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2012

Universal Paid Parental Leave in Australia: first impressions

Canberra

Date: Thursday 6 September 2012

Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm

Venue: National Ballroom 3, Hotel Realm

Speakers:

Associate Professor Guyonne Kalb, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute Presentationpdf

Ms Meagan Petteit, Section Manager, Implementation, Program Management and Communications, Parental Payments and Family Research Branch, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Presentation pdf

Professor Bill Martin, Professor of Sociology, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland Presentation pdf

About the Topic:

Just over 18 months ago, on 1 January 2011, the Australian Government through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) introduced a universal Paid Parental Leave (PPL) Scheme to Australia joining the majority of developed countries which have such a scheme in place already. To what extent has this scheme been used and what is the initial verdict on its usefulness? Has it affected women's decisions with regard to employment just before and after childbirth? Has it affected outcomes for children?

Three speakers who are involved in the evaluation of the PPL scheme will discuss these issues. First, A/Prof Guyonne Kalb from the Melbourne Institute will provide the Australian context at the time of introduction. Ms Meagan Petteit, Section Manager of Implementation, Program Management and Communications in the Parental Payments and Family Research Branch (FaHCSIA), will provide an overview of the introduction of PPL. Professor Bill Martin from the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Queensland will present some preliminary results based on the early experiences of mothers and employers with PPL.

Australia: Still the Land of the Fair Go?

Canberra

Date: Tuesday 24 July 2012

Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm

Venue: Hotel Realm

Topic:

While the Australian economy has proved extremely robust to the global economic turbulence of recent years, and indeed recent figures indicate that the economy has been growing at rates that are the envy of almost all Western nations, many continue to express concerns that the benefits from economic growth are not being shared fairly. Instead it is argued that inequality has been rising and continues to rise, undermining equality of opportunity, and harming the future for many young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. The presenters in this forum will examine the evidence on this issue, drawing on both survey data and tax records, and focusing on both income and other broader indicators of economic and social progress.”

Speakers:

Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Federal Member for Fraser [presentation]
Top incomes in Australia 1921-2010. What are the trends, what are the drivers, and what (if anything) should policymakers do about it?

Dr John Falzon, Member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board and CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council

Associate Professor Roger Wilkins, Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research), HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute [presentation]

Sustaining China's Growth in an Uncertain Global Economy

Melbourne

Date: Friday 13 July 2012

Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm

Venue: Mayfair 1, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Topic

A big stimulus package lifted growth in China and its trading partners out of the global financial crisis. Can China do it again at a time of growing labour shortages and of transition from export oriented to domestic development? Leading scholars of China’s economic development discuss the prospects and risks at a fragile point of world economy.

Speakers

Professor Cai Fang, , Institute of Population Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow and Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
Dr Guonan Ma, Senior Economist, Representative Office for Asia and the Pacific, Bank of International Settlements
Dr Ligang Song, Associate Professor and Director China Economy and Business Program, Crawford School of Economics and Government, The Australian National University
Professor Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute

 

A High Exchange Rate: Should we be concerned and what should be done?

Canberra

Date: Thursday 19 April 2012

Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm

Venue: National Ballroom 3, Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton ACT

Chair:

Mr Gary Banks AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission

Speakers:

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband

Professor Max Corden, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne
(read Profesor Corden's working paper "The Dutch Disease in Australia: Policy Options for a Three-Speed Economy")

About the Topic

Australia's small size and narrow export base makes its currency relatively volatile. In the early 2000s, the AUD was below 60c American, and for most of the last 30 years it has been below 80c. Today it is over $1. Actions taken - whether via market-based forces or government policy - on the basis of short-lived rates of exchange can have long-term and persistent effects on the economy. Should we be concerned and if so, what actions should we take? In this forum, two leaders in this area discuss their idea for a solution.

 

 

2011

Structural Changes and the Australian Economy

Australia operates in a multi-speed, multi-polar world economy. What are the benefits and challenges accruing to Australia from the arrival of new growth poles in the world? How will the Eurozone crisis affect Australia? Are there regional and distributional implications? The Forum will explore these issues, including a comparison of the performance of various industries.

