Visiting scholars

Each year, the CDES brings leading scholars in the areas of development economics and sustainability to Monash Business School. During their visits, they share their knowledge with staff, students and members of the public through public lectures, seminars, workshops and informal discussions.

CDES Distinguished Public Lecture 2021

Nobel Laureate Economist and award-winning author Professor Esther Duflo shared learnings from several large-scale randomised trials in developing and developed countries, to understand how to best promote preventative behaviour in a health crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CDES Distinguished Public Lecture 2020

Nobel Laureate Professor Joseph Stiglitz discussed the economic effects and ramifications of the pandemic, and the policies needed to achieve a robust global recovery.

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Yasuyuki Sawada on Asia's economic outlook

The Chief Economist of the ADB explained that 2017 had seen a broad-based economic recovery in Asia, and that the focus should now shift to improving productivity in the region.

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Kaushik Basu on the challenges for the global economy

The former World Bank Chief Economist discussed the rise of labour-saving technologies and how protectionist policies pose real dangers for the world economy.

 

Thomas Piketty on capital and inequality in the 21st century

The renowned French economist warned that economic and political stability will not be sustainable unless redistributive policies, such as a global wealth tax, are adopted.

Below is a sample of the recent visitors to the Centre.

2020 E-Visitors 

  • Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India
  • Dr Sajeda Amin, Population Council
  • Dr David Andolfatto, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Dr Ayushi Bajaj, Monash University
  • Ms Varsha Devi Balakrishnan, Council of International Students Australia
  • Dr Chatib Basri, University of Indonesia
  • Professor Kaushik Basu, Cornell University
  • Professor Alaka Basu, Cornell University
  • Professor Francois Bourguignon, Paris School of Economics
  • Emeritus Professor Bruce Chapman, Australian National University
  • Dr David Dawe, United Nations
  • Professor Glen Denning, Columbia University
  • Professor Ashwini Deshpande , Ashoka University
  • Dr Craig Emerson, The Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT and former MP
  • Professor Francisco HG Ferreira, London School of Economics
  • Associate Professor Caroline Fleay, Curtin University
  • Professor Margaret Gardner AC, Monash University
  • Professor Ross Garnaut AO, AC, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Jane Golley, Australian National University
  • Professor Ashima Goyal, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research
  • Dr Samanthi Gunawardana, Monash University
  • Professor Hal Hill, Australian National University
  • Professor Yiping Huang , National School of Development
  • Ms Nicki Hutley, Deloitte
  • Barrister Jenefa Jabbar, BRAC
  • Dr Selim Jahan, United Nation’s Human Development Report Office
  • Mr Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
  • Professor Stephen King, Productivity Commission
  • Professor Ashok Kotwal, The University of British Columbia
  • Professor Sharon Lewin, The Peter Doherty Institute
  • Professor Raina MacIntyre, Kirby Institute, UNSW
  • Professor Rodney Maddock, Victoria University
  • Mr Peter Martin, The Conversation
  • Dr Aaditya Mattoo, World Bank
  • Professor Warwick McKibbin , Australian National University
  • Dr Mia Mikic, United Nations
  • Professor Branko Milanovic, City University of New York
  • Associate Professor Toby Monsod, The University of the Philippines School of Economics
  • Dr Cyn-Young Park, Asian Development Bank
  • Professor Marc Parlange, Monash University
  • Dr Naomi Pfitzner, Monash University
  • Professor Raghuram Rajan, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Professor Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
  • Dr Celia M. Reyes, The Philippines Institute for Development Studies
  • Dr Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Dr Michal Rutkowski, World Bank
  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
  • Dr Pronab Sen, The International Growth Centre (IGC) India
  • Professor Orville Solon, University of Philippines
  • Professor Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
  • Dr Sudarno Sumarto, The SMERU Research Institute, Indonesia
  • Professor Madhura Swaminathan, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Dr Soumya Swaminathan, World Health Organisation
  • Professor John Thwaites, Monash University and ClimateWorks Australia
  • Professor Jacqui True, Monash University
  • Dr Nadeem Ul Haque, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
  • Professor Anthony Venables, Oxford University
  • Dr Swarnim Wagle, The Institute for Integrated Development Studies
  • Dr Ganeshan Wignaraja, Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies
  • Professor Simon Wilkie, Monash Business School
  • Professor Warwick McKibbin , Australian National University
  • Dr Mia Mikic, United Nations
  • Professor Branko Milanovic, City University of New York
  • Associate Professor Toby Monsod, The University of the Philippines School of Economics
  • Dr Cyn-Young Park, Asian Development Bank
  • Professor Marc Parlange, Monash University
  • Dr Naomi Pfitzner, Monash University
  • Professor Raghuram Rajan, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Professor Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University
  • Dr Celia M. Reyes, The Philippines Institute for Development Studies
  • Dr Marie Ruel, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Dr Michal Rutkowski, World Bank
  • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University
  • Dr Pronab Sen, The International Growth Centre (IGC) India
  • Professor Orville Solon, University of Philippines

Previous visitors

  • Professor Akihiko Kaneko, Waseda University (April 2018 to March 2019)
  • Dr Aparajita Dasgupta, Ashoka University (June 2018)
  • Professor Anthony Venables, Oxford University (June 2018)
  • Dr Martina Menon, University of Verona (Feb 2018)
  • Professor Carlo Federico Perali, University of Verona (Feb 2018)
  • Professor Marcello D'Amato, University of Salerno (Feb 2018)
  • Professor Ian Coxhead, University of Wisconsin (Feb 2018)
  • Professor Martin Ravallion, Georgetown University (Feb 2018)
  • Dr Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development (Feb 2018)
  • Dr Syed Mohammad Hassan Naqvi, Sungkyunkwan University (Jan 2018)
  • Professor Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University (Jan 2018)
  • Dr Paola Subacchi, Chatham House (Nov 2017)
  • Dr Zsoka Koczan, IMF (Oct 2017)
  • Dr Chatib Basri, ANU (May 2017)
  • Professor Luis-Felipe López-Calva, World Bank (Feb 2017)
  • Mr Dhiraj Nayyar, NITI Aayog (Nov 2016)
  • Professor Gary Fields, Cornell University (Oct 2016)
  • Professor Imran Ali, Karachi School of Business and Leadership (Sept 2016)
  • Dr Sultan Hefeez Rahman, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (Sept 2016)
  • Professor Glenn Denning, Columbia University (Mar 2016)

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