Economics Explored

State Government Economic Responses to COVID-19

Episode Summary

Principles for state government economic responses to COVID-19 which Economics Explained host Gene Tunny presented at a Queensland Government Parliamentary Inquiry on 13 July 2020.

Episode Notes

Economics Explained host Gene Tunny presents and elaborates on his opening remarks to the Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry on the state government’s economic response to COVID-19. The remarks are relevant to state or sub-national governments in countries other than Australia. 

Here are some relevant links:

COVID19: Getting Australia Safely Back to Work (the new Menzies Research Centre paper from Dr Henry Ergas and Joe Branigan questioning the net benefits of lockdowns)

The New Bradfield scheme proposes moving floodwaters from north to south, but its feasibility is in question

Australian Government 2009 Updated Economic and Fiscal Outlook (re. expenditure growth fiscal rule)

Opening remarks to Qld Parliamentary Inquiry on economic response to COVID-19

Australian coverage of my upcoming Qld Parliamentary Inquiry appearance

Qld Gov’t COVID-19 Adaption Grants program poorly designed