Melbourne

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2011

Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm

Venue: Grosvenor Room, Grand Hyatt Melbourne, 123 Collins Street

Chair: Mr Phil Ruthven, Chairman, IBISWorld

Canberra

Date: Thursday 1 December 2011

Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm

Venue: Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Mr Gary Banks AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission

Speakers

Mr Mark Thirlwell, Program Director - International Economy, Lowy Institute for International Policy

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [presentation]

Mr Phillip Chindamo, Chief Economist, Australian Industry Group (Melbourne only) [presentation]

Dr Sze-Young Lim, Senior Economist, Australian Industry Group (Canberra only) [presentation]

Enquiries:

Penny Hope, Functions Manager
Melbourne Institute
Ph: +61 3 8344 2151
Email: p.hope@unimelb.edu.au

 

Taxing Times: an analysis of carbon tax and tax-free thresholds

Canberra

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2011

Chair: Mr Ben Phillips, Principal Research Fellow, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, The University of Canberra

Melbourne

Date: Thursday 29 Setember 2011

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Investment Consulting, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd

Speakers (Canberra and Melbourne):

Professor John Freebairn, Ritchie Chair in Economics, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Professor John Creedy, New Zealand Treasury and Victoria University of Wellington [Presentation]

Dr Hielke Buddelmeyer, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

About the topic:

With the recently completed Australia’s Future Tax System Review (“the Henry Review”), the current proposals under the Clean Energy Future (“the carbon tax”), and the Government’s upcoming Tax Forum in early October, tax reform appears to be back on the policy agenda. In this Forum a few key aspects from these two publications for personal income tax are highlighted and discussed along with broad principles for reform, followed by a quantitative assessment of some of these proposed changes on expected labour supply, net household incomes, and aggregate personal income tax revenue collected. The second part of the forum presents an analysis of the 2005 New Zealand Government proposed carbon tax (which was ultimately abandoned in favour of an ETS) with an emphasis on the effects on consumer prices arising from imposing a carbon tax, the welfare effects for a range of different household types, and overall measures of inequality.

 

 

Paying for Better Health

Canberra

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2011
Location: Canberra Room, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Speakers:

Ms Prue Power, Executive Director, Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Assocation [Presentation, pdf 590KB]

Professor Jane Hall, Director, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, The University of Technology Sydney [Presentation, pdf 362KB]

Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation, pdf 755KB]

Melbourne

Date: Tuesday 12 April 2011
Venue: Fairmont Room, Park Hyatt Melbourne
Chair: Mr Peter Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Strategy and Policy, Department of Health Victoria

Speakers:

Dr Andrew Pesce, President, Australian Medical Association

Professor Jane Hall, Director, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, The University of Technology Sydney [Presentation, pdf 362KB]

Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation, pdf 755KB]

About the topic:

Measuring the performance of health care providers is currently rudimentary but
increasingly necessary as the government establishes a National Performance
Authority, has introduced the 'MyHospitals' website, and introduces regular
performance reporting for Medicare Locals and Local Hospital Networks. Rewarding
high performance through the use of financial incentives is common in the US and
UK and the evidence is mixed on its effects. This forum will explore the role and use
of financial incentives and other mechanisms to reward high performance in health
care, as the government embarks on its health reform agenda.


Funding Our Nation's Schools

Melbourne

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2010
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Fitzroy Ballroom, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Chair: Professor Peter Dawkins, Secretary, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development


Canberra

Date: Thursday 2 December 2010
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Venue: Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Chair: Dr Alison Morehead, Group Manager, Social Policy and Economic Strategy, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations


Speakers:

Dr Chris Ryan, Senior Fellow and Director, Social Policy Evaluation, Analysis and Research Centre, Research School of Economics, The Australian National University [Presentation]

Ms Mary Bluett, President, Australian Education Union, Victorian Branch [Presentation]

Mr Bill Daniels, Executive Director, Independent Schools Council of Australia [Presentation]


About the topic:

The OECD has recently pointed to the link between school funding mechanisms and the persistence of socio-economic disadvantage across generations. What are the characteristics of those choosing non-government over the government schools? Is Australia's current school funding model contributing to social inequality? Is there a better way going forward? These questions will be explored by a panel of experts including Dr Chris Ryan of the Australian National University, Ms Mary Bluett of the Australian Education Union and Mr Bill Daniels of the Independent Schools Council of Australia.



