The School of Economics Annual Lecture


The School of Economics was established from 1 January 2011 to serve as the primary institutional vehicle for Economics research and education within the University of Sydney. That year the School inaugurated an annual public lecture series – the Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture – devoted to the economic analysis of public policy issues. It commemorates Warren Pat Hogan (1929–2009), Professor of Economics in the University of Sydney, 1968–1998. An account of Warren Hogan’s life and activities can be read here.

For the 6th Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture, on 24 October 2016, the School of Economics welcomed guest speaker Annabel Spring, (BEc Hons ’92, LLB Hons ’94. MBA, Harvard), Group Executive Wealth Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Annabel gave a lecture titled Building Australia’s infrastructure for the future. The full text of Annabel's speech can be found here.

Previous Lectures

The 2011 Lecture was given by Mr Glenn Stevens (BEc Hons ’80), Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, on 8 December at the Eastern Avenue Auditorium, University of Sydney. The text of Mr Stevens’s address is published in the Reserve Bank of Australia Bulletin (December 2011), at:

The 2012 Lecture was given by Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, on 17 October at the University of Technology, Sydney: Restructuring Prudential Regulation in Light of the Global Financial Crisis. The slides from Prof Calomiris’s address can be read here.

The 2013 Lecture was given by Dr John Laker (BEc Hons ’72), Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, on 26 November at the New Law School, University of Sydney: Ideas and Issues in Financial Regulation. The text of Dr Laker’s address is at:

In 2014 the School of Economics welcomes guest speaker Mr Hugh Harley (BEc Hons '84, LLB Hons '86) Financial Services Leader, from Price Waterhouse Coopers. Mr Harley will deliver a lecture titled "Growth in the 21st Century: Innovation or Energy?" on Thursday 30 October.