New South Wales

Emerging Economist Series 2016/17


From: Wednesday March 29, 2017, 12:15 pm

To: Wednesday March 29, 2017, 2:00 pm

Dr Gigi Foster is an Associate Professor with the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales, having received her BA from Yale majoring in Ethics, Politics, and Economics, and her PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.  She works in many literatures, including education, social influence, corruption, lab experiments, and time use.  With support from the Australian Research Council and other bodies, she published a holistic behavioral economics treatise with Cambridge University Press (An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks, joint with Paul Frijters) in 2013 and has authored over 25 academic papers published in a wide variety of economic and multidisciplinary outlets such as Journal of Public Economics, Quantitative Economics, Human Relations, and Journal of Economic Psychology.  Her work touching on Australian policy has appeared in national and international media outlets and informed public debates, and she has served the profession in a variety of roles such as ARC Expert Assessor, National Economics Learning Standards Working Party member, and as the most junior female member of Australia’s National Economic Panel.

Six luncheons with prominent Australian policymakers

The Emerging Economist Series is a unique professional development opportunity now in its seventh year. It involves six luncheons, held at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney, where young economists have the opportunity to discuss critical issues with prominent Australian policymakers, as well as network with colleagues in business, academia and the public service.  The luncheons include an interview-style discussion with Australia’s foremost policymakers and economists, exploring the issues they have faced during their careers and highlighting Australia’s key economic challenges going forward. 

Subscription is for one person to attend all six lunches in the Series – this can be shared with your colleagues.  Lunch dates to be confirmed.

Two or more registrations - $660 per person | Individual registration - $880

The Series kicks on on Thursday 1 September with Liza Carver as our guest speaker.

View the 2016/17 Program



65 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000

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