Macroeconomic Policy Challenges: Dilemmas for the New Australian Government

Melbourne

Date: Thursday 16 September 2010
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Fairmont Room, Park Hyatt Melbourne


Canberra

Date: Tuesday 14 September 2010
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Venue: Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra


Chair: Dr Ken Henry AC, Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Speakers:
Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne


Finding the best model to exploit Australias inventive talent

Melbourne

Date: Thursday 29 July 2010
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Westin III, The Westin Melbourne, 205 Collins Street
Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd


Canberra

Date: Tuesday 27 July 2010
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel Canberra
Chair: Mr Philip Noonan, Director General, IP Australia


Speakers:
Mr Terry Healy, Special Counsel, CSIRO
Mr Terry Stinson, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Orbital Corporatio [Presentation]
Dr Beth Webster, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


About the Topic
What is the best business model for a small, isolated economy with considerable R&D talent? Do we attempt to commercialise on-shore or license to overseas experts? If the latter, what is the best strategy for ensuring that we receive an equitable return? If the former, how can we do this better? In this forum, we bring together the business expert (Terry Stinson, CEO Orbital), the IP expert (Terry Healy, Specialist Counsel, CSIRO wireless patent litigation) and innovation economist (Beth Webster, Director, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia) to explore this issue.



About the topic:
Dr Ligang Song will analyse macro-economic developments since the Global Financial Crisis: the return to strong growth; the risk of overheating, asset bubbles and inflation; the return to strong growth in exports and even stronger growth in imports, resulting in a decline in the current account surplus; and recent adjustments in expenditure and exchange rate policies. Professor Ross Garnaut will focus on longer term sustainability of Chinese growth, including the external dimensions of sustainability at a time of tensions over exchange rate and climate change policies. He will discuss the importance of these issues on the emerging shortage of labour and rapid growth in real wages in both rural and urban areas. Professor Wing Thye Woo will discuss how the wider political context affects the sustainability of growth. This will lead into discussion of ways in which Chinese growth helps and challenges global economic stability at a difficult time for the world economy.


Retirement Savings

Melbourne

Date: Thursday 15 April 2010

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd


Canberra

Date: Tuesday 13 April 2010


Speakers:
Dr Yi-Ping Tseng, Senior Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute
Savings adequacy and the incentive to save

Dr David Knox, Worldwide Partner, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd [Presentation]
Australian Retirement: where are we going and how do we compare internationally?

Professor Ross Guest, Professor of Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University [Presentation]
Policy Options for Retirement Savings

 

Thursday 10 September 2009

The Future of Financial Regulation

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd

Speakers:
Mr John O'Shaughnessy, Deputy CEO, Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA)

Professor Kevin Davis, Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne and Director, Centre for Financial Studies

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne


Monday 20 July 2009

China and the Global Financial Crisis

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd

Speakers:
Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Vice-Chancellor's Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne

Profesor Yiping Huang, Professor of Economics, China Centre of Economic Research, Peking University. Formerly Chief Economist for Asia for Citibank

Professor Geng Xiao, Director, Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy

Dr Ligang Song, Director of the China Economy and Business programme, The Australian National University


Wednesday 25 March 2009

Getting the Skills Australia Needs

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd

Speakers:
Dr Tom Karmel, Managing Director, National Centre for Vocational Education Research [Presentation]

Mr Patrick Coleman, Director Policy, Business Council of Australia [Presentation]

Professor Kostas Mavromaras, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]


Monday 13 October 2008

The 2008 Review of the Australian Automotive Industry

Date: Monday 13 October 2008
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Review of the Australian Automotive Industry Final Report

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Business Leader for Investment Consulting in Asia Pacific, Mercer (Australia) Pty Ltd

Speakers
The Hon Steve Bracks, Former Premier of Victoria

Professor Joshua Gans, Foundation Professor of Management (Information Economics), Melbourne Business School
[Presentation]

