Colin Clark Memorial Lecture

The Colin Clark Memorial Lecture is our most prestigious annual event, now in its 29th year. 

It 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

Year Speaker
Inaugural 1991 Emeritus Professor Jim O.N. Perkins
Second 1992 Emeritus Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt
Third 1993 Professor Peter Groenewegen
Fourth 1994 Emeritus Professor H.M. (Ted) Kolsen
Fifth 1995 Professor Warren Hogan
Sixth 1996 Dr Peter Crossman
Seventh 1997 Professor Geoffrey Harcourt
Eighth 1998 Mr Ian Castles
Ninth 1999 Mr Ted Evans
Tenth 2000 Professor Bob Gregory
Eleventh 2001 Dr Peter McCawley
Twelfth 2002 Mr Ian Macfarlane
Thirteenth 2003 Mr Angus Maddison
Fourteenth 2004 Professor Allan Fels Ao
Fifteenth 2005 Professor Stan Metcalfe CBE
Sixteenth 2006 Professor Alan Heston
Seventeenth 2007 Professor Ian Harper
Eighteenth 2008 Mr Gary Banks AO
Nineteenth 2009 Dr David Gruen
Twentieth 2010 Professor Erwin Diewert
Twenty-first 2011 Professor Stephen King
Twenty-second 2012 Professor Ross Garnaut
Twenty-third 2013 Professor John Quiggin
Twenty-fourth 2014 Professor Dale Jorgensen
Twenty-fifth 2015 Professor Alison Booth
Twenty-sixth 2016 Professor Leslie M. Marx
Twenty-seventh 2017 Professor John Quiggin
Twenty-eighth 2018 Professor Daniel Zizzo
Twenty-ninth 2019 Professor Alicia Rambaldi


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4 March 2021 5:00pm6:00pm
Colin Clark Memorial Lecture 2021

The theory of the firm in the digital era

31 October 2019 5:15pm7:30pm
You are invited to join the School at the 2019 Colin Clark Memorial Lecture. This year’s lecture will be presented by internationally renowned economist Professor Richard Holden on the topic The Theory of the Firm in the Digital Era.

Colin Clark Lecture 2017

3 August 2017 8:00am10:00am
John Quiggin | University of Queensland