The School was honored to welcome back Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO to the University of Adelaide to deliver his lecture “A Package Deal of Policy Built on Adelaide and Cambridge Foundations”.  Following the lecture he was joined by Dr John Hatch for a lively and entertaining conversation and question and answer session.

Geoff is a towering figure in the intellectual history of the University of Adelaide, and a major figure in the history of Australian and world economic thought, and remains an active participant in current economic debates relating to the economics of austerity and inequality.  He is Emeritus Reader in the History of Economic Theory, University of Cambridge (1998), Emeritus Fellow, Jesus College, Cambridge (1998) and Professor Emeritus, University of Adelaide (1988). His research interests include history of economic theory, intellectual biography and Post-Keynesian theory and policy.  Read more.

For those who missed out, you can view the lecture here.

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From left to right – Professor Christopher Findlay, Professor Geoff Harcourt, Dr John Hatch, Professor Gareth Myles

 

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Media Release on Federal Relations & Tax Reform Workshop

 GST reform, alcohol taxation, and state property taxes are among the many issues going under the microscope at a senior-level Federal Relations and Tax Reform Workshop being held by the University of Adelaide next week (28-29 August).

The event will hear from Australian and overseas tax experts, bringing together representatives of academia with government to discuss economic challenges and solutions across a range of tax areas.

“The main intention of our event is to address some of the emerging economic and policy issues facing Australia, and to investigate how tax reform might best accommodate those issues,” says event organiser and Head of the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide, Professor Gareth Myles.

“Our workshop brings together a diverse audience of academics, policy makers, and practitioners, and we expect it to spark some high-level discussion that will be of benefit to state and federal governments alike,” he says.

Among the many presentations across the two days are:

GST reform in Australia

  • Alcohol taxation and the impact of policy inconsistencies
  • Reforming State property taxes

Keynote speakers include Sean Dougherty (OECD Network on Fiscal Relations) and Saul Eslake (Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Tasmania).

“The response to our workshop from governments, and taxation and federal relations experts nationally, has been outstanding. This bodes well for our discussions and potential outcomes from the event,” Professor Myles says.

“Importantly, the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide has a role to play in bringing together intellectual leaders in this field, for the potential benefit of communities right across our nation.”

A full program for the workshop and selected papers can be found here.

 

 

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On Thursday 10 August the School of Economics was pleased to welcome Year 12 students from a wide section of the SA school sector to the University of Adelaide.  Over 152 students were given the opportunity to hear a talk by Dr Alex Heath, Head of Economic Analysis at the Reserve Bank of Adelaide who gave an address on “The current economic conditions & monetary policy”.  After the address the students were given the opportunity to chat with Dr Heath and lecturers from the school.  We would like to thank the Economic Teachers Association of SA for organising this event and giving students the access to explore the opportunities of studying economics at a top university.

The presentation was particularly insightful and interesting. Through contemporary economic conditions, we were able to see how the knowledge that we have gained over the year is used in the real world, which I think will be very valuable for our learning. ”  – Libby (student)

“It is so valuable for students to see how economics has an impact on so many aspects of their world, it is a skill set they will carry with them for life” – Alice Spiers

 

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Alice Speirs, Economics teacher at Walford Anglican School for Girls (far left) with her Year 12 Economics students and Dr Alex Heath on the far right.

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Students from Cardijn College with Dr Alex Heath (centre) and Chris Burrows, Assistant Principal Cardijn College (right)

 

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The School of Economics was proud to host Professor Alison Booth, from the Australian National University who delivered the 2017 annual Joseph Fisher Lecture. Professor Booth’s lecture entitled“Choosing to Compete: How Different are Men and Women?” drew a large audience who were also very keen to ask questions after the presentation. Alison Booth is Professor […]

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Rules The prize will be known as “’The John Lorenzo Young Prize”. The annual value of the prize will be determined by the Faculty in accordance with the annual income from the fund. The annual value of the prize is currently $950.00 and will be paid directly to the student. One prize will be awarded […]

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Rules: This Prize has been established by a contribution to the University by subscriptions from the family and friends of the late Associate Professor Norm Thomson, a member of the academic staff of the University from 1971 until his death in 1994, to establish a prize in his memory. The following rules now apply:- The […]

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Awarded for the best mark for the thesis component in the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Economics. The annual value of the Prize is $500. 2016 winner: Timothy Hersey

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