The School of Economics along with the Reserve Bank of Australia were proud to sponsor the Economic Teachers Society of South Australia annual conference. Teachers from around the state met to connect on topical issues and discuss teaching of economics in schools.

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The School of Economics was proud to present the 2018 Harcourt lecture presented by John Siegfried on Thursday 18 October, 2018.

The Harcourt Professorship was established by generous gifts in memory of the 25 years of infectious enthusiasm and distinguished scholarship which Geoff Harcourt gave to the School of Economics.  Each year, the endowment invites a global leader in economics to share their knowledge and experience not only with economic students and staff but also the broader community.

This year our Geoffrey Harcourt Visiting Professor is John Siegfried, Emeritus Professor, Vanderbuilt University.

John was a senior economist at both the US Federal Trade Commission and the US President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In 2012 he retired after 16 years of service as Secretary-Treasurer (Executive Director) of the American Economic Association. He first came to Australia as a Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide in 1986, returned in 1991-92, and since then has made annual short-term visits.

As part of his visiting professorship, Professor Siegfried delivered the 2018 Harcourt Lecture to a full house on “Better Living through Economics?”  Follow this link to view the video.

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Supported by: The University of Adelaide / The Center for Fiscal and Monetary Policy, The Institute for Economic Studies at Keio University / Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research 16KK0047, 16KK0077

2nd November

9:00 – 9:05 Opening Remarks: Takero Doi
Chair: Kimiko Terai
9:05-9:35 Keigo Kameda
“Effects of Public Works on Private Employment after a Natural Disaster: A Case in the Stricken Area of the Great East Japan Earthquake”
9:35-10:05 Haruo Kondoh and Takeshi Miyazaki
“Allocation of Disaster-Recovery Payments in Japan: The Role of Governor, Local Legislature, and National Politics”
10:05-10:35 Haruaki Hirota and Hideo Yunoue
“The effects of the new fiscal rule and creative accounting: Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities”
10:35-10:50 Coffee Break
Chair: Atsue Mizushima
10:50-12:10 Giulio Zanella
“Prison Work and Recidivism”
12:10-13:10 Lunch
Chair: Toshiki Tamai
13:10-14:05 Jun-ichi Itaya and Christopher Tsoukis
“Distributive justice and the social contract in an AK model of growth”
Chair: Joongho Kook
14:05-15:00 Nobuo Akai and Tsuyoshi Goto,
“Strategic intertemporal budget allocation of the local government in the Model with Spillovers and Mergers”
15:00-15:10 Coffee Break
Joint with School Seminar

Nepier 205

Ratbek Dzhumashev
“Consumption externalities and fertility choice”
16:40-17:00 Concluding Remarks: Gareth Myles
19:00- Dinner


3rd November:  Visiting Council

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Better Living Through Economics The School of Economics is proud to present the 2018 Geoff Harcourt Visiting Professorial Lecture presented by John Siegfried, Professor of Economics, Emeritus at Vanderbilt University. Economic research has made fundamental contributions to many important public policy decisions that have improved countless individuals’ lives. It may surprise many people to learn […]

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An Integrative Discussion on Gender Equity in Australian Society, Economics, and STEM. Panellists: • Dr Niki Vincent (South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity). • Professor Michael Liebelt (Interim Executive Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide) • Professor Kostas Mavromaras (Director of the Future of Employment and Skills Research Centre at University of Adelaide, Chair […]

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“When people think of economics, they think of business or finance, and they think of economists as men in grey suits…” Associate Professor Duygu Yengin,  Deputy Head of the School of Economics at University of Adelaide, spells out three clear reasons why diversity among economists is so important and beneficial for the whole of society.  Read […]

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Our Deputy Head, Associate Professor Duygu Yengin had an article published in the Conversation entitled “Evictions versus holdouts.  How to painlessly dissolve a strata title”  which discusses whether private citizens should be allowed to force the sale of a neighbour’s property against his or her will.  You can read the article here.  

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The School of Economics welcomed a cross-section of South Australian high school students from year levels 11 and 12 to the University of Adelaide for the inaugural Festival of Economics held on Thursday 28 June 2018. The event’s purpose was to inform and inspire the high school students about economics and show the wide breadth […]

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Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt AC who was in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday list and received a Companion of the Order of Australia. “For eminent service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of Post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought”. Geoff is a towering figure in the […]

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On Tuesday 29 May, a roundtable was held at the School of Economics which examined possibilities for collaborative research and development between universities and industry in South Australia. This roundtable was initiated by the Innovation Initiative (chaired by Glen Weir, an Adelaide economics alumni) which has promoted innovation in SA for the past 20 years. […]

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