“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 this article published in “The Advertiser” SA Business Journal here.

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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 of economics beyond common perceptions. The event was organized by Associate Professor Duygu Yengin with the sponsorship of the Diversity and Inclusion Grant 2018 from the Faculty of Professions.

Special guest speakers were Associate Professor Gigi Foster from the University of NSW who talked on “Can we ever solve inequality” and Emeritus Professor Sue Richardson from Flinders University talking on “How high wage should be” and “Can Economics be in harmony with nature?”

Also very popular was the panel discussion which consisted of current economic students and recent graduates. They talked about why they chose economics, what career paths they pursued and why they think economics is important and answered quite a few questions on career paths and choices.

The students were also given an opportunity to chat with the guest speakers and panel members during a lunch provided.

Good luck to all the school leavers, and we are looking forward to welcoming you as students at the School of Economics next year!

From left to right: Assoc. Prof. Duygu Yengin, Prof. Gareth Myles, Assoc. Prof. Gigi Foster,Clare Nolan, Suraya Abdul Halim, Mia Tam, Phil Grozinger, Georgia Wiley and Mackenzie Thompson.

The panel of School of Economics Graduates answering questions from high school students.


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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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  Our Deputy Head of School, Assoc. Prof Duygu Yengin  had a media article published in The Conversation regarding the issues about the image of economics, and how it affects the number and diversity of students studying economics. You can read the article here: Secret men’s Business- why the public image of economics is bad […]

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Family and friends together with the graduating students and school staff enjoyed a ‘Bubbles and Brunch” event to celebrate our 2017 Graduating students.    We wish all our students the best for their future careers and once again, a big congratulations to you all!  The School would also like to congratulate those students who could not […]

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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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The School of Economics hosted a team from Deloitte Access Economics’ which held an information session on Wednesday 28 March for our economics students. Over the last few years, Deloitte Access Economics has hired a number of University of Adelaide graduates into their Adelaide team and also in their teams in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. […]

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Kym Anderson began work at the University’s School of Economics in 1972 as a part-time tutor. After doctoral studies at the University of Chicago and Stanford and a Research Fellowship at ANU, he returned as a lecturer in late 1983. In 2018, he leaves his formal association with the University and will continue to maintain […]

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