The Department of Economics at the University of Melbourne is pleased to be hosting the 24th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC) on 17-18 July 2019.
The conference will follow the Australian Conference of Economists, which is also being held in Melbourne from 15-16 July 2019.
Conference theme: Managing diversity: designing curriculum and teaching economics effectively to students with diverse backgrounds, skills and interests.
The conference will focus on discussing challenges and research led best practices related to teaching diverse students, including local and international students, female students, those with diverse academic skills and students from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. The conference will also focus on initiating and strengthening links between tertiary-level and secondary school economics teachers to enhance quality of teaching and learning.
Paper submissions focusing on the conference theme (Managing Diversity: Designing Curriculum and Teaching Economics Effectively) are particularly encouraged. Submissions relevant to the theme from any other business discipline or dealing with curriculum designing or teaching economics in general will also be considered.
Extended abstracts outlining the main questions addressed, the methodologies used, and main conclusions reached should be submitted before 5pm on Monday 20 May 2019.
When submitting your abstract, please note if you are happy for your submission to be considered for both presentation and poster sessions or only for one of these. Please provide your full name, contact details and affiliation with your submission.
20 May 2019: Deadline for submission of extended abstracts
24 May 2019: Email notifications regarding paper acceptance
27 June 2019: Submission of posters for printing
Please submit your paper submissions to ATECemail@example.com by 20 May 2019.
Wendy Carlin is Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). She is leading an international project - the CORE project - to reform the undergraduate economics curriculum. Her research focuses on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, and the economics of transition. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the UK's Office for Budget Responsibility. She has co-authored with David Soskice three macroeconomics books: Macroeconomics and the Wage Bargain (OUP, 1990), Macroeconomics: Imperfections, Institutions and Policies (OUP, 2006) and Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability and the Financial System (OUP, 2015). In 2015, she was awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance.
Jacqui Dwyer is one of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s senior economists. She has worked in various roles at the Bank involving economic research, analysis of economic conditions and central bank communication. She established the Bank’s business liaison program and more recently its public education program. Jacqui has also worked as an economist at the Bank of England, the Queensland Treasury and the former Bureau of Agricultural Economics.
Program: Please download the ATEC program by clicking here.
Conference venue: Lecture Theatre 3.008, The Spot Building, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton.
Refreshments will be served in room 2.001-02 of the Spot Building.
|Registration type|| Early Bird Registration|
on or before 12 June 2019
| Standard Registration|
after 12 June 2019
|Full Time Academics (both days)||$220.00||$250.00|
|Full Time Academics (single day)||$140.00||$160.00|
|Casual Academics & Graduate Students (both days)||$100.00||$120.00|
|High School Teachers (both days)||$120.00||$150.00|
|High School Teachers, Casual Academics & Graduate Students (single day)||$60.00||$80.00|
Conference Dinner (optional)
When: Wednesday 17 July, arrival from 6:30pm for 7pm start
Where: The Boardroom, University House at the Woodward,
10th floor, Melbourne Law (Building 106), 185 Pelham St, Carlton VIC 3053
Registrations for ATEC have now closed.
Rydges On Swanston Hotel Melbourne
Address: 701 Swanston Street Carlton VIC 3053
Phone:+61 3 9347 7811
Discounted rates available for conference attendees. Contact Rydges and quote code: 1907AUSTRA and ID 545454.
Distance from the University: 0.5km
Mercure Melbourne Therry Street
Address: 43 Therry Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9637 6666
Discounts available during 15-19 July 2019. Book online using the promo code of 'ATEC'.
Distance from the University: 0.7km
Address: 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone:+61 3 8327 2777
Distance from the University: 0.7km
Carlton Clocktower Apartments Melbourne
Address: 255 Drummond Street Carlton Victoria 3053
Phone: +61 3 9349 9700
Distance from the University: 0.9km
Quest Carlton on Finlay
Address: 2-9 Finlay Place, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: +61 3 8341 4777
Distance from the University: 1.0km
The Larwill Studio
Address: 48 Flemington Rd, Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: +61 3 9032 3111
Distance from the University: 1.3km
If you are driving to the campus, ticketed parking is available at various locations within the Parkville campus. Several other public car parks are also available within walking distance from the Parkville campus.
The University Square Car Park is the closest to the conference venue:
- Entry: Entrance at 244 Bouverie Street or 206 Berkeley Street (map).
- Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00am to 10:00pm.
- Availability: During the semester (weekdays), the car park fills up and closes to public parking normally around 9:00am - 9:30am.
- Fees and charges: $10 up to 4 hours; $20.00 all day; $8.00 after 5:00pm, Monday to Friday and weekends.
- Please note that there may be road closures around the University due to the Metro Tunnel Project. Further details available on the Metro Tunnel website.
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University of Melbourne Campus
The ATEC conference is proudly sponsored by:
The Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne
- Williams Centre for Learning Advancement (WCLA), Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne)
- Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)
- Women in Economics Network (WEN)