ANU Trevor Swan
Distinguished Lectures in Economics

ANU College of Business and Economics and Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
present the public lecture series:

The Trevor Swan Distinguished Lectures in Economics.

Professor Trevor Swan was the foundation Professor of Economics at the ANU. Trevor Swan is often regarded as the greatest economist that Australia produced. Three Nobel prizes in economics have been awarded for work of which Swan himself was a pioneer – Solow’s, for his work on neoclassical growth models; Klein’s, for macroeconomic model-building and forecasting; and Meade’s, for integrating issues of internal and external balance.

Professor Swan’s standing internationally as an economist of the first rank was recognized in 1963 when he was invited to give Marshall Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge. He was Irving Fisher Visiting Professor at Yale, Visiting Professor at MIT, and Visiting Professor at the University of Southampton; in 1958-59 he led the MIT Economic Mission to India.

In his Inaugural Lecture on 23 May, Scientia Professor Peter Swan talked in great details about life of Trevor Swan and also presented The Market Structure Irrelevance Principle, & the Equity Premium Puzzle.


  • The Market Structure Irrelevance Principle, & The Equity Premium Principle,
    Professor Peter Swan AM FSSA, Scentia Professor, University of New South Wales,

  • Economics and Institutions: A New Approach to Human Action
    Daniel Bromley - Professor of Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
    Thursday 10 August ; 4.30-6pm

  • Increasing returns and economic efficiency,
    Yew-Kwang Ng - Professor of Economics, Business & Economics, Monash University,
    Friday 1 September; 4.30-6pm

  • Migration, Income and Health: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
    John Gibson - Professor of Economics, University of Waikato,
    Friday 6 October; 4.30-6pm

  • The Economics of Immigration: Some Big Questions and a Few Answers,
    David Card - Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley,
    November 4.30-6pm

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