Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ invited to join National Economic Panel

ContactsJoanne Peckitt, Communication and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator
Published6 July 2017

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Deputy Director Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ has been invited to join the Economic Society of Australia’s National Economic Panel (NEP).

The Panel was established in 2015 to encourage the study of economics, investigate local and general economic problems and promote the understanding and professionalism of economics in the Australian community.

Professor Ong ViforJ thanked the Economic Society of Australia for the invitation and said she looked forward to participating in the Panel.

“I am delighted to join the Panel, which comprises the 57 leading economists in Australia. I look forward to being able to provide a female West Australian perspective to the Panel through its monthly polls,” Professor Ong ViforJ said.

Monthly polls are distributed by the ESA to Panel participants, in order to gather expert insights from leading Australian economists, and have covered diverse topics such as penalty rates, the 2016 US election and the economics of education.

The Economic Society of Australia recently expanded the NEP, “in order to achieve a better gender and demographic balance in the Panel and to improve the statistical validity of the results”.