Other Presentations

  • • ‘Understanding Repayment Burdens in Time-based Repayment Loans’, Research School of Economics Seminar series, October 2017
  • • ‘Modelling Repayment Burdens for Mortgage-type Loans: Methods and International Comparisons’, RSFAS Brown Bag workshop, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University, October 2016.
  • • ‘What’s Wrong with Mortgage-type Loans?’, Centre for Global Higher Education, seminar series, February 2016.
  • • ‘The Australian higher education financing debate’, University of Adelaide Economics Department seminar, October 2015.
  • • Invited talks on ICL/HECS in France, Germany and England, June 2014.
  • • ‘Higher Education Financing Problems for South East Asia’, ACDE Crawford School of Public Policy, May, 2013.
  • • ‘How many jobs is 23,510, really?’ University of Queensland Economics Department Seminar Series, August 2011.
  • • ‘How many jobs is 23,510, really?’, Crawford School Seminar, June 2011.
  • • ‘How many jobs is 23,510, really?’, Crawford School research workshop series, February 2011.
  • • ‘Marital Status is Misunderstood in Happiness Models’, National Institute of Labour Studies, October 21, 2010.
  • • ‘Gambling on the 2010 Federal Election’, Crawford School of Economics and Government Seminar, September 2010.
  • • ‘Back from the Dead: The Resurrection of Long Term Unemployment and the GFC’, Crawford School of Economics and Government Seminar, ANU, September 22, 2009.
  • • ‘Long term Unemployment and the GFC’, presented to the Deakin Economics Department Seminar Series, Deakin University, September 16, 2009.
  • • ‘Methods for Analysing Student Loans Policy’, presented to the Crawford Research Workshop, Crawford School of Economics and Government, ANU, June 2009.
  • • ‘Understanding Australian Higher Education Financing’, presented to the University of Western Sydney Economics Department Seminar series, October, 2007.
  • • ‘Do Very High Marginal Tax Rates Induce Bunching: Implications for the Design of Income Contingent Loan Schemes’, presented to Macquarie University Economics Department Seminar Series, June, 2006.
  • • ‘The Value of Don Bradman’, presented to the Economics Department, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, April, 2006.
  • • ‘Do Very High Tax Rates Induce Bunching: Implications for the design of income contingent loan schemes’, the Australian Tax Office, Canberra, January, 2006 (with Andrew Leigh).
  • • ‘Income contingent loans for higher education financing’, Economics Group, Ruhr Graduate School of Management, Essen, Germany, November, 2005.
  • • ‘Higher education financing: Conceptual and background issues for Germany’, Economics Department, University of Heidleberg, Heidleberg, Germany, November 2005.
  • • ‘The effects on students of the 2005 changes to HECS’, Economics Department, University of Adelaide, October, 2005.
  • • ‘Profit incentives and income related loan applications to white-collar crime and insider-trading’, presented to REGNET lunchtime Seminar Series, RSSS, ANU, November, 2004 (with Richard Denniss).
  • • ‘A Critical Appraisal of the Government’s Higher Education Reforms’, presented to the RSSS Economics Seminar Program, April, 2004.
  • • ‘A Critical Appraisal of the Government’s Higher Education Reforms’, presented to the RSSS Political Science Seminar Program, April, 2004.
  • • ‘The Costs of Divorce’, presented to the RSSS Economics Program Seminar Series, March 2004 (with Matthew Gray).
  • • ‘Long term unemployment, education and property crime’, presented to the NSW Economics Society, Sydney, December, 2003.
  • • ‘Access Implications of Income Related Loans for Higher Education”, University of Queensland Economics Department, Brisbane, July 2003.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Loans in International Context’, The World Bank, Washington, April, 2003.
  • • ‘Avoiding Recessions and Long-term Unemployment’, presented to the Economics Department, University of Melbourne, September, 2000, and to the Economics Department, University of Wollongong, April, 2001.
  • • ‘Towards Consistency in Post-Compulsory Education Financing’, presented to the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Modelling, University of Melbourne, September, 2000.
  • • ‘Reforming Rwandan Education’, presented to a workshop of Government officials, Kigali, Rwanda, May, 2000.
  • • ‘The Unemployment Trap Meets the Age-earnings Profile’, presented to the Economics Department, The Faculties, ANU, October, 1999.
  • • ‘The Unemployment Trap Meets the Age-earnings Profile’, presented to the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, March, 1999.
  • • ‘Would Increasing the Skills of the Unemployed Solve the Australian Unemployment Problem?’, presented to the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne, March, 1999.
  • • ‘From Rubbish to Publish’, presented to the Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, the University of Melbourne, March, 1999, and the Economics Department, University of Wollongong, April, 2001.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Loan Mechanisms’, presented to the World Bank, Washington, October, 1998.
  • • ‘The Methodology of Labor Market Program Evaluation’, presented to the World Bank, Washington DC, October, 1998.
