The Institute for International Trade, together with the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide warmly invite alumni, colleagues and friends to a public lecture presented by Professor Iwan Azis. Iwan is Professor (adjunct) at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, and Professor of Economics at the University of Indonesia.  Further information and to register.

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On Friday 17 June over 100 year 11 and 12 students came on campus to experience first-hand studying economics at Adelaide.

The students were given a taste of what first year economics at Adelaide is like by attending a Principles of Economics lecture with Dr Raul Barreto, followed with a tutorial where they could explore the concepts discussed in more detail.

After a much needed BBQ lunch break the students got to experience a number of different activities to broaden their understanding of economics as a way of thinking and how this can be applied to have a real world impact. These activities included ‘freakonomics’, a behavioural economics lab, a careers in economics presentation and a resource and environmental economics workshop.

For some students it was their first time on campus so getting to explore was a highlight for many (along with lunch!).

The School of Economics was thrilled to host the students from Cardijn College, Glenunga International High School, Kings Baptist College, Pembroke and Rostrevor College on campus. It was fantastic to see the students so engaged in all of the sessions and we hope to see many of the students in the our classrooms over the next few years.

Cardijn students on campus

Cardijn students on campus

 

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Family and friends of the prize winners recently attended the School of Economics Prize Award Ceremony held to celebrate their achievements. Our special guest for this year’s Prize Award Ceremony was Professor Richard Blandy who spoke at the ceremony. Dick Blandy is a past Honours graduate of the School and spoke very fondly of his time here. One of the prizes he was very pleased to award was the John Lorenzo Young Prize to Yadhulla Haidairi. Dick won this prize in 1961 which was 55 years ago!

In his remarks Dick said that he was asked the question, all those years ago: ‘Why do economics?’. When he did it, nobody knew why you would, except that someone said it led to “prospects” and was a “good thing to do”. For him it turned out that economics was a good thing to do, with very broad job options at the end, with global work opportunities across all sectors of the economy. He could work anywhere, do anything, and was flexible.

He has had a very long and interesting career which started as a tutor here at the school for £20 per week. He went on to work at the International Labour Office in Geneva, did a PhD at Columbia University in New York, was Professor of Economics and Director of the National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University, Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at Melbourne University, headed the South Australian Development Council for Premier Dean Brown, ran his own company for 18 years, and also wrote for many newspapers and magazines – he currently writes for the local online newspaper InDaily.

In his closing remarks Dick said “My message to you all is this. Try to make an adventure of your lives, try things out and keep trying, whatever the world chucks at you. You are, or are going to be, wonderfully prepared for your careers as a result of having gone to the University of Adelaide, School of Economics. I congratulate you and your families on your achievements. Well done.”

Our students had the opportunity to mingle with staff, prize donors and guests after the ceremony while enjoying the School’s hospitality. Good luck to you all from the staff here at the School and we look forward to following your path in the future!

prof Paul Kerin Yahdullah Haidari and Prof Richard Blandy

From left to right: Prof Paul Kerin -Head of School, Professor Richard Blandy – Guest Presenter, Yahdullah Haidari – Prize winner

2016 Prize Ceremony School of Economics

From left to right: Wally Williams – Commercial Travellers Assoc., Suzanna Paul – Commercial Travellers Assoc., Keith Gustavsson – Commercial Travellers Assoc., Anh Nguyen – Prize winner, Paul Kerin – Head of School, Tim Jordan -Commercial Travellers Assoc.

 

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The School of Economics was delighted to host a “Bubbles & Brunch” event for our graduates and together with their family, friends and staff members their achievements were celebrated. Our students embarked on a journey of new friendships, hard work, effort, late nights, and fun along the way.  And now, whatever direction their lives may […]

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The School of Economics was very pleased to welcome Professor John List, Chair of the world-renowned Department of Economics at the University of Chicago to Adelaide on Thursday 17 March to present the 2016 Fisher Lecture.   Professor List is an expert on experimental economics. His research has generated valuable insights into a wide range of […]

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From Thursday, February 11 to Saturday, February 13, the School of Economics hosted the 2016 Asian Pacific Economic and Business History conference together with EHSANZ, the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand. About forty scholars, including a substantial number of international scholars from Asia, America and Europe, presented and discussed a wide range of academic […]

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The School of Economics warmly invites alumni, colleagues and all members of the general public to the 2016 Fisher Lecture presented by Professor John List, Chair of the world-renowned Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Professor List is an expert on experimental economics. His research has generated valuable insights into a wide range of […]

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The School of Economics hosts together with the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand the 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic and Business History Conference. It will take place from Thursday, February 11th, to Saturday, February 13th, at the North Terrace Campus of the University of Adelaide. For more information please visit the Conference website.

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The School of Economics and the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand (EHSANZ) and the invite you to a half-day seminar on Saturday February 13th on “Agriculture, Mining & the Economy: Lessons from History” as part of the society’s annual APEBH conference. The Noel Butlin Keynote lecture will be given by Kym Anderson (University of Adelaide) on Mining’s Impact on […]

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In an article in today’s Australian, I argue that governments can learn valuable lessons from the current battle between the taxi industry and Uber, as well as from past battles over government protection of market power (such as the tariff wall and AWB’s export wheat single desk). I draw 5 key lessons – the most […]

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