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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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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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