Unscrambling the Toll Road Egg:  How Toll Roads Locked Irrational Pricing and Options for a More Effective Approach

Presented by:  Professor John Quiggin, The University of Queensland

This year’s Colin Clark Lecture was giving by Professor John Quiggin, a Laureate Fellow in Economics at the University of Queensland. Professor Quiggin’s presentation explored Australia’s history and strategy on toll road pricing. Professor Quiggin is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and many other learned societies and institutions. He has produced over 1500 publications and has also written on policy topics including climate change, micro-economic reform, privatisation, employment policy and the management of the Murray-Darling river system

The School of Economics is very grateful for Professor Quiggin stepping in to present at such short notice, due to unforeseen circumstances

Professor Quiggin’s full Colin Clark presentation can be viewed here.

About Annual Colin Clark Lecture

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”.

Registration Fee
$40 - Individual Ticket
$370 - Group Book (table of 10)


Customs House
Long Room