  • • ‘The Effect of Immigration on the Employment Prospects of Unemployed Residents’, presented to the Economics Department, University of Queensland, April, 1998.
  • • ‘The Effect of Immigration on the Employment Prospects of Unemployed Residents’, presented to the Economics Department, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, March, 1998.
  • • ‘The Transferability of Human Capital’, presented to the Economics Department, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, October, 1997.
  • • ‘The Effect of Immigration on the Employment Prospects of Unemployed Residents’, presented to the Economics Department, University of York, Toronto, Canada, October, 1997.
  • • ‘Australian Higher Education Financing Reform’, presented to La Trobe University Economics Department Seminar Series, September, 1997.
  • • ‘The Publishing Game: Tricks of the Trade’, RSSS Economics PhD Seminar, May, 1997.
  • • ‘Long Term Unemployment and the Costs of Labour Market Programs’, UK Treasury, London, April, 1997.
  • • ‘HECS in Retrospect: A Policy Assessment’, RSSS Economics Program, ANU, December, 1996.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Charges: Conceptual Issues and Cross-subsidies from the Higher Education Contribution Scheme’, Murdoch University Economics Department, May, 1994, and the University of Queensland Economics Department Seminar Series, June, 1994.
  • • ‘Predicting the Long Term Unemployed’, presented to McMaster University Economics Department Seminar Series, February, 1994.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Repayment Schemes’, presented to Economics Departments at Brunel University, University of Essex and University of Warwick, May – June, 1993.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Repayment Schemes’, presented to Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, April, 1993.
  • • ‘Australian Student Loans’, presented to Economics Department, University of New South Wales, March, 1993.
  • • ‘Income Contingent Higher Education Loans’, presented to University of Melbourne Economics Seminar, October, 1992, and University of Adelaide/Flinders University Joint Seminar Series, October, 1992.
  • • ‘Long Term Unemployment: Projections and Policy’, presented to Economics Department Seminar series, University of Western Australia, October, 1992, and Economics Department, Research School of Social Sciences, ANU, April, 1992.
  • • ‘Microeconomic Reform of the Australian Labour Market’, presented to the Curtin University of Technology Labour Market Seminar series, December, 1990.
  • • ‘The Impact of the Accord on the Australian Labour Market’, presented to Economics Department, Monash University, August 1990.
  • • ‘An Analysis of the Australian Prices and Incomes Accord’ presented to: Economics Department, INSEAD, France, October 1989; Economics Department, University of Essex, October 1989; Economics Department, Birkbeck College, October 1989; Employment and Earnings Division, International Labour Organisation, October 1989; Economics Department, Murdoch University, October 1989.
  • • ‘The Australian Higher Education Contribution Scheme’, Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick, England, October 1989 and UK Treasury, October 1989.
  • • ‘The Economics of the Tertiary Tax’, Economics Department, University of New South Wales, April 1989.
  • • ‘Government Intervention in the Provision of Training’ (with Peter J. Stemp), Economics Department, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, March, 1989.
  • • ‘An Analysis of the Determinants of Australia-England Test Match Crowds: The Value of Don Bradman’, presented to Economic History Seminar Series, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, March 1987.
  • • ‘Australian Strike Activity in International Context’ (with John J. Beggs), presented to Research School of Social Sciences Economics Seminar Series, Australian National University, March 1987, Treasury Seminar Series, March 1987, Economics Department, University of Sydney, April 1987, Economics Department, University of Newcastle, April 1987 and Economics Department, La Trobe University, May 1987.
  • • ‘Factors Affecting Recent Strike Activity in Australia’ (with John J. Beggs), presented to Research School of Social Sciences Seminar Series, Australian National University, March 1986, Murdoch University Economics Seminar Series, March 1986, Economics Department, University of Tasmania, April 1986, and Bureau of Labour Market Research Seminar Series, June 1986.
  • • ‘Labour Market Programs in Australia’ presented to Western Australian Department of Employment and Training, May 1986.
  • • ‘Labour Turnover Bias in Estimating Wages: An Application to Male-Female Differentials’ (with John J. Beggs), presented to Research School of Social Sciences Seminar Series, Australian National University, October 1985.
  • • ‘Labour Turnover, Selectivity Bias and Wage Structures’ (with John J. Beggs), presented to Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, May 1985.
  • • ‘An Analysis of Sex Differences in Australian Earnings’, presented to University of Melbourne Economics Department, April 1985.
  • • ‘Labour Turnover and Wage Determination’, presented to the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, April 1984.
  • • ‘Testing Issues of Labour Turnover’, presented to the Bureau of Labour Market Research Workshop, September 1983.
  • • ‘Sex Differences in Earnings: An Examination of the Clerical/Administrative Division of the Australian Public Service over the 1970s’, presented to the Bureau of Labour Market Research Workshop, November 1981.
