Luck or leadership? How we avoided recession

Professor Robert Brooks, Professor of Economics, Monash University

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Monash University economist Professor Robert Brooks explains why it is that Australia, and the world, avoided a widely forecast recession in 2023. Professor Brooks highlights the unexpected resilience in economic growth, attributing it to factors like sustained demand for Australian commodities and the quicker-than-expected relief of supply chain issues. He also delves into the intricate balance of monetary policy, global influences, and domestic economic management. He suggests that while growth rates have tapered off, there’s cautious optimism for 2024.