Julie Smith 2016

Black markets in breast milk

29th September 2016

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Julie Smith was formerly a senior economist in Australian and New Zealand treasuries and department of finance. She has a PhD in Economics (ANU) and, prior to joining the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, was at the Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health, at the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and the Environment.

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RegNet scholar Julie Smith has been interviewed on SBS’s The Feed on her research which looks into the emerging market for breast milk. The program looks at the obstacles to sharing breast milk in Australia and in the interview Julie discusses the value of breast milk in Australia and argues that by putting a value on breast milk, ‘public policy would be better oriented to help mothers breast feed’.

Watch the entire program The Feed website (from the 6 min 9 sec mark).

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