ACE09 was held at the University of Adelaide, 28-30 September 2009. The Conference was organised by the South Australian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.
The Program Chair was Professor Jonathan Pincus, Visiting Professor in Economics, University of Adelaide.
Confirmed plenary and keynote speakers included:
Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University
Deborah Cobb-Clark, Australian National University
Brian Copeland, British Columbia (Fisher Lecture)
Lorraine Dearden, University of London and Institute for Fiscal Studies
Edward Lazear, Stanford University
Lee Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
As well as invited plenary and keynote papers from outstanding economists, and refereed contributed papers, the conference featured sessions on the state of the world economy, financial regulation, distortions in global agricultural markets, the Japanese economy, and economic implications of an ageing population.
Conference participants were able to participate in laboratory-based experiments. And there was the Australian launch of a major World Bank project on distortions in agricultural markets.