A special career-readiness event for economics students, “Women in Economics and Leadership” was held on May 17, 2017. Dr Duygu Yengin, Deputy Head of School of Economics,  interviewed our special guest Carolyn Hewson AO, company director and former investment banker and Honours graduate of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide.  Ms. Hewson  is a non-executive Director of two listed Australian companies – BHP Billiton and Stockland Group. She has also served as a Director on the Boards of the Australian Gas Light Company, AGL Energy, AMP, BT Investment Management CSR, South Australia Water, the Economic Development Board of South Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. The event was highly successful, where students got a chance to ask their questions to Ms. Hewson, and enjoy some light refreshments and networking after the interview.

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The School of Economics annual Prize Award Ceremony for our 2016 winners was held on 11 May and was attended by the students together with their family and friends, and generous donors.  Our guest presenter was Professor Abigail Payne Director and Ronald Henderson Professor at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.  Professor Payne is an expert on the analysis of big data.  Congratulations to all our winners!


From left to right: Christopher Paterson, Gilbert Hallahan, Prof Abigail Payne, Prof Gareth Myles, Leiu Wang, Samuel Beer, Timothy Hersey, Lauren Slinger and Anabella Irene.

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Family and friends together with the graduating students and school staff enjoyed a ‘Bubbles and Brunch” event yesterday to celebrate our 2016 Graduating students.  We are pleased to say that all of our 2016 Honours  and PhD students are either starting on their chosen career path, or undertaking further study here at the School of Economics.  We wish all our students the best for their future careers and once again, a big congratulations to you all!

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From left to right: Maverick De Leon, Lin Hu (PhD), David O’Callaghan, Tim Hersey, Hamish Gamble, Marcus Miller, Sean Parry, Adam Baird, Jason Maxted and Alexander Holmes.

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To promote and support women economists in Australia, the Women in Economics Network-part of Economic Society of Australia held a launch event on March 24, with thanks to sponsorship of the School of Economics, University of Adelaide. Our alumna Carolyn Hewson was the guest speaker. For questions about WEN and how to join, contact National […]

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This year the annual Harcourt Lecture was delivered by Professor Alan Winters from the University of Sussex. Professor Winters gave a lecture on ‘“How will the World Trade Organisation shape ‘Brexit’?”  Due to very high registration numbers, we were unable to issue tickets to everyone that was interested in attending, so please see here to view the video of […]

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By Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles.  Read the article here.

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The School of Economics is proud to present the 2017 Geoff Harcourt Visiting Professorial Lecture given by Professor L Alan Winters, Professor of Economics, University of Sussex. Entitled: How will the world Trade Organisation shape ‘Brexit’?  Thursday 16 March, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, The University of Adelaide. For more information and to Register.

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Macroeconomic Policymaking since Federation: Its Implications for the Australian Settlement David Vines, University of Oxford – 4 January 2017 This blog develops the ideas in the 2016 Harcourt Lecture, called “Institutions, Individuals, and Ideas: Macroeconomic Policymaking in Australia from Federation to 2020”, which Professor Vines delivered at the University of Adelaide on 29 September, 2016. […]

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  We were pleased to welcome so many Economics Teachers at their annual conference this year.  It is an event that the School of Economics hosts, and this year we had some of our lecturers contributing to the agenda. Presentations made by our staff included: An unconventional take on economic strategy by Dr Steven Hail Measuring […]

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We had a great turnout for last night’s Harcourt Lecture hosted by the School of Economics, with many braving the weather to hear from Professor David Vines from the University of Oxford. Professor Vines gave a special lecture on ‘Individuals, Institutions and Ideas: Australia’s Macroeconomic Policy-making System from Federation to 2020. Watch the full video […]

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