancarlo La Cava (Economic Analysis)
Slides 1.4MB | Webcast
1:45 – 2:30 How the Reserve Bank Implements Monetary Policy
Katherine Leong (Domestic Markets)
Slides 495KB | Webcast
2:30 – 3:00 Afternoon Tea
3:00 – 3:45 Internal Tour
3:45 – 4:30 The Changing Nature of the Australian Workforce
Alexandra Heath (Head of Economic Analysis)
4:30 – 4:45 Next Steps in the Bank’s Education Program
Jacqui Dwyer (Head of Information)
4:45 – 5:00 Closing Remarks
Guy Debelle (Deputy Governor)