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Economic Teachers Society of South Australia Annual Conference

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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Professor John Siegfried presents the 2018 Harcourt Lecture

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 […]

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Public Economics Workshop – Friday 2-3 November 2018

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 […]

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2018 Harcourt Lecture Presented by John Siegfried

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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Gender Gap – Progress for 2018 and beyond

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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Media article – Diversity in Economics an important lesson

“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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Media article – Evictions versus holdouts. How to painlessly dissolve a strata title

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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Inaugural Festival of Economics

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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Emeritus Professor Geoff Harcourt honored in the Queen’s Birthday list

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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Boosting Collaborative Research & Development in South Australia Workshop

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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