Date / Time

10:30 am 15/02/2017 -

5:00 pm 15/02/2017


Melbourne Institute Seminar Room, Level 6, Faculty of Business and Economics Building


Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne VIC, Australia

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Melbourne VIC, Australia


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This one-day workshop is aimed at bringing together academics and policy makers to discuss how research related to childhood, education, and welfare can be implemented into practice.
The workshop will combine the knowledge of leading academic researchers, policy experts, and policy implementers in three different sessions around disadvantage during childhood, in education, and how the welfare system can address disadvantage in general.

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Barbara Wolfe is the Richard A. Easterlin Professor in the Departments of Population Health Sciences, Economics, and the La Follette School of Public Affairs where she recently served as Director. She is also an affiliate and past Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty.
Professor Robert Haveman, University of Wisconsin-Madison – Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs and Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at University of Melbourne (AU).
Associate Professor Betsey Stevenson, University of Michigan – Associate Professor of Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Michigan

Other confirmed speakers:
Deborah Brennan, University of New South Wales
Rosalyn Bell, Productivity Commission
Anne Kennedy, Community Child Care Association Victoria
Colm Harmon, The University of Sydney
Anne Hampshire, The Smith Family
Peter Whiteford, The Australian National University
Tim Reddel, Department of Social Services
Shelley Mallett, Brotherhood of St Laurence