Podcasts and Other Media

Our podcasts bring you insights into the world of economics and central banking. Also included here are interviews with other media.


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Data provide one window into what’s happening in the economy. To really understand what’s going on and why, we also need to engage with the people who operate within the economy. Enter the liaison program – a formal program of economic intelligence gathering established in 2001. Through the program our economists meet frequently with businesses, industry bodies, government agencies and community organisations. This gives us a near real time read on the economy that complements published data and economic models in informing our assessment of economic conditions.

In this episode, learn about the history of the program, why we place so much importance on talking to the community in this way and how it has supported our decision-making over the last two decades.

Features: Assistant Governor (Economic) Luci Ellis, Senior Manager Kate McLoughlin and Senior Representatives Aaron Walker (Western Australia) and Kate Davis (Queensland)

26 mins : 50 secs