Conferences, workshops and public lectures

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Economics and Finance in the Prelude to the Great Depression

This workshop explores trends and developments in economics and finance in the era leading up to the Great Depression in the 1930s. Prominent economic historians present their research findings on financial and monetary policy, with a keynote presentation by internationally renowned economist Professor Barry Eichengreen.

This workshop is proudly supported by the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation.

The Australia National University
10 May 2013

Transport Infrastructure: History and Policy

Transport infrastructure is fundamental to economic prosperity but its genesis and its effects have very long time horizons. This workshop takes a long run perspective on how and why major infrastructure initiatives got off the ground anf others did not. It also includes evaluation of the impact of infrastructure on the volume and location of economic activity in Australia and overseas.

The Australia National University
24 May 2013

8th Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (WMD2013)

WMD2013 is sponsored and organized by the ANU Research School of Economics and the Department of Economics at Monash University. It is preceded by a two-day mini course on topics in Payments and Liquidity from June 10 to June 11.

Plenary speakers:

  • Professor Guillaume Rocheteau (UC Irvine)
  • Professor Ricardo Reis (Columbia)

For additional details, visit the conference website

ANU House, Melbourne
13-14 June 2013

DSGE Lectures: Bayesian Analysis of DSGE Models

Part 1 – Introduction to Bayesian time series econometrics

Preceding the lectures is a 2-day introduction to Bayesian time series econometrics. It is aimed at researchers with some understanding of econometrics but not Bayesian time series econometrics, or for researchers wishing to review this area before commencing the lectures with Professor Schorfheide.

This introductory lecture is free for PhD students. See flyer below for more information.

The Australia National University
5-6 July 2013

Part 2 – DSGE lectures: Bayesian analysis of DSGE models

The lectures will briefly review Bayesian analysis of the linear Gaussian model, and move to standard models used in macroeconometrics. Specifically, the lectures will provide an introduction and overview of Bayesian analysis of vector autoregressive models (VARs), structural VARs, state space models with multiple and single sources of error. The lectures will also review estimation of marginal likelihoods and posterior probabilities, and of standard computational methods such as Direct Monte Carlo, Gibbs sampling and importance sampling. The lectures include practical MATLAB exercises that illustrate how to implement the estimation methods.

Enquiries: (E), (T) 02 612 57342

The Australia National University
7-8 July 2013

PhD Conference in Economics and Business

The PhD Conference in Economics and Business is unique. Doctoral students who are in the process of completing their thesis are invited to submit papers for presentation to a group of academic discussants with special expertise in the topics they are assigned.

The conference aims to provide the students with an assessment of their presentational skills and a constructive critique of their research by a group of peers and senior academics. It is also an opportunity to gain access to a wider academic network and the postgraduate job market.

For more information, see the PhD Conference page »
Convenor: Alison Booth

The Australia National University
7-9 November 2013

One-­Day Junior Economic Historian Workshop

The Australia National University
15 November 2013

VUW Macro Workshop


Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference

The 2012 Asia Pacific Economic and Business History Conference will be held at the ANU from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 February 2012.

The Conference is supported by the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand. The local organisating committee consists of members of the ANU College of Business and Economics: Dr Martine Mariotti (RSE), Dr Mark Wilson, Dr John Tang (RSE) and A/Professor Pierre van der Eng.

The main conference theme is ‘Economic Integration: Historical Perspectives from Europe and Asia- Pacific’ but the organisers are open to proposals for contributions on other topics in economic, social, and business history, as well as to proposals for sessions on particular themes.

For more information please visit the APEBH Conference page

The Australia National University
16-18 February 2012

VAR Modelling Course and Workshop

The School of Economics and Finance, University of Tasmania, in conjuction with The Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), RSE, ANU, are inviting to the VAR Modelling Course and Workshop. The VAR course is based on Professor Pagan’s lectures to the IMF and is suitable for graduate students and interested academics. We have capacity for approximately 15 participants. Workshop participation will be by invitation, and interested parties are asked to contact Professor Mardi Dungey to express their interest in presenting or discussing a paper.

Additional information can be found on the CAMA website.

