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EdXN Series

Education Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly on national tours, EdXN presents experts sharing topical insights about the ICT sector today and tomorrow.

The event attracts ICT professionals from a wide range of international industries interested in IT networking and professional development.

Paul Krugman

Economic & Jobs Growth in an Era of Digital Disruption

Our first speaker for 2019 is Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and Distinguished Scholar at The Graduate Centre, City University of New York. Paul is one of the world’s leading economists and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize for his work in economic geography and international trade patterns. He is an insightful, outspoken New York Times columnist, writing on topics including macroeconomics, trade, health care, social policy and politics.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson hosts a fireside Q&A style chat that will delve into the economics of trade and investment, industries offering competitive advantage for nations, economies of scale and opportunities and challenges afforded through technology both across Australia and by other nations.

SYDNEY – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 6PM - 9PM

ACS Innovation Hub
Level 27, Tower 1, 100 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo

ADELAIDE – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 5.30PM - 8.30PM

ACS SA Branch Office
15b King William St, Kent Town

BRISBANE – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 5PM - 8PM

PwC Brisbane
Level 23/ 480 Queen St, Brisbane

CANBERRA – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 5.30PM - 8PM

KPMG Canberra
Level 2, 18-20 Brindabella Circuit, Brindabella Business Park, Canberra 

DARWIN – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 4.30PM - 7.30PM

Darwin Innovation Hub
Level 1, Paspalis Centrepoint, 48-50 Smith St Mall, Darwin

HOBART – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 6PM - 9PM

AICD Tasmanian Division
Level 4, 85 Macquarie St, Hobart

MELBOURNE – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 6PM - 9PM

Deloitte Australia
550 Bourke St, Melbourne

PERTH – 20 FEBRUARY 2019, 3.30PM - 6PM

Pan Pacific Perth
207 Adelaide Terrace, Perth

 

About EdXN

Education Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly, EdXN presents experts sharing topical insights about the ICT sector today and tomorrow. EdXN is a highly valued event attracting ICT professionals from a wide range of international industries.

About Paul Krugman

Paul Krugman is one of the world’s best known and most acclaimed economist and journalist who received the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work in economic geography and in identifying international trade patterns.  He speaks on leading issues of the day affecting the world economy. 

Krugman was awarded a B.A. from Yale University in 1974 and a Ph.D. from MIT in 1977. He served as a member of MIT’s economics faculty from 1979 to 2000, leaving for a year (1982–83) to work as the chief staffer for international economics on U.S. Pres. Ronald Reagan’s Council of Economic Advisers and again for a hiatus (1994–96) to teach at Stanford University. From 1979 he also worked as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. In 2000 he became a professor of economics and international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; he retired in 2015 as professor emeritus. He subsequently became a professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Through the integration of economies of scale into general equilibrium models, Krugman furthered understanding of both the determinants of trade and the location of production in an increasingly globalized post-World War II economy. His research findings explained how the consumer’s desire for variety and choice enabled countries to achieve the economies of scale required for profitable trade in similar products. This led to later research on the “new economic geography,” which explained the location of jobs and businesses and the reason there was acceleration in the pace of urbanization and a population decline in rural areas.

A prolific writer, Krugman published more than 27 books and 200 papers in professional journals. Among his writings were regular magazine columns in Slate (1996–99) and Fortune (1997–99), and from 1999 he was an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His books included the essay collection The Great Unraveling: Losing Our Way in the New Century (2003), which criticized the administration of Pres. George W. Bush; economics textbooks such as Microeconomics (2004) and Macroeconomics (2005); and nonacademic best sellers such as The Return of Depression Economics (1999) and The Conscience of a Liberal (2007). In addition to the Nobel Prize, Krugman received many honours, including the 1991 John Bates Clark medal, awarded to economists under age 40.

Watch previous EdXN Sessions on demand

Education Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly on national tours, EdXN presents experts sharing topical insights about the ICT sector today and tomorrow. The event attracts ICT professionals from a wide range of international industries interested in IT networking and professional development. 

ACS members can watch EdXN sessions on-demand anytime.

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