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.


2011: 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:

2012: 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.

2013: 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:

2014: Mr Hugh Harley (BEc Hons '84, LLB Hons '86), Financial Services Leader, Price Waterhouse Coopers, on 30 October at the New Law School, University of Sydney: Growth in the 21st Century: Innovation or Energy?

2015: Dr Martin Parkinson, Secretary, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Commonwealth of Australia, on 2 December at the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology, Sydney: United States' Approach to Economic Diplomacy and Its Implications for Australia.

2016: Ms Annabel Spring (BEc Hons '92, LLB Hons '94), Group Executive Wealth Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, on 24 October at the New Law School, University of Sydney: Building Australia's Infrastructure for the Future. The text of Ms Spring's address can be found here.