Progressive social and economic reform through income-contingent loans

Tonight, the School of Economics hosts the 2015 Joseph Fisher Lecture. The annual Joseph Fisher Lecture is given by an eminent economist and focuses on a key policy issue(s).

Tonight’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Bruce Chapman. Bruce was a lecturer in our School early in his career; he is currently Professor of Economics at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. He is best known as the father of the HECS scheme. In tonight’s lecture, titled “Rethinking the Role of Government for Progressive Social and Economic Reform: The Case of the Income-Contingent Loan”, Bruce will argue that the key idea behind HECS – the income-contingent loan – can be applied to a range of issues to better serve the public interest.

Bruce’s lecture will commence at 5.30pm in the University of Adelaide’s Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre.

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