New South Wales


Nobel Night


From: Monday October 14, 2019, 6:30 pm

To: Monday October 14, 2019, 10:00 pm

Who will win the Nobel Prize in Economics this year?  Who should win?  Do any Australians stand a chance?  What does it say about the state of the economics profession? 

Come along eat, drink, debate and hear from our distinguished panel.

We will cross to a live stream of the Nobel Committee’s announcement and see whether our thinking aligns with the Nobel Committee, or will we add another disappointment to economists’ dismal forecasting record.

Click here for some background information on possible contenders for the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Click here to read The Nobel Prize in Economics Turns 50 by Sanderson and Siegfried.


Venue:   Occidental Hotel, 43 York St, Sydney

When:   Monday 14th October 2019

Time:     From 6.30pm with Panel at 7pm and Nobel Announcement at 8.45pm

Cost:     $20 for members and $30 for non-members

Entry price includes one free drink on arrival and refreshments. Cash bar is available.


6.30 Food and drink

7.00 Introduction – Paul Oslington – Alphacrucis College

Panel: 5-10 mins each then panel discussion

  • Professor Lisa Magnani– Macquarie University
  • A/Professor Tony Bryant - Macquarie University
  • Professor Paul Oslington – Alphacrucis College

7.45 Further discussion, food and drink

8.45 Nobel Announcement (streamed)

About Our Panel

Paul Oslington is Professor of Economics and Dean of Business at Alphacrucis College, He was previously Associate Professor of Economics at University of New South Wales, and held visiting appointments at University of Oxford, University of British Columbia, and Princeton Theological Seminary and University. Professor Oslington works on international trade, labour markets and the history and philosophy of economics. He is an international leader in the emerging interdisciplinary field of economics and religion.
  Lisa Magnani is Head of Department, Economics Department at Macquarie University.  She specialises in labour markets, wages and employment conditions in a global perspective, firms finance and labour decisions contemporary continental philosophy and the economic discourse. 
  Tony Bryant is an academic economist currently working at Macquarie University. He is an active, established and internationally recognized researcher in the field of General Equilibrium Theory. General Equilibrium Theory is the most venerable part of economic analysis. The field asks basic questions about the existence, optimality, stability and comparative static properties of equilibrium states. The theoretical depths of GE, along with the breadth of its applications, makes it the core of serious economic analysis and policy work. He has also worked in Microeconomics, Applied Macroeconomics, Cultural Economics and the Economics Education. He has won a number of Teaching Awards and has a long standing commitment to the education of students, whose development is vital for their own future and for that of the economy and the society in which they live and work. 





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Occidental Hotel

43 York Street, SYDNEY NSW 2000

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