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.


  • Fifty Years of Distortions in World Agricultural Markets
    Kym Anderson - Professor of Economics, University of Adelaide
    Friday 23 November 2007, 4.30-6pm
    Lecture Theatre
    Innovations Building 124, Eggleston Road, ANU

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  • The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labour Markets
    David Neumark - Professor of Economics, University of California
    Monday 6 August 2007, 4.30-6pm
    The Finkel Lecture Theatre
    John Curtin School of Medical Research, Garran Road, ANU

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    » view powerpoint presentation [PDF 3480KB]


  • Understanding International Outsourcing: New theories of Trade and Organisational Form
    Barbara Spencer - Asia Pacifc Professor of Trade policy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
    Thursday 8 March 2007, 4.30-6pm
    Lecture Theatre, Innovations Building, Eggleston Road, ANU

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    » view powerpoint presentatio [PDF 7470KB]


  • Top Incomes Over 100 Years: What can be learned about the determinants of income distribution?
    Sir Tony Atkinson - Blaise Pascal Chair, Paris School of Economics
    Friday 16 February 2007, 4.30-6.00pm

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    » view powerpoint presentation[PDF 106KB]
    » view forthcoming article [PDF 0KB]


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