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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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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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2018 Joseph Fisher Lecture – Professor Paul Johnson

2018 Joseph Fisher lecture “Choices in Public Policy” with guest speaker Paul Johnson, Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. The School of Economics was very pleased to host Professor Paul Johnson for the 2018 Joseph Fisher Lecture. Professor Johnson talked to a full house as he explored why public policy making is much more […]

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Dean’s Award for Exceptional Achievement

Rules: Awarded to the student who in the Head of School’s opinion had demonstrated exceptional achievement in any level I, II or III Bec or Bec(IAB). The annual value of the Prize is $200. 2017 winner:  Vanessa Varvaris 2016 winner: Christopher Paterson  

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Federal Relations and Tax Reform Workshop 28-29 August 2017

On August 28-29 the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide is hosting a workshop on “Federal Relations and Tax Reform”. The workshop will focus on the operation of fiscal equalization systems and broader questions of taxation within federal systems. The intention is to address some of the policy issues facing Australia and to […]

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2017 Harcourt Lecture by Professor Alan Winters

This year the annual Harcourt Lecture was delivered by Professor Alan Winters from the University of Sussex. Professor Winters gave a lecture on ‘“How will the World Trade Organisation shape ‘Brexit’?”  Due to very high registration numbers, we were unable to issue tickets to everyone that was interested in attending, so please see here to view the video of […]

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Lessons for governments from taxis vs Uber

In an article in today’s Australian, I argue that governments can learn valuable lessons from the current battle between the taxi industry and Uber, as well as from past battles over government protection of market power (such as the tariff wall and AWB’s export wheat single desk). I draw 5 key lessons – the most […]

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