Mr Tony Pensabene, Group Associate Director, Economics and Research, Australian Industry Group
[Presentation]


Tuesday 16 September 2008

Changing Economic Fortunes of Australian Families in the Long Boom

Date: Tuesday 16 September 2008
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Carillon Room, Sofitel Melbourne

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Principal-National Practice Leader, Mercer Investment Consulting

Speakers:
Professor Mark Wooden, Deputy Director and Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Associate Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Dr Roger Wilkins, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research), HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

About the Topic:
The HILDA Survey provides the first set of data that tracks how the economic fortunes of Australian families have been changing over time: This forum will bring together three of the leadinf figures behind the development of the HILDA Survey. They will examine questions such as:


Tuesday 1 July 2008

Too Little Too Late? Caring for and Preparing Young Children for Life

Date: Tuesday 1 July 2008
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Principal-National Practice Leader, Mercer Investment Consulting

Speakers:
Professor Collette Tayler, Chair of Early Childhood Education and Care, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Dr Matthew Gray, Deputy Director, Research, Australian Institute of Family Studies [Presentation]

Associate Professor Guyonne Kalb, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Thursday 29 November 2007

Housing Affordability: Is there really a crisis?

Date: Thursday 29 November 2007
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Principal-National Practice Leader, Mercer Investment Consulting

Speakers:
Mr Paul Braddick, Senior Economist, Group Economics, ANZ Banking Group
[Presentation]

Mr Chris Lamont, Senior Executive Director - Industry Policy, Housing Industry Association
[Presentation]

Dr Gary Marks, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Institute and the Australian Council for Educational Research
[Presentation]


Thursday 6 September 2007

The Outlook for the Australian Economy

Date: Thursday 6 September 2007
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Brisbane Room, Sofitel Melbourne

Chair: Mr Tony Cole, Principal-National Practice Leader, Mercer Investment Consulting

Speakers:
Mr Alan Oster, Chief Economist, National Australia Bank

Mr Tony Pensabene, Group Associate Director, Economics and Research, Australian Industry Group [Presentation]

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]


Thursday 28 June 2007

Working Time and the Work-Life Balance

Date: Thursday 28 June 2007
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Chair: Mr Phil Ruthven, Chairman, IBISWorld

Speakers:
Dr Sarah Squire, Senior Policy and Research Officer, Sex and Age Discrimination Unit, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [Presentation]

Mr Paul Shepanski, Relationships Forum Australia

Professor Mark Wooden, Acting Director and Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Tuesday 17 April 2007

Climate Change: Some Economic Policy Issues

Date: Tuesday 17 April 2007
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location:
Carillon Room, Sofitel Melbourne

Chair: Ms Alison McClelland, Executive Director, Strategic Policy, Research and Communications, Department for Victorian Communities

Background Material

Speakers:
Background Economic Issues
Professor John Freebairn, Director, Melbourne Institute
[Presentation]

Some Lessons from the 'Stern Review'
Dr Elizabeth Webster, Principal Research Fellow
[Presentation]

Large Cuts to Australian Greenhouse Emissions: the Economic Impacts
Professor Philip Adams, Director, The Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University
[Presentation]


Tuesday 19 September 2006

The Dynamics of Economic and Social Change: Insights from HILDA

Date: Tuesday 19 September 2006
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Savoy 2, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Speakers:
Mr David Hazlehurst, Branch Manager, Families Group, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs [Presentation]

Professor Mark Wooden, Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]


Thursday 13 July 2006

Are Deficits a Problem?

Date: Thursday 13 July 2006
Time: 12.30 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy Room, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Speakers:
Professor Max Corden, Emeritus Professor of International Economics of John Hopkins University, and Professorial Fellow, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and the Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Professor John Freebairn, Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Thursday 6 April 2006

Reforming the Health Care System: Lessons and Future Directions

Date: Thursday 6 April 2006
Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Location: Carillon Room, Sofitel Melbourne

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and the Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Dr Richard Scotton, Health Economist

Mr Peter Allen, Under Secretary, Policy and Strategic Projects, Department of Human Services [Presentation]


