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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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Watch: Professor Richard Baldwin addressed a diverse audience on “Misthinking Globalisation” and why it matters

See this well attended annual Harcourt Lecture which includes an active question and answer session. Watch Lecture: Play (Video) View Lecture Slides: Misthinking Globalisation (PDF) Follow Richard’s blog here:  www.voxeu.org

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Watch: Professor François Bourguignon talks ‘The globalisation of inequality’

Watch: François Bourguignon’s lecture on ‘The globalisation of inequality‘. François Bourguignon, a French national, is the Director and founder of the Paris School of Economics. Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President for Development Economics and Chief Economist at the World Bank for four years (2003-2007). While there he placed economic growth and […]

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The 2012 Harcourt Lecture: “Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Governance”

The School of Economics is proud to present our 2012 speaker, Professor Avinash Dixit,  The John J. F. Sherrerd ’52 University Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is also a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and a Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. All are welcome to […]

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The Joseph Fisher Public Lecture Series

The School of Economics together with the Economics Society of Australia Eminent Speaker Series proudly presented the Joseph Fisher Public Lecture Series 2012 with Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, Professor of Law and Economics at Columbia University New York on Friday 13th July. You can view the presentation here: “Multinational Corporations and Development: Changing Perceptions.”   For […]

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Podcast – Prof Findlay, Reframing the Agenda

Listen to a recording of Christopher Findlay, Executive Dean of Professions, University of Adelaide speaking about reframing the food, nutrition, health, and agriculture R and D agenda.

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Podcast – Dr Will Martin, National and global food security

Listen to Dr Will Martin, World Bank, speaking about national and global food security: what roles for trade and trade policies? Slides National and global food security, Dr Will Martin View more presentations from food2050

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Food Security Forum Wrap Up

Prof Kym Anderson’s wrap up comments A stellar line up of speakers and a capacity audience of over 200 delegates and speakers from 16 different countries and 5 Australian states ‘reframed’ the global agriculture and food research agenda. Research and policy priorities for agriculture, food and nutrition research were set and a call to action […]

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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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The 2011 Harcourt Lecture

A Retrospective and Prospective Look at Global Agricultural Productivity Performance Recent turbulence in food commodity markets reminded commentators and policymakers that ever-declining food prices are not guaranteed, that food prices matter, and that their causes deserve attention. Will the next 50 years mirror the pattern of the past 50 years, or is the era of […]

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