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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 after a Natural Disaster: A Case in the Stricken Area of the Great East Japan Earthquake”
9:35-10:05 Haruo Kondoh and Takeshi Miyazaki
“Allocation of Disaster-Recovery Payments in Japan: The Role of Governor, Local Legislature, and National Politics”
10:05-10:35 Haruaki Hirota and Hideo Yunoue
“The effects of the new fiscal rule and creative accounting: Empirical evidence from Japanese municipalities”
10:35-10:50 Coffee Break
Chair: Atsue Mizushima
10:50-12:10 Giulio Zanella
“Prison Work and Recidivism”
12:10-13:10 Lunch
Chair: Toshiki Tamai
13:10-14:05 Jun-ichi Itaya and Christopher Tsoukis
“Distributive justice and the social contract in an AK model of growth”
Chair: Joongho Kook
14:05-15:00 Nobuo Akai and Tsuyoshi Goto,
“Strategic intertemporal budget allocation of the local government in the Model with Spillovers and Mergers”
15:00-15:10 Coffee Break
Joint with School Seminar

Nepier 205

Ratbek Dzhumashev
“Consumption externalities and fertility choice”
16:40-17:00 Concluding Remarks: Gareth Myles
19:00- Dinner


3rd November:  Visiting Council

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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 that economics research built the intellectual foundation for eliminating the American military draft in favour of an all-volunteer army in 1973. This lecture will explore this example and many others that illustrate the wide-ranging applicability of economic reasoning.


Date:            Thursday 18 October 2018

Time:            5:30pm – 6:30pm

Venue           Napier G03 lecture Theatre,  North Terrace, The University of Adelaide

Contact:      Litsa Morris at, +61 8 8313 4768

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An Integrative Discussion on Gender Equity in Australian Society, Economics, and STEM.

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 of Economic Society of Australia-SA branch)
Associate Professor Duygu Yengin (Deputy Head of School of Economics, University of Adelaide, Co-founder of Women in Economics Network)

Australia ranks first in the world for women’s educational attainment. And yet, out of 144 countries, we rank 42nd in economic participation and opportunity, 48th in political empowerment, 104th in health and survival according to the 2017 global index of gender equality (World Economic Forum).

Gender gap is a multifaceted issue. Join us for a panel discussion to understand how addressing the gender gap in Economics, STEM, and society complement each other to achieve progress in gender equity in Australia.


Tuesday 9th October 2018


5.15pm arrival for 5.30pm commencement. Panel session to conclude at 6.30pm followed by light refreshments


Lecture Theatre G04, Napier Building, North Terrace Campus


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“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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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 […]

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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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