Sir Leslie Melville Lectures

Public lectures in honour of the late Sir Leslie Melville 

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Sir Leslie Melville

The Sir Leslie Melville Lecture is an annual public lecture of The Australian National University. The Lecture was established in 2002 as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Sir Leslie Galfried Melville (1902-2002), and to mark more than half a century of Sir Leslie’s distinguished public service in the fields of monetary policy and higher education. The lecture seeks to reflect the economist and economics in public and official affairs; befitting Sir Leslie’s key role in pioneering central banking in Australia, a number of past lectures have addressed aspects of central banking.
 


Next Sir Leslie Melville lecture

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Most recent Sir Leslie Melville lecture

Adrian Orr, Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and opportunities facing central banks

4 December 2020

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Past lectures

Adrian Orr, Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

"The COVID-19 pandemic: Challenges and opportunities facing central banks"

Philip Lowe, Governor, The Reserve Bank of Australia

"Some Echoes of Melville"

Luci Ellis, Assistant Govenor (Economic), Reserve Bank of Australia

"On Lags"

John Fraser, Secretary, Department of Treasury

"Australia's business investment challenge"

Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor and Head of Operations at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

"Changing dynamics in household behaviour: what do they mean for inflationary pressures?"

Professor Forrest Capie, City University, London

The limits of central banking; central banks and financial crises

Professor Pierre Pestieau, University of Liege, Belgium

Dr Alan Bollard, formerly Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Dr Charles Bean, Deputy Governor, Bank of England

2010

Dr Martin Parkinson, formerly Head of the Department of Climate Change, now Secretary to the Treasury

2009

Professor R G Gregory, formerly Head of Economics, RSSS, now Visiting Fellow, RSE

2008

Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

2007

Professor Robin Jeffery, formerly Director of RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at the University of Singapore

2006

Professor Warwick McKibbin, formerly Director, RSE, now at the Crawford School, ANU

2005

Professor Max Corden, formerly Head of Economics, RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at Melbourne

2004

Professor Ross Garnaut, Distinguished Professor, ANU and Melbourne

2003

Dr Ken Henry, Secretary to the Treasury

2002

Ian Macfarlane, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia