Delegates will include around 300 economists, drawn from government, industry and academia, representing the best of our current and future policy analysts and business decision makers.

ACE2012 will host a distinguished panel of plenary speakers including Nobel Laureate Sir James Mirrlees several panels; a range of special sessions; an all day Business Symposium; a PhD/Honours job fair and a wide range of refereed contributed papers. Keynote speakers who have confirmed attendance include Professors Jagdish Bhagwati, Padma Desai, Eric Leeper, Deirdre R McCloskey, Olivia Mitchell and Lawrence H White and Wing Thye Woo.

The conference will feature a public lecture at the BMW Edge, a stunning glass theatre offering views across the Yarra and centrally located at Federation Square; followed by the conference dinner at ZINC restaurant also overlooking the Yarra River. A Welcome Reception will be hosted at the Immigration Museum, the former Old Customs House and one of Melbourne’s finest 19th century buildings.

We look forward to welcoming colleagues to Melbourne in July 2012.