The History of Economic Thought Society of Australia holds conference at Notre Dame

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Winter 16-7-2009

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia’s School of Business on the Fremantle Campus is hosting the 22nd Conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia.

The conference is being held from 14-17 July 2009 with Professor Donald Winch, Emeritus Professor in the Program for Intellectual History at the University of Sussex in Brighton, as the keynote speaker.

Professor Winch has a distinguished publication record in history of economic thought, political economy, and intellectual history - primarily, but not exclusively, focussing on the intellectual and social context of classical British political economy. He is known as one of the Sussex three, who revolutionised the nature of intellectual history at the end of the 20th Century.

Other invited speakers include David Harper (New York University), Jeremy Shearmur (ANU) and Peter Groenewegen (University of Sydney).

The themes of the conference will be: The History of Austrian Economics and The History of Economics in Western Australia.

The Associate Dean of Business, Christopher Mawson said that hosting the national conference was a great opportunity to showcase the School of Business and Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus.

“It is a great honour to have so many noted scholars as visitors to the University,” he said.

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