29
MAY
2017

18 June – The leadership we need – sustainable development challenges

JG Crawford Oration 2017 Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark will deliver this year’s JG Crawford Oration. In this lecture, Ms Clark will explore the challenges the world leaders have set in agreeing on ambitious new global agendas for sustainable development, including...
29
MAY
2017

28 June – The global growth slump: causes and consequences

In this public lecture John C. Williams will provide an overview of his recent paper, The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences. Economic growth has slowed across the globe. The global growth slowdown reflects fundamental changes in trends in demographics and productivity....
07
MAY
2017

25 May – What’s next on the horizon? Post-budget policy analysis

The Sir Roland Wilson’s post-budget policy analysis will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the impact of the 2017-18 federal budget. With experts from academia and the public policy community, this year’s panel will offer their views on the budget’s contribution to...
07
MAY
2017

30 May – Dead duck or just resting: has economic liberalism run into a dead end?

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating recently declared that liberal economics no longer holds the answers to our problems. Is this the case? If so, what new paradigm is needed to lift the world economy out of its current malaise? If not, what needs to be done to revitalise...
10
APR
2017

26 April – Coping with high risk and uncertainty in aid policy design and practice

The Crawford School of Public Policy present a talk on Coping with high risk and uncertainty in aid policy design and practice. In this talk Professor Fforde will discuss how risk and uncertainty are best coped with in development practice. In doing this, he will examine the...
10
APR
2017

19 April – Complexity in governments and markets

The Crawford School of Public Policy, together with the The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and the Development Policy Centre are pleased to host a seminar on Complexity in governments and markets. As Governments expanded their activities over the years, pushing spending from...
20
MAR
2017

April 4 – Understanding how change happens

The Crawford School of Public Policy, the Development Policy Centre, the State, Society & Governance in Melanesia Program and the Research for Development Impact Network and the Development Leadership Program present the launch of the book How Change Happens, including a...
23
FEB
2017

16 March – Inequality and living standards: past and present

Economic inequality has become an increasingly important in the public debate. Rising inequality combined with slow growth in average incomes puts pressure on the living standards of those at the bottom of the distribution. Dramatic increase in incomes at the very top breeds...
09
FEB
2017

28 March – IQ2 Debate: Political Correctness Has Failed Itself

Outspoken, un-PC figures and policies around the world are getting more votes than ever, and many are left struggling to make sense of the instability we find ourselves facing. But in its well-meaning attempt to protect the marginalised and create a fairer and safer world for...
05
JAN
2017

14 Feb – World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

The World Development Report 2017 on Governance and the Law explores how policies for security, growth and equity can effectively achieve their goals by addressing the underlying drivers of governance. The Crawford School of Public Policy is holding an event to launch the The...