30 April 2014

Melbourne – How can instinctive preferences improve policy outcomes?

Policy makers have begun to pay attention to the growing field of behavioural economics. This seminar explored how behavioural economics can be applied to the design of public policy.

30 April 2014

Investing in regions: making a difference

Grattan Institute partnered with the Committee for Ballarat — one of Australia’s fast-growing regions — to launch its latest report “Investing in regions: Making a difference”.

30 April 2014

Manufacturing regained: new prospects for business and regional communities

Dan Swinney, Executive Director of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, reflected on the Council’s 25-year effort to maintain and expand high-skilled manufacturing jobs.

30 April 2014

Wellbeing in public policy practice

In the last in a series of three seminars about social and environmental measures for public policy. Treasury Secretary Ken Henry joined a panel of experts to discuss the statistical measurement of well-being.

30 April 2014

Water competition: the UK experience

Over the past decade, water restrictions have been imposed in many Australian cities. There have also been significant investments to augment supplies, which are coming on-line. With the immediate risks to water security abating, there is now an opportunity to explore how delivery of water services could be improved in the future.

30 April 2014

In defence of liberty

The Hon. Joe Hockey MP, Shadow Treasurer, spoke at Grattan Institute on Thursday 11 March 2010. His speech ‘In Defence of Liberty’ pursued the theme that as a nation we have not struck the right balance between individual freedoms and collectivism. This will be an influential contribution to a core issue of our times.

1 January 2014

The Policy Pitch

The State Library of Victoria has announced a new collaboration with Grattan Institute to create The Policy Pitch, a series of free public seminars that examine key policy issues facing Australia today.

6 June 2013

Superannuation’s contribution to Australia’s economic future

John Daley, CEO of Grattan Institute, presented on super’s contribution to Australia’s economic and social future at the ASFA Investment Interchange on 4 June 2013.

22 August 2012

Canberra – How can instinctive preferences improve policy outcomes?

Policy makers have begun to pay attention to the growing field of behavioural economics. This seminar explored how behavioural economics can be applied to the design of public policy.

5 November 2011

2011 Summer reading list for the Prime Minister

Leading political commentator George Megalogenis joined Grattan’s CEO, John Daley, and Cities Program Director Jane-Frances Kelly, to launch our annual Summer Reading List for the Prime Minister.