John Pitchford Memorial

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ANU Professor John David Pitchford 1932-2021


John Pitchford joined the economics department at ANU in 1962 and was a Professor from 1965-1995. Over this period, he was a leading force in the modernisation of economics in Australia and taught macroeconomics and mathematical economics to generations of ANU students, including current and former senior Treasury and RBA officials. John was one of Australia’s leading academic economists. His support for flexible exchange rates had a crucial influence on this major reform and his policy work on the current account led to a reversal of then-monetary policy that targeted it.


John Pitchford died on 26 June 2021 and the public memorial has been delayed for a year due to covid lockdowns.


The public memorial will be held on Friday June 24. Speakers from John’s professional and personal life will share their recollections of his remarkable life.



12.30—1.00 pm              Arrival and refreshments

  1.00—2.30 pm              Speakers followed by refreshments


All are welcome to attend.


Event Details

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ANU Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) Auditorium, ANU