The CEPA 2018 International Workshop will take place on Thursday 1 November and Friday 2 November 2018 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. The workshop will feature both theoretical and applied papers in the field of productivity and efficiency analysis, both in macroeconomic and microeconomic contexts. The general theme of the workshop this year is: Productivity in Healthcare and Other Key Sectors of the Economy. 

Workshop Program

By attending this workshop you will have an opportunity to listen to many interesting presentations, especially the featured keynote speeches from the following legends of productivity and efficiency analysis:
  • Erwin Diewert (University of British Columbia)
  • Rolf Färe (Oregon State University)
  • Shawna Grosskopf (Oregon State University)
  • Knox Lovell (The University of Queensland)

as well as from the following invited speakers:

  • Gary D. Ferrier (University of Arkansas)
  • Hideyuki Mizobuchi (Ryukoku University)
  • Jason Potts (RMIT University)
  • David Saal (Loughborough University)


View the program

Registration Fees

                                                 Standard                  Early bird (before 16 Oct 2018)

Full-Time Students:                  $90                               $45
Full-Time Academics:              $180                              $90
Non-Academics:                      $360                            $180

Register Now

If you would like to attend this workshop, please register now.



The University of Queensland is located 30 minutes away from Brisbane airport, and 15 minutes from Brisbane CBD. Both short and long term parking is available on campus near the workshop's venue. Public transport via bus, train and citycat is easily accessible. For further information please see


Please view the list of hotels and apartments which the UQ School of Economics recommends. 


    Mantra at SouthBank
    161 Grey Street, South Bank               
    Tel:  +61 7 3305 2500

    Rydges (Southbank)
    9 Glenelg Street, South Bank, Brisbane 
    Tel: +61 7 3364 0800

    Possible transport options from South Bank to UQ:

    1. CityCat from South Bank 1 and 2 Terminal to UQ St Lucia Terminal
    2. Bus 66 from St George to UQ Lakes


    Jephson Hotel
    63 Jephson Street (cnr Sherwood Road), Toowong 
    Tel: +61 7 3736 4400

    Toowong Villas
    9 Ascog Terrace, Toowong
    Tel: +61 7 3371 4855

    Toowong Inn & Suites
    24 Lissner Street, Toowong
    Tel:  +61 7 3871 1633

    Possible transport options from Toowong to UQ:

    1. CityCat from Regatta Terminal to UQ St Lucia Terminal
    2. Bus 402/412 to UQ Lakes

    Brisbane City

      Hotel Ibis
      27-35 Turbot Street, Brisbane 
      Tel: +61 7 3237 2333

      Mantra Midtown Apartments
      127 Charlotte Street, Brisbane 
      Tel:  +61 7 3211 1116

      Mantra on Mary
      70 Mary Street, Brisbane 
      Tel:  +61 7 3503 800

      Possible transport options from Brisbane City to UQ:

      1. CityCat from North Quay Terminal to UQ St Lucia Terminal
      2. Bus 66 from St George to UQ Lakes
      3. Bus 411/412 from city to UQ Chancellor's Place


      Please email us at if you have any questions or comments.


      About CEPA courses and workshops

      CEPA short-courses and workshops are aimed at graduate students, researchers, economists, statisticians and consultants from private and public sector organisations. Participants are generally expected to have an understanding of microeconomics and econometrics similar to that of a second or third-year economics undergraduate at an Australian university.



      Steele Building (#03)
      Room 309