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Economics Staff in Print and in the Press

A number of School staff have been in the media recently discussing a variety of topical issues that fall under the broad subject of Economics.  In addition, we have two new published authors! Huge congratulations to Professors Kym Anderson and Colin Rogers on the launch of their book and research. It’s great to see our [...]

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Bachelor of Economics Advanced – Launch

The School of Economics was excited to launch their new Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) on Tuesday 14 October at the University and was privileged to have Dr Andrew Leigh MP join us for the event. Dr Leigh, who is the Shadow Assistant Treasurer and holds a PHD in Economics, gave an address titled ‘Equal to [...]

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Australia in 2014: Looking beyond the mining boom with Paul Bloxham

On Wednesday, 19 March the Faculty of the Professions had the privilege of hosting Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist for HSBC Australia & New Zealand. Speaking to a full lecture theatre of eager students (at 7.30 in the morning!), Paul examined the future of Australia and where our next economic boom may come from. Click here [...]

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Free Public Lecture: Why share houses are always dirty – The behavioural economics of cooperation

Humans encounter social dilemmas in all areas of life.  From the group perspective, if everybody pitches in we’re all better off, so cooperation is desirable.  But from the individuals’ perspective pitching in is not rational, as it detracts from their ability to pursue their own self-interest. Discussing some of the most influential research in the [...]

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Economics Alumni Dean Parham Discusses Productivity with Amanda Vanstone on ABC National Radio – Hear the Interview

What is meant by the term productivity? It’s a word that’s used a lot and usually with a very grave voice saying it’s in decline. But what does that mean, is it a permanent state and is it linked to our wages?  Listen here for the full interview with Amanda Vanstone on her ABC National [...]

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School of Economics PhD student Winner of the University Doctoral Research Medal

The School of Economics takes great pleasure in congratulating our PhD student Chaohua Dong who has won a University Doctoral Research Medal for 2012. These prestigious medals have been awarded to students in recognition of outstanding thesis outcomes. Congratulations Chaohua!

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Economics achieves a 4 in ERA rankings

University of Adelaide ranks equal second in Australia for Quality of Research in Applied Economics On December 6 the Australian Research Council released the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2012 results, which assess research excellence across the nation’s higher education sector by assigning research fields a ranking between 1 and 5. An ERA score [...]

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Australia-India Services Dialogue Roundtable Workshop at the University of Melbourne

Head of School, Associate Professor Mandar Oak, convened an Australia-India Services Dialogue Roundtable Workshop at the Australia-India Institute, University of Melbourne, on November 2nd, 2012, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Commonwealth of Australia. Researchers and policy makers from Australia and India exchanged their research and ideas in the development [...]

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The 2012 Harcourt Lecture now available for download

The 2012 Harcourt Lecture: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Governance presented by Professor Avinash Dixit (details posted below on July 30th) was a full house. We were delighted that  Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt was able to be present. Links: 2012 Harcourt Lecture video 2012 Harcourt Lecture Slides

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How to feed the planet?

Prof Kym Anderson presented his research at  the ‘Circle of Economists’ session 13 at the 2012 ‘Les Rencountres Economiques’ in Aix-en-Provence, France. Watch Prof Anderson’s talk and read his paper on What roles for farm technology and trade policies in feeding the planet?

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