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Economic Policy for the 21st Century

Presented by Professor John Quiggin, Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland

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Current discussion of economic policy in Australia is backward looking, dominated by the policy issues of the late 20th century, and in particular the microeconomic reform agenda of the 1980s and 1990s. By contrast, policy problems and opportunities that have arisen in the 21st century, including climate change and the Global Financial Crisis, are barely considered.

In this lecture, the implications of these issues for economic analysis will be discussed, and a policy response will be outlined.

Professor John Quiggin 

John Quiggin is an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. He is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions. He has produced over 1500 publications, including six books and over 200 refereed journal articles, in fields including decision theory, environmental economics, production economics, and the theory of economic growth.  He has also written on policy topics including climate change, micro-economic reform, privatisation, employment policy and the management of the Murray-Darling river system.  His latest book, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us, was released in 2010 by Princeton University Press, and has been translated into eight languages.

Date: Monday 11th May
Time: 6.15pm - 7.15pm, followed by light refreshments
Venue Copland Theatre
Basement, The Spot Building
198 Berkeley St
Carlton VIC 3010
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