Year in review and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics


From: Wednesday December 13, 2017, 5:00 pm

To: Wednesday December 13, 2017, 7:00 pm

Year in review and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics

Join us for the Economic Society’s final event for the year and some drinks and savouries.

The function will feature an update from Professor Flavio Menezes on the activities for the Society for the year.

Professor John Quiggin will also provide some comments on the 2017 Nobel Prize for economics which was awarded to Richard Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics. 

One of Thaler’s early contributions was in relation to decision-making under uncertainty. John Quiggin’s 1980 honours thesis at the ANU, subsequently published as “A Theory of Anticipated Utility,” provided an independent, analytical basis that covered some of the themes that were then considered by behavioural economists.   There can be no-one better than John Quiggin to provide comments on the latest Nobel Prize in economics.

 About our speakers

Professor Flavio Menezes, President of the Economic Society of Australian (Qld) is a Professor of Economics at UQ, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Senior Fellow at the Australian Institute of Business and Economics, member of the standing committee of the Econometric Society (Australasia) and Deputy Chair of the Qld Competition Authority.

Professor John Quiggin is an Australian Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions. He has produced over 1500 publications, including six books and over 200 refereed journal articles, in fields including decision theory, environmental economics, production economics, and the theory of economic growth. His latest book, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk Among Us, was released in 2010 by Princeton University Press.

Date and Time: 5.00 for 5.15pm start, until 7pm, Wednesday 13 December

Venue: QUT S Block 12th floor, Owen J Wordsworth Room, George St, Brisbane

Cost:  Members - no charge;  Non-members $40

Please contact the secretariat (admin@esaqld.org.au) if you wish to pay by credit card.




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QUT, Owen J Wordsworth Room, S Block, 10 floor

George St, Brisbane QLD 4000

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