Make Sense of Economics - Question Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist on Dollars and Sense website forum

4 October 2002

If you are a high school or tertiary student studying economics, commerce or business or just someone who would like to make sense of monetary policy, the consumer price index, interest rates and inflation, can help. To ask your questions with leading economist Michael Blythe, Chief Economist Commonwealth Bank, all you need to do is log on to the forum, starting 8th October 2002.

An authoritative commentator on the Australian economy, Michael’s appearance on the forum offers students studying for their HSC, VCE, OP and equivalent, a great opportunity to ask an economics expert any question about the economy or economics, ranging from the effects of world economic activity to housing loan interest rate movements. Visitors to the Dollars and Sense website forum are invited to ask Michael their questions between 8th–20th October 2002.

As the Commonwealth Bank’s Chief Economist, Michael Blythe is responsible for monitoring, analysing and forecasting trends in the Australian economy and financial markets. Previous to this he spent thirteen years with the economic group of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), providing economic analysis and policy advice as the RBA’s senior economist from 1991–1995.

Dollars and Sense is a website developed by the Commonwealth Bank to help young people develop money management skills. The website offers clear, concise, objective, and practical information about a range of money matters.

The next industry expert to appear on the Dollars and Sense forum will be Commonwealth Bank Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Murray between
9-24 November.

Visitors to are also invited to enter a new competition starting 14 October for the chance to win $1000 worth of tickets from TICKETEK along with 20 Greater Union movie tickets and $250 worth of SANITY music vouchers. (Conditions apply).