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We’re not out of the productivity slump just yet

Dean Parham, University of Adelaide Alumni and research economist specialising in productivity analysis, has written an article for The Australian Financial Review: “Some commentators have latched onto a recent uptick in labour productivity growth, but overall (multifactor) productivity continues to flatline. because capital productivity continues to decline.” The full article can be read here: The [...]

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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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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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Podcast – Prof Pardey, Agricultural Investment and R & D Returns

Listen to Prof Phil Pardey from the University of Minnesota speak on research compiled with Prof Julian Alston, UC-Davis on how agricultural investors get their biggest return from their R & D investment.

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Video – Prof Pinstrup-Andersen, 10 Action Issues for Food Security

Watch World Food Prize Laureate Prof Per Pinstrup-Andersen speak on Food Security Issues to 2050: What are the biggest issues needing action and whose job is it? Presented on February 13, 2012 at the University of Adelaide’s Forum on Food Security

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Podcast – Dr Nick Austin, ACIAR, New Approaches in International Agricultural Research

Listen to a recording of Dr Nick Austin, CEO of ACIAR, speaking about new approaches in international agricultural research

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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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