Thursday 1 December 2005

Poverty and Opportunity: Measurement and Policy Issues

Date: Thursday 1 December 2005
Time: 12.00 - 2.00pm
Location: Trilogy Room, Park Hyatt Melbourne

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and the Melbourne Business School [Presentation]
Associate Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation], [Paper]
Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Director, The Centre for Independent Studies
Mr Tony Nicholson, Executive Director, Brotherhood of St Laurence


Thursday 8 September 2005

Innovation the Key to Productivity Growth

Date: Thursday 8 September 2005
Time: 12.00 -1.45pm
Location: Grosvenor Room, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]
Dr Amanda Caples, Director Biotechnology, Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development, Victoria [Presentation]
Dr Beth Webster, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia [Presentation]

Proudly supported by the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)


Wednesday 6 July 2005

Where Will Our Workers Come From?

Date: Wednesday 6 July 2005
Time: 7.30 - 9.00am
Location: Carillon Room, Sofitel Melbourne

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Melbourne Business School and Melbourne Institute [presentation]
Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute [presentation]
Professor Peter Dawkins, Deputy Secretary, Department of Treasury and Finance [presentation]

Addressing Impacts of Population Ageing on Labour Force Participation Strategic Policy Group Preliminary Report, by Department of Treasury and Finance


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Monday 23 November 2009

Re-setting Priorities in Health Reform

Chair:
Ms Jane Halton PSM, Secretary, Department of Health and Ageing

Speakers:
Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
Challenges for Health Care Reform (presentation)

Ms Mary Ann O'Loughlin, Executive Councillor and Head of Secretariat, COAG Reform Council
Against all odds? Using our federal system to advance health reform (presentation)

Professor John Deeble, Emeritus Fellow, The Australian National University
Health reform (presentation)


Tuesday 8 September 2009

The Future of Financial Regulation

Speakers:
Mr John O'Shaughnessy, Deputy CEO, Investment and Financial Services Association (IFSA)

Professor Kevin Davis, Professor of Finance, University of Melbourne and Director, Centre for Financial Studies

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne


Wednesday 10 June 2009

Work, Family and the Economic Crisis

Speakers:
Dr Ed Shann, Independent Economist, [Presentation]

Dr Matthew Gray, Deputy Director, Research, Australian Institute of Family Studies [Presentation]

Professor Mark Wooden, Deputy Director and Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Thursday 19 March 2009

Getting the Skills Australia Needs

Chair: Professor Stephen Sedgwick, Director, Melbourne Institute

Speakers:
Dr Chris Ryan, Director, Social Policy Evaluation Analysis and Research Centre (SPEAR), The Australian National University [Presentation]

Ms Megan Lilly, Associate Director, Education and Training, Australian Industry Group [Presentation]

Professor Kostas Mavromaras, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]


Monday 15 September 2008

Changing Economic Fortunes of Australian Families in the Long Boom

Chair: Dr Jeff Harmer, Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Speakers:
Professor Mark Wooden
, Deputy Director and Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Associate Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Dr Roger Wilkins, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director (Research), HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]


Tuesday 24 June 2008

Too Little Too Late? Caring for and Preparing Young Children for Life

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2008
Time:
12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Dr Jeff Harmer, Secretary, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Speakers:
Professor Collette Tayler, Chair of Early Childhood Education and Care, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Dr Matthew Gray, Deputy Director, Research, Australian Institute of Family Studies [Presentation]

Associate Professor Guyonne Kalb, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Thursday 29 April 2008

Boosting the Labour Supply

Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Centenary Ballroom, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Dr Ken Henry, Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Speakers:
Dr Peter Burn, Associate Director, Public Policy, Australian Industry Group [Presentation]

Dr Andrew Leigh, Fellow, Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, The Australian National University [Presentation]

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne
[Presentation]


Tuesday 27 November 2007

Housing Affordability: Is there Really a Crisis?

Date: Tuesday 27 November 2007
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Mr Gary Banks, Chairman, Productivity Commission

Speakers:
Dr Ron Silberberg, Managing Director, Housing Industry Association
[Presentation]

Mr Paul Braddick, Senior Economics, Group Economics, ANZ Banking Group
[Presentation]

Professor Stephen Sedgwick, Director, Melbourne Institute
[Presentation]


Tuesday 11 September 2007

The Outlook for the Australian Economy

Date: Tuesday 11 September 2007
Time:
12.00 - 1.45pm
Location:
Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Dr Ken Henry, Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Speakers:
Mr Michael Blythe, Chief Economist, Commonwealth Bank of Australia [Presentation]

Mr Tony Pensabene, Group Associate Director, Economics and Research, Australian Industry Group [Presentation]

Professor Guay Lim, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]


Tuesday 26 June 2007

Working Time and the Work-Life Balance

Date: Tuesday 26 June 2007
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Dr Peter Boxall, Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Speakers:
The Hon John von Doussa QC, President, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [Presentation]

Mr Paul Shepanski, Relationships Forum Australia

Professor Mark Wooden, Acting Director and Director, HILDA Survey, Melbourne Institute, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Thursday 19 April 2007

Climate Change: Some Economic Policy Issues

Date: Thursday 19 April 2007
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Members' Dining Room, Old Parliament House

Chair: Dr Peter Boxall, Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Speakers:
Background Economic Issues and Some Lessons from the 'Stern Review'

Professor John Freebairn, Director, Melbourne Institute
[Presentation]

A Blueprint for Policy
Professor Warwick J. McKibbin, Executive Director, Centre of Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Australian National University and Professorial Fellow, Lowy Institute of International Policy
[Presentation]

Impacts on the Australian Economy of a Sharp Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Professor Philip Adams, Director, The Centre of Policy Studies, Monash University
[Presentation]


Tuesday 21 November 2006

A Skilled Workforce for the Future

Date: Tuesday 21 November 2006
Time:
12.00 - 1.45pm
Location:
Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Chair: Dr Ken Henry, Secretary, Department of the Treasury

Speakers:
Dr Peter Boxall, Secretary, Department of Employment and Workplace Relations

Professor Kostas Mavromaras, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Thursday 21 September 2006

The Dynamics of Economic and Social Change: Insights from HILDA

Date: Thursday 21 September 2006
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Speakers:
Mr David Hazlehurst, Branch Manager, Families Group, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs [Presentation]

Professor Mark Wooden, Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]


Tuesday 11 July 2006

Are Deficits a Problem?

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2006
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Members' Dining Room, Old Parliament House

Speakers:
Professor Max Corden , Emeritus Professor of International Economics of John Hopkins University and Professorial Fellow, Department of Economics, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]

Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Professor John Freebairn, Director, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne [Presentation]


Tuesday 11 April 2006

Reforming the Health Care System: Lessons and Future Directions

Date: Tuesday 11 April 2006
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Professor Tony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation]

Mr Andrew Podger, National President, Institute of Public Administration Australia [Presentation]


Tuesday 29 November 2005

Poverty and Opportunity: Measurement and Policy Issues

Date: Tuesday 29 November 2005
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location:
Federation Ballroom South, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Professor Bruce Headey, Principal Fellow, Melbourne Institute [Presentation] , [Paper]

Professor Peter Saunders, Social Policy Director, The Centre for Independent Studies

Professor Julian Disney, Director, Social Justice Project, Faculty of Law, The University of New South Wales


Tuesday 6 September 2005

Innovation the Key to Productivity Growth

Date: Tuesday 6 September 2005
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Old Parliament House

Speakers:
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and Melbourne Business School [Presentation]

Dr Ian Heath, Director General, IP Australia [Presentation]

Dr Beth Webster, Principal Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia [Presentation]

Proudly supported by the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA)


Tuesday 26 April 2005

Pre-Budget Assessment of the Economy and the Reform Agenda

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2005
Time: 12.00 - 1.45pm
Location: Federation Ballroom North, Hyatt Hotel Canberra

Speakers:
Professor John Freebairn, Director, Melbourne Institute, [Presentation]
Associate Professor Mark Crosby, Associate Professor, Melbourne Institute and the Melbourne Business School [Presentation]
Dr Chris Richardson, Director, Access Economics, [Presentation]
Professor Mark Wooden, Deputy Director, Melbourne Institute, [Presentation]

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