Sir Leslie Melville Lectures

Public lectures in honour of the late Sir Leslie Melville

Sir Leslie Melville

Sir Leslie Melville

The Sir Leslie Melville Lecture is an annual public lecture of The Australian National University. The Lecture was established in 2002 as part of the celebration of the 100th birthday of Sir Leslie Galfried Melville (1902-2002), and to mark more than half a century of Sir Leslie’s distinguished public service in the fields of monetary policy and higher education. The lecture seeks to reflect the economist and economics in public and official affairs; befitting Sir Leslie’s key role in pioneering central banking in Australia, a number of past lectures have addressed aspects of central banking.

Next Sir Leslie Melville lecture


Past lectures




John Fraser, Secretaray, Department of Treasury
"Australia's business investment challenge"


Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor and Head of Operations at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
"Changing dynamics in household behaviour: what do they mean for inflationary pressures?"


The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Robots, Remuneration and Restructuring: How do technology and inequality shape one another, and what we should do about it?


Professor Forrest Capie, City University, London
The limits of central banking; central banks and financial crises

2013 Professor Pierre Pestieau, University of Liege, Belgium
2012 Dr Alan Bollard, formerly Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
2011 Dr Charles Bean, Deputy Governor, Bank of England
2010 Dr Martin Parkinson, formerly Head of the Department of Climate Change, now Secretary to the Treasury
2009 Professor R G Gregory, formerly Head of Economics, RSSS, now Visiting Fellow, RSE
2008 Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia
2007 Professor Robin Jeffery, formerly Director of RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at the University of Singapore
2006 Professor Warwick McKibbin, formerly Director, RSE, now at the Crawford School, ANU
2005 Professor Max Corden, formerly Head of Economics, RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at Melbourne
2004 Professor Ross Garnaut, Distinguished Professor, ANU and Melbourne
2003 Dr Ken Henry, Secretary to the Treasury
2002 Ian Macfarlane, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

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