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Lectures

The Commission has held a number of lectures on important policy issues from internationally recognised figures, including within our Richard Snape Lecture Series.

Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development and Social Progress

The Commission's 2014 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 23 June by Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.

Indian Economy: Retrospect and Prospect

The Commission's 2013 Richard Snape Lecture was delivered on 6 November 2013 by Arvind Panagariya, Professor of Economics and Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

The Future of the Multilateral Trading System

On 26 November 2012, Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organization, presented the Commission's annual Richard Snape Lecture.

Political Economy of Reform in Mexico

The 2011 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Dr Roberto Newell at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 11 October 2011.

From Measuring Production to Measuring Wellbeing

The Productivity Commission hosted a seminar by Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz on 29 July 2010. The seminar was the first event in the Economic Society of Australia's Eminent Speaker Series, sponsored nationally by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Qantas.

The Challenge for Trade Policy in a Dynamic World and Regional Setting: An Indonesian Perspective

The 2010 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Her Excellency Dr Mari Elka Pangestu at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 22 November 2010.

China's Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis

The 2009 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Professor Yu Yongding at the Commission's office in Melbourne on 25 November 2009.

Latin America in the Global Economy: Challenges and Opportunities

The 2008 Richard Snape Lecture was presented by Dr. Vittorio Corbo at the Productivity Commission's office in Melbourne on 18 November 2008.

Economic and Regulatory Reforms in Europe: Past Experiences and Future Challenges

The fifth Richard Snape Lecture was delivered by Professor Patrick Messerlin on 30 October 2007 at the Melbourne Office of the Productivity Commission.

The World Economy in the New Millennium: A New Golden Age?

This fourth Richard Snape Lecture was delivered by Professor Deepak Lal on 30 November 2006 at the Melbourne Office of the Productivity Commission.

Will Asian Mercantilism Meet its Waterloo?

This third Richard Snape Lecture was delivered by Martin Wolf on 14 November 2005 at the Melbourne Office of the Productivity Commission.

Spreading Prosperity and Resisting Economic Divergence: The Significance of Richard Snape's Academic Legacy

On 8 November 2004, Anne Krueger gave this second Richard Snape Lecture at the Commission's Melbourne Office.

40 Million Aussies? The Immigration Debate Revisited

The inaugural Richard Snape Lecture, 40 Million Aussies? The Immigration Debate Revisited, delivered by Professor Max Corden on 30 October 2003 at the Melbourne Office of the Productivity Commission.

The Asian Financial Crisis

In December 1999, Professor Anne Krueger visited the Productivity Commission and delivered a lecture. This paper, The Asian Financial Crisis, is the text of the lecture, based on the transcript.

Richard Snape Series

Richard Hal Snape (1936 - 2002) was Deputy Chairman of the Productivity Commission and Emeritus Professor of Monash University. He was a Board Member of the Australian Research Council, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Society of Australia.