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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Welcome to the Global Food Systems Blog

Global Food Systems 2050 is a new research coalition which sits within the Waite Research Institute and the School of Economics to provide a systems perspective on current food policy issues. It will be the Asia-Pacific’s leading research consortium in the area of Food Economics, Business and Policy partnering with existing research strengths across faculties […]

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The Challenge

Firms involved in agricultural and food production, processing and distribution face unique challenges and opportunities resulting from globalization.  Their capacity to respond will have great significance for their communities.  The development of new relationships in the research community will assist with their ability to adjust and to capture more of the opportunities available. The current […]

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The Opportunity at the University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is uniquely placed in Australia to organise these research networks and to respond to the drivers of change in world food policy. It has deep skills in the core area of supply chain analysis as well as consumer behaviour.  It has depth in the economics and business analysis of food markets […]

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A Rare Insight into the Reserve Bank of Australia

On Friday 28 October, the School was fortunate to welcome Lynne Cockerell from the research department at Reserve Bank of Australia, who lectured on whether we should be concerned about current account deficits. The lecture was targeted at second and third year undergraduate students, and offered a rare opportunity to gain first-hand exposure to how […]

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Economic History Book Published by HUP

Professor Richard Pomfret’s most recent book has recently been published by Harvard University Press: The Age of Equality: The Twentieth Century in Economic Perspective. The book follows the story of the development of free-wheeling capitalism in the 20th Century, and the threats it faced from the competing systems of planned economic development unfolding within the […]

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ARC Discovery Grant Success

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ralph Bayer, who has been successful in the current round of ARC Discovery grants. His proposal is entitled "Effective and efficient corporate tax enforcement" and he will be working with partner investigators, Professor Frank Cowell (London School of Economics) and Associate Professor Rupert Sausgruber (University of Innsbruck). The funding is for […]

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