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

Speaker: Luci Ellis
Date: Friday 17 August
Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Finkel Lecture Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research (131)
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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?"


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


Professor Pierre Pestieau, University of Liege, Belgium


Dr Alan Bollard, formerly Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand


Dr Charles Bean, Deputy Governor, Bank of England

2010 and earlier


Dr Martin Parkinson, formerly Head of the Department of Climate Change, now Secretary to the Treasury


Professor R G Gregory, formerly Head of Economics, RSSS, now Visiting Fellow, RSE


Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia


Professor Robin Jeffery, formerly Director of RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at the University of Singapore


Professor Warwick McKibbin, formerly Director, RSE, now at the Crawford School, ANU


Professor Max Corden, formerly Head of Economics, RSPAS, now Distinguished Professor at Melbourne


Professor Ross Garnaut, Distinguished Professor, ANU and Melbourne


Dr Ken Henry, Secretary to the Treasury


Ian Macfarlane, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

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