Vince FitzGerald, AO - Delivering the 2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture


From: Thursday October 4, 2018, 5:30 pm

To: Thursday October 4, 2018, 8:00 pm

2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, Thursday 4 October, 5.30 for 6pm until 7pm followed by refreshments, Room Three Sixty, Y Block, QUT Gardens Point, Brisbane

Dr Vince FitzGerald, AO:  The rise of economists in public policy … and looming challenges

Vince FitzGerald has had a long and distinguished career as a senior public servant within the federal government as well as a senior economic consultant advising on key policy areas of national saving, superannuation and economic regulation.

Drawing on this extensive experience, his address will focus on the increased role of economics and economists in public policy formulation, on how economic reform was successfully achieved in the past and how the prospects for achieving reform can be improved in today’s environment. Finally he will analyse the growing challenges of inequality and fiscal sustainability after the global financial crisis.

There is no charge for this event but bookings are essential.

About the lecture series

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) in conjunction with the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University has established an annual Ted Evans Public Policy lecture, with the inaugural lecture delivered by Ted Evans, AC, former Secretary to the Treasury from 1993 to 2001 and Chair of Westpac from 2007 to 2011.

Ted is one of Australia’s greatest public servants, and this named lecture is a recognition of his significant contributions to the development and implementation of effective economic policy.

About the presenter

Dr Vince FitzGerald, AO, held very senior positions in the federal government in Canberra in the Departments of the Treasury, Prime Minister and Cabinet, Finance (Deputy Secretary), Trade (Secretary) and Employment, Education and Training (Secretary).  After leaving the public sector, Vince became a Director of the Allen Consulting Group, one of the two predecessor firms of ACIL Allen Consulting.  

He has prepared a number of reports on key aspects of public policy, including reports on national saving and on superannuation.  Other projects have included a review of Commonwealth-state funding; the Queensland Commission of Audit; reform of the regulation of consumer electronic payment systems and economic expert reports in trade practices and other areas of economic regulation.

Vince holds a Bachelor of Economics, UQ (Honours, University Medal), a PhD (Harvard) in Economics, an LLD (Honoris causa, Monash) and a DEcon (Honoris causa), UQ. 

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University.






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QUT Gardens Point, Room Three Sixty, Y Block

2 George St, Brisbane QLD 4000

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