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Emerging Economist Series - Prof. Geoffrey Brennan


From: Friday February 6, 2015, 12:15 pm

To: Friday February 6, 2015, 2:00 pm

Geoff Brennan Professor Geoffrey Brennan – Following his undergraduate and PhD degrees Geoffrey started as a Lecturer at ANU and in 1978 took a Professorship in the Public Choice Center at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg Virginia. At Virginia Tech he began an extensive collaboration with Nobel Laureate James Buchanan. Returning to the ANU in 1984 to take on roles including as Heads of Economics, Director of the Research School of Social Sciences and Head of the Social and Political Theory Program.  Brennan’s interests range broadly across rational actor political theory, economics and philosophy, and public economics. He WAS editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy 2000-2005 and co-editor of the Collected Works of James Buchanan. HE IS author of THE POWER TO TAX (1980) Democracy and Decision (1993), Democratic Devices and Desires (2000) and The Economy of Esteem (2004). In 2003 he and Loren Lomasky were awarded the American Philosophical Association’s Gregory Kavka Prize in Political Philosophy for their paper “Is There a Duty to Vote?”  He won the 2013 Distinguished Fellow Award from the Australian Economic Society and is recipient of the 2014 Hayek Medal. The Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) proudly sponsors the Emerging Economist Series. The series of six luncheons, held at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney, gives young economists 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 the key-note speaker, exploring the issues they have faced during their careers and highlighting Australia’s key economic challenges going forward. Registration for the Emerging Economist Series is now closed but if you'd like to receive information about the 2015/16 Series please contact Di Litherland via



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