The Colin Clark Lecture is our most prestigious annual lecture and is now in its 27th year.  The Colin Clark Memorial Lecture is held each year to recognise Dr Colin Clark’s outstanding contribution to the field of economics. Dr Colin Clark was a UQ Economics academic whose work on national income accounting was fundamentally important to the development of macroeconomics and to the approach of John Maynard Keynes. Dr Clark's greatest contribution to economics was his pioneering role in the construction of national accounts.

Previous speakers have included Professor Paul Schreyer, Deputy Chief Statistician at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); Professor Erwin Diewert from the University of British Columbia; Professor Warwick McKibbon from ANU; and Professor Bart Van Ark from the Royal University of Groningen and the Conference Board (New York, USA). Over the last few years in particular, the School welcomed leading economist and Harvard Professor Dale W. Jorgenson as the guest speaker in 2014, in 2015 Professor Alison Booth, Australian National University presented a lecture entitled Gender in Economics: A Story in the Making. In 2016 the Robert A. Bandeen Professor of Economics Leslie Marx of Duke University presented a lecture advising us on “How to defend against potential collusion by your suppliers”.

Colin Clark Lecture 2017

Thu 3 Aug 2017 8:00am10:00am
23 May 20173 August 2017
Registration Fee
$40 - Individual Ticket
$370 - Group Book (table of 10)


Customs House
Long Room

Network Capital and Inequality 

Presentation by:  Professor Richard Holden

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Background on Professor Holden
Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Australia Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017. He is also academic co-lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality.
Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.
His research focuses on contract theory, organizational economics, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: network capital, political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.


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