Melbourne Business School Events 2020 Sir Donald Hibberd Lecture: Global Economic Recovery

2020 Sir Donald Hibberd Lecture: Global Economic Recovery

Thursday, 24 September 2020
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM
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The impacts of COVID-19 on economies worldwide in 2020 will be devastating.

Eventually, though, economies will recover, and in this presentation, Professor Mark Crosby will discuss the features of this recovery and the shape of the world economy in 2021 and beyond.

Several factors were at play before COVID-19 became a pandemic – widening inequality in many countries, a retreat from globalisation in the United States, and a heightened nationalism in China. Professor Crosby will speculate on how these forces are likely to shape the remainder of this decade, and what countries can do to support their economy going forward.



This webinar is presented thanks to the generous support of the Sir Donald Hibberd Lectureship Endowment.

About the Sir Donald Hibberd Lectureship

The Sir Donald Hibberd Lectureship was established in honour of the Sir Donald Hibberd, one of Australia’s great nation builders. Sir Donald Hibberd held influential positions in the public service and contributed greatly to the success of the aluminium industry in Australia. He was a member of the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia and the council of the University of Melbourne.

The Lectureship was established by the late Lady Florence Hibberd with support from the University of Melbourne and Comalco, in memory of her husband. Each year the Lectureship brings an esteemed academic who is distinguished in their field to Melbourne Business School. Melbourne Business School is honoured to host these local and international experts who continue the legacy of Sir Donald Hibberd and Lady Florence Hibberd in building our next generation of leaders.

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About speakers


Mark Crosby joined Monash University as the Director of the Bachelor of International Business Program at Monash Business School in October 2016. Prior to this Mark was on the faculty and held a number of administrative roles including Associate Dean (Programs) and Associate Dean (International) at Melbourne Business School. Mark’s academic interests are in international macroeconomics, with a particular interest in policy issues in the Australian and Asian regions.


After almost 20 years as a professor at the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Business School, Ian became a public figure as the chairman of the federal government's Competition Policy Review (Harper Review) and currently serves on the board of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Ian has also been a partner at Deloitte, an Advisory Board member at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Australia), and as of May 2018, returned to lead Melbourne Business School as its sixth Dean.