Colm Harmon on ‘Big Trust’: 2013 OECD Forum in Paris

31 May, 2013

Head of the School of Economics Professor Colm Harmon this week participated in the “Big Trust” lunchtime debate at the 2013 OECD Forum, Paris.

The panel of 10 speakers including Economists, Directors and Ministers from the UK, Canada, France, Brazil and USA, debated issues around current “big data” usage, logistical and ethical challenges (including security) and future directions.

Professor Harmon was the only speaker from the Asia-Pacific region. The lunchtime debates formed part of the larger OECD Forum which this year focused on 3 key themes: Promoting inclusive growth; Rebuilding trust; Fostering sustainability. The Big Trust debate fell under the theme “Promoting inclusive growth”

During the two day Forum, an historic internship agreement was reached with the University of Sydney; the first of its kind in Australia.


For more information about the OECD internship agreement visit:

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