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Ray Lewis worked for the School of Economics for around twenty years.

Following his passing earlier this year the School felt that an appropriate way to honour Ray’s contribution to the School would be to endow a prize in his name for one of the subjects to which he contributed so much. Ray had a particular affinity for maths and members of the School felt a prize for the first year subject, Mathematics for Economists I would be appropriate. Members of the School made donations totalling over $1800 to introduce the new prize; the following rules are hereby made:

 

  1. The prize shall be known as The Ray Lewis Memorial Prize.
  2. The annual value of the prize shall be $200.
  3. The prize shall be awarded by the School of Economics to the Bachelor of Economics student obtaining the best result in Mathematics for Economists I provided that, in the opinion of the examiners, the candidate is of sufficient merit. Where two candidates are of equal merit, the prize shall be shared equally.
  4. The terms of the prize may be varied at any time by the School of Economics.
  5. The School of Economics received donations totalling $1800 and will award the prize for at least eight years (2000 through to and including 2007). The prize will be reviewed during 2008.

 

2016 winner: Phanthira Jirakaroonpong

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Rules

This prize was established by the University as a result of an offer from the South Australian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand to provide an annual prize in Principles of Economics I.

  1. The Prize shall be called ‘The Economic Society Prize in Principles of Economics I’.
  2. The prize shall consist of a cash prize of $250 plus 2 years of full membership with subscriptions to both journals published by the Society.
  3. The prize shall be awarded by the School of Economics to the student obtaining the best aggregate result in Principles of Economics I, provided that in the opinion of the Head of School the candidate is of sufficient merit.
  4. Should there be two or more candidates of equal merit, the Head of School will determine one winner.
  5. The terms of the prize may be varied at any time by agreement between the South Australian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia SA Incorporated and the University.

 

2016 winner : Anabella Irene

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On August 28-29 the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide is hosting a workshop on “Federal Relations and Tax Reform”. The workshop will focus on the operation of fiscal equalization systems and broader questions of taxation within federal systems. The intention is to address some of the policy issues facing Australia and to place these within the broader context of tax reform to meet emerging economic challenges.

The workshop is being organized with input from SA Treasury and we aim to have a diverse audience of academics, policy makers, and practitioners. The keynote speakers will be Saul Eslake (Corinna Economic Advisory, vice-Chancellor’s fellow University of Tasmania) and Jean Hindriks (Professor, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics Universite Catholique de Louvain).

Submissions are invited on topics related to fiscal relations within federal countries or on tax reform proposals designed to improve fiscal relationships. Those wishing to submit a paper should email an abstract of no more than 500 words, along with their contact details and institutional affiliation, by the end of Monday 12 June to litsa.morris@adelaide.edu.au  The programme will be announced by 19 June.

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Stuart Hocking, Gareth Myles, Jonathan Pincus, Robert Schwarz, and Duygu Yengin

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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