RBA Annual Conference – 2019 Low Wage Growth

The Reserve Bank of Australia's 2019 annual conference focused on ‘Low Wage Growth’. This year's Conference brought together senior central bankers, academics and industry to discuss the issue of low wage growth. It considered possible causes, consequences and international perspectives on the issue, including the possible effect of non-standard employment and other changes to work arrangements on wage growth; the effect of declining union coverage on wage outcomes in Australia; the possible role of changes in firm market power; and international perspectives on the relationship between productivity and wage growth; as well as other related themes.

The Conference was conducted under the Chatham House rule.