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 news for all of us.

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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 attend, some of whom have commenced roles interstate and overseas.  They are:  Honours Graduates – Alistair Cameron, Matthew Johns, Lisa Mansfield, Thithi Nguyentran and Michael Stecher.  Ph.D in Economics graduates – Robert Garrard, Xue Zhang, Wei Dai, Sok Heng Lay and Bo Zhang.

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From left to right: Samira Choudhury (Ph.D in Economics), Lauren Slinger, Brett Baguley, Alistair Cameron, Christopher Paterson, Niall Peat and Stewart-Seth Bruinsma

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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 difficult than politicians and media commentators imagine. He addressed the fundamental uncertainties involved in the policy process and the necessity for ethical judgements.  View the video here.


From left to right: Prof. Mike Brooks, Deputy V-C and Vice President (Research), Mr Peter Fisher, Prof. Paul Johnson and Prof. Gareth Myles, Head, School of Economics

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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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The School was honored to welcome back Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt AO to the University of Adelaide to deliver his lecture “A Package Deal of Policy Built on Adelaide and Cambridge Foundations”.  Following the lecture he was joined by Dr John Hatch for a lively and entertaining conversation and question and answer session. Geoff is […]

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Media Release on Federal Relations & Tax Reform Workshop  GST reform, alcohol taxation, and state property taxes are among the many issues going under the microscope at a senior-level Federal Relations and Tax Reform Workshop being held by the University of Adelaide next week (28-29 August). The event will hear from Australian and overseas tax […]

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On Thursday 10 August the School of Economics was pleased to welcome Year 12 students from a wide section of the SA school sector to the University of Adelaide.  Over 152 students were given the opportunity to hear a talk by Dr Alex Heath, Head of Economic Analysis at the Reserve Bank of Adelaide who […]

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The School of Economics was proud to host Professor Alison Booth, from the Australian National University who delivered the 2017 annual Joseph Fisher Lecture. Professor Booth’s lecture entitled“Choosing to Compete: How Different are Men and Women?” drew a large audience who were also very keen to ask questions after the presentation. Alison Booth is Professor […]

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Rules The prize will be known as “The Archibald Mackie Prize”. The annual value of the Prize is $300.00, paid directly to the student, or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the […]

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