  • • ‘An Economic Analysis of Quit Behaviour’, presented to Research School of Social Sciences Seminar, Australian National University, March 1980 and University of Adelaide Economics Department Seminar, April 1980.
  • • ‘Modelling Labor Turnover’, presented to Yale University Labor and Population Workshop, October 1979.
  • • ‘Firm, Industry and Occupation Specific Training’, presented to Brookings Institution Research Fellows Seminar, October 1978.
  • • ‘Ability Differences in Wages Between Jobs’, presented to Yale University Labor and Population Workshop, December 1977.
There are too many consultancies to document them all here. There have been at least 10 since 2010, mostly for the Commonwealth Government.
  • • World Bank, Higher Education Financing Reform for Mexico, 2003.
  • • World Bank, for keynote address to Roundtable on Reforming Higher Education in Nepal, Kathmandu, 2002.
  • • Department of Community Services and Health, on issues of method relating to the Australian Medical Workforce Advisory Committee’s review of forecasting of medical specialists, November 2001 (with Chris Ryan).
  • • Department of Health and Community Services, on Forecasting Medical Specialists, July 2001 (with Rhema Variathianathan and Bob Gregory)
  • • National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Cross-sectoral Funding Issues for Reform, January/July, 2001 (with Louise Watson (University of Canberra) and Leesa Doughney (Victoria University of Technology).
  • • Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, for analysis of labour market programs for Indigenous Australians (with Dr B. Hunter and Dr M. Gray, ANU)
  • • UK Department for International Development, Higher Education Financing reform in Rwanda, May/July, 2000.
  • • World Bank, Higher Education Financing Reform for Ethiopia, Ethiopia, April/May, 1999.
  • • World Bank, Public Expenditure Review of the Malaysian Economy, December, 1998 to April 1999.
  • • OECD, on Self-employment in Australia, June-September 1998 (with Jeni Klugman and Bob Gregory).
  • • West Review of Australian Higher Education Financing, June-September, 1997.
  • • NSW Dairy Corporation, Chair of a Committee to Explore Issues for NSW Agriculture Related to Microeconomic Reform, 1996-97.
  • • Rothschilds Australia, on Contemporary Industrial Relations and Wages Issues, 1996-97.
  • • Australian Council of Deans of Education, on the implications of the 1996/97 Budget for Teachers’ higher education charges, September 1996.
  • • Australian National Training Authority, on the role of Government in the Provision of Training, 1996-97.
  • • Government of Papua New Guinea, on designing a higher education financing model for that country, September-November 1996.
  • • Office of the Prime Minister of Australia, on labour market programs, employment and unemployment, industrial relations, macroeconomics, superannuation and incomes policy, August, 1994 – March 1996.
  • • New Brunswick Department of Advanced Education and Labor, on introducing income contingent loans in Canada, February 1994.
  • • DEET, on Long Term Unemployment, May-December, 1993.
  • • DEET, on technical issues associated with the attractiveness of a trade-in grant for loan scheme for Australian higher education students, August-September, 1992.
  • • DEET, on the effects of introducing loans into higher education, July, 1992.
  • • ACCESS Economics, on predicting NSW secondary students in the 1990s, March-August 1992.
  • • DEET, for an independent review into AUSTUDY, August 1991 to May 1992.
  • • US Department of Education, on youth training labour markets, 1988-1991.
  • • Office of Multicultural Affairs, on the recognition and wage implications of immigrant qualifications, 1989-90 (with Robyn R. Iredale).
  • • Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET), Working Party on Industry Training, 1988.
  • • Western Australian Department of Employment and Training, on apprenticeship arrangements, 1988.
  • • Wran Committee on Higher Education Funding, 1987-88.
  • • Minister for Employment, Education and Training (John Dawkins), on employment and higher education financing issues, 1987-89.
  • • Office of Economic Planning Advisory Council, on medium term prospects for the Australian labour market, 1987 (with Steve Dowrick and R.G. Gregory).
  • • Australian Institute of Family Studies, on the forgone earnings from child-rearing, 1987 (with John J. Beggs).
  • • Western Australian Department of Employment and Training, on labour market programs, 1986.
  • • Australian Public Service Board, on Public Service wages, 1985-86.
  • • Adviser, Australian Tax Summit, July 1985.
  • • Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), on immigration and the labour market, 1985.
  • • Bureau of Labour Market Research, on labour economics in the high school curriculum, 1985.
  • • Bureau of Labour Market Research, on labour economics courses, and labour turnover in the Australian Public Service, 1981-85.
  • • Submission and invited witness to the Senate Enquiry into higher education financing reform, Australian Senate, Parliament House, Canberra, September 2014 and again in March 2015.
  • • Presentations to the DEEWR Base Funding Enquiry, 2010-11.
  • • Presentations to the Australian Government Review of Higher Education, 2008-10.
  • • Presentations to the Government Enquiry into National Innovation Policy, March and April, 2008.

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