Indispensable Economic Partners: The US-Australia Investment Relationship
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When: Monday, October 23, 2017
12:30 PM
Where: Australian Consulate-General
150 E 42nd Street
34th Floor
New York, New York  10017
United States

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Indispensable Economic Partners
The US-Australia investment relationship 

The Hon Joe Hockey, Australian Ambassador to the United States, is pleased to join the United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney and the Australian Trade and Investment Commission in inviting you to attend the US launch of two exciting new reports examining the two way investment relationship between the United States and its closest ally, Australia.

The Ambassador will launch the Australian Trade & Investment Commission’s report “Australia's Investment Footprint in the US” and the USSC report “Indispensable Economic Partners” at the Australian Consulate in New York City.

The United States is the single largest source of investment in Australia and the single largest destination of outbound Australian investment. Now totalling nearly half a trillion dollars, Australian investment in the United States is responsible for more than 100,000 jobs in the United States across 83 different industries. Until now, there has not been comprehensive analysis of the value and economic impact of these investment flows.

The USSC report is a collaboration between it and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham). Lead researcher Professor Richard Holden will present economic data, analysis of the key economic indicators and in-depth case studies with compelling findings gleaned from both reports.


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Monday, October 23, 2017
12:30 - 2:00pm



Australian Consulate
150 E 42nd St, New York
NY 10017, USA 


Ambassador Joe Hockey

The Honourable Joe Hockey is Australia’s Ambassador to the United States of America, taking up his posting in Washington in January 2016.

Mr Hockey has had a long and distinguished career in public service. He first entered Parliament in 1996 as the Member for North Sydney and spent more than seventeen years on the front bench.

Mr Hockey served as a Minister in a number of different portfolios including Financial Services, Small Business and Tourism, Human Services and Employment and Workplace Relations.

In 2013 Mr Hockey was appointed Treasurer of the Commonwealth and was responsible for all economic policy including fiscal policy. He served as Chair of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in 2014 and a member of the leadership troika in 2015. As Treasurer he was a regular delegate to IMF, World Bank, Asian Development Bank and APEC meetings.

Previously Mr Hockey served as a banking and finance lawyer with a major Australian law firm. He graduated from the University of Sydney with Bachelor degrees in Arts and Law.

Mr Hockey is married to Ms Melissa Babbage, a company director and former investment banker. They have three young children Xavier, Adelaide and Ignatius.


Professor Richard Holden

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017.

Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.

His research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.

He is currently editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is the founding director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law & Economics at UNSW.

He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the MIT Department of Economics and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

His research has been featured in press articles in such outlets as: The New York Times, The Financial Times, the New Republic, and the Daily Kos.


Professor Simon Jackman 

Professor Simon Jackman became CEO of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in April 2016. Born and raised in Australia, he went to the United States for his PhD (Political Science, Rochester) in 1988.  From 1996 to 2016, Jackman taught Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Simon’s research focuses on public opinion, political participation, and electoral systems, in both the United States and Australia.  Since 2009, Simon has been one of the Principal Investigators of the American National Election Studies, the world’s longest running and most authoritative study of political attitudes and behaviour.





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