LECTURE: 2012 John Dillon Memorial Lecture: Get along Econ students …

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We would like to invite you to the 2012 John Dillon Memorial Lecture, co-hosted by the New England Branch of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) and the School of Business, Economics and Public Policy (BEPP).

Presenter: Professor John Quiggin (University of Queensland)

John is one of the most prolific economists in Australia. In addition to producing a large of number of academic journal articles and several books (his most recent being, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us) he also writes a fortnightly column for The Australian Financial Review and comments on Australian and world events on his blog at: http://johnquiggin.com/.

  • Title: Can carbon prices save the global climate?
  • Date: Thursday 22nd March at 3pm
  • Venue: John Dillon Lecture Theatre (LT4, W42 in BEPP, see http://www.une.edu.au/maps/une/#W39 for a map)

The Lecture will be followed by afternoon tea.

The John Dillon Memorial Lecture is held in memory of Emeritus Professor John Dillon (1931-2001).

John Dillon was the quintessential scholar. At the age of 33, John was appointed Foundation Professor of Farm Management at UNE and he spent the remainder of his academic career based in Armidale. John produced path-breaking advances in agricultural economics and farm management, and was particularly prominent in the area of international development. John performed significant leadership roles at UNE and an unprecedented number of international agricultural research centres. John was the recipient of numerous awards, medals, fellowships and honorary doctorates. In 1997, John was invested as an Officer in the Order of Australia for services to agricultural economics and international development economics. John was renowned for his incisive approach to tough problems, humility, honesty, courtesy, mischievous humour, bright trouser suspenders and jangling finger rings! (Source: Anderson, AJARE 2002, 46:1).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Victor Wright
Secretary, AARES NE Branch

Dr David Hadley
President, AARES NE Branch

Prof Alison Sheridan
Head of School, BEPP

 

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