The Department of Economics hosts several popular conferences and workshops every year, attracting a number of renowned academics, as well as both overseas and interstate visitors. 

Learn about our upcoming and past conferences below by taking a look through the programs of each.

Upcoming conferences

Past conferences


Applied Micro Econometrics Workshop

4th Annual Workshop on "Natural Experiments in History: Development, Health, Labour"

2017 Annual Australasian Public Choice Conference

4 - 5 December 2017

The Australasian Public Choice Scholars Network promotes research in public choice and political economy in the region.

View the 2017 Annual Australasian Public Choice Conference Program.

Industry and Market Workshop

4th Trade and Development Workshop

Australian Political Economy Network Conference

4 July 2017

The Australian Political Economy Network brings together academic political economists across Australian universities. We aim to share ideas and pull resources together to advance quantitative and theoretical research in the field. The network organises a yearly workshop in Political Economy to discuss the latest work of researchers in Australia and overseas.

Find out more about the Australian Political Economy Network

Professor Robert Chirinko Public Lecture

16 March 2017

Robert S. Chirinko is currently a professor in the Finance Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Studies (Munich), a faculty affiliate at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs (University of Illinois), and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He has held faculty positions at the Economics Departments of Cornell University, the University of Chicago and Emory University and visiting positions at Stanford University, the University of Munich, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research examines business behaviour with a focus on financial markets, capital formation, corporate governance and finance, macroeconomics, and tax policy.

His public lecture was on U.S. Economic Policy After the Recent Election.
This non-technical, non-political talk addressed three questions:  What are the economic challenges facing the new president? What policies is he likely to pursue? How successful are they likely to be in confronting these challenges?

Economics Policy Workshop

Chris Waller Public Lecture

8 February 2017 

Dr Waller is the Executive Vice President and Research Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and attends the meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee in Washington, D.C., with the Bank's president. He advises the Bank's president on monetary policy and related matters, and makes regular presentations on the US economy to the Bank's board of directors. 

His public lecture talked about the state of the US economy and the impact of the new Trump administration. 

View Dr Waller's lecture


3rd Annual Workshop on “Natural Experiments in History: Labour, Development and Health”

3rd Trade & Development Workshop

Tuesday 2 August 2016

View the 3rd Trade & Development Workshop 2016 program (PDF, 141.1KB)

Association of Public Economic Theory Workshop - Democracy, Public Policy & Information

Australasian Development Economics Workshop


2nd Trade & Development Workshop

Wednesday 18 November 2015

View the 2nd Trade & Development Workshop 2015 program (PDF, 127.7KB)

Workshop - “Natural Experiments in History: Labour, Development and Health”

Australasian Economic Theory Workshop


Trade and Development Workshop

Thursday 27 November 2014

View the Trade and Development Workshop 2014 program (PDF, 396.4KB)

Learning from History: Institutions, Health and Labour