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.


  • Topic: Road to Ruin? Financial Instability and the Global Economy
    Professor Joseph STIGLITZ - American economic commentator and Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics 2001
    Tuesday 3 August 2010, 4:30 – 6 pm
    Llewellyn Hall, ANU

    » view flyer [PDF 273KB] » view video


  • PUBLIC GOODS: Some Inter-temporal Considerations
    Professor Ngo Van Long - James McGill Professor of Economics, McGill University, Canada
    Tuesday 13 July, 4.30 - 6pm
    Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building 132, ANU

    » view flyer [PDF 245KB] » view video


  • Can “No Excuse” Charter Schools Substantially Reduce Racial School Achievement Gaps?
    Professor Joshua Angrist - Professor of Economics, MIT
    Thursday 15 April 2010, 3.30pm - 5pm
    Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building 132, ANU

    » view flyer [PDF 197KB]



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