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Australasian Development Economics Workshop

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The Department of Economics at Macquarie University with support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Global Labor Organisation (GLO) is organising the 18th Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW) in Sydney, Australia from 8-9 June 2023. 

ADEW is Australia's leading development economics conference, often involving participants from the broader Asia-Pacific region. The workshop is an opportunity for participants to share and discuss ideas, present research, and network with colleagues with similar research interests. National and international speakers will participate in thought-provoking sessions and participation from researchers