University of Tasmania, Hobart
20-23 February 2012

Australasian Trade Workshop

University of New South Wales
9-10 March 2012

The Cambridge Economic History of Australia

The Centre for Economic History will host the first symposium of contributors to the Cambridge Economic History of Australia. The symposium will bring together experts on Australia's economic development since the late eighteenth century. Each chapter will focus on a key theme in economic history and will provide insights based on a comprehensive account of research in the field. Together the contributors will document Australia’s economic history from early developments to the present and will bring to light the interplay between the economic, social and institutional forces that have shaped modern Australia. This is the first step in a process that will culminate in a definitive volume to be published by Cambridge University Press.

For enquiries please contact Professor Tim Hatton,

The Australian National University
2-3 July 2012

6th Annual Organizational Economics Workshop

Organizations play a critical role in any economy, undertaking numerous activities from production, to solving problems and generating new ideas and innovations. This workshop examines a broad range of economic issues relating to organizations, including: incentive contracts with external and internal parties and managerial remuneration; the organization of production, the use of labour and wage structures; the design of hierarchies; the allocation of decision making protocols within organizations; and the optimal allocation of ownership and alternative ownership structures.

Sponsored by the RSE for 2012.
20 July 2012, University of Sydney.

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Third Economic Research Workshop on Vietnam

As in the previous two workshops in 2009 and 2010, microeconometric studies of the Vietnamese economy will be presented and discussed.

Organisers: Brian McCaig & Yuji Tamura

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The Australian National University
31 July 2012

Financial Crisis Workshop

This workshop will present new research on how markets and government institutions bring about financial and organisational restructuring following a financial crisis.

The papers provide historical perspectives on market (and government) behaviour in the aftermath of financial crisis and draw lessons for the current policy debate. The speakers are recognised experts in financial and banking history and the presentations will be followed by a round table discussion on financial crises past and present. Please join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking event.

The Australian National University
5 September 2012

Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics 2012

The 7th Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics (WMD 2012) is organized by the School of Economics at the University of Sydney and sponsored by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA).

Submissions in all areas of Macroeconomics start on 5 April, 2012.
The deadline for submissions is 15 July, 2012.

Submit completed papers to and indicate whether you will be willing to be a discussant. The authors and discussants will be notified by 31 July, 2012.

Additional information can be found on the WMD 2012 workshop page.

University of Sydney
27-28 September 2012

Conference on Commodity Price Volatility, Past and Present

The conference was jointly organized by the Centre for Economic History (College of Business and Economics) and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (Crawford School of Public Policy).

Sharp variations in the prices of raw materials, fuels and basic foodstuffs have important implications for the economies that import them and especially for exporters. The conference on 'Commodity Price Volatility, Past and Present' will present new research on Australia and overseas, with an emphasis on the long run.

The Gruen lecture by Prof Jeff Williamson on 'Commodity Prices over Two Centuries: Trends, volatility and impact' presented on at the ANU on the 29th of November was a keynote for the conference.

The Australian National University
29‐30 November 2012


VUW Macro Workshop

The School of Economics and Finance at Victoria University of Wellington, in conjunction with the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU, is organizing the First Annual VUW Macro Workshop. The workshop aims to establish a regular venue for advancing research in macroeconomics in New Zealand, Australia, and the wider region.

Victoria University of Wellington
21 October 2011
Paper submission: 15 September 2011

Macro Policies after the crisis

The conference aims to draw together theoretical and empirical work on the factors motivating new policies, the effective use of existing and potential policy instruments, and interaction among policies.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Externalities and efficient policy responses
  • Credit booms and deleveraging
  • The roles of debt and financial intermediation in macroeconomic fluctuations
  • Macroeconomic effects of new and proposed macro-prudential policies
  • Interactions among monetary, fiscal and macro-prudential policies
  • Interactions between financial imbalances and fiscal balance sheets
  • Related governance and communication issues.

The organisers are delighted to announce the participation of Enrique Mendoza (Maryland) and Bruce Preston (Columbia/CAMA).

Reserve Bank of New Zealand
12- 13 December 2011
Paper submission: 9 September 2011

Quantitative Macroeconomics

The workshop is intended to bring together academics and practitioners to discuss recent developments in macroeconomics. Contributions are encouraged in all areas of macroeconomics, particularly those relevant to an open economy such as Australia.

Reserve Bank of Australia
15-16 December 2011
Paper submission: 18 September 2011

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