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 slides can be viewed here.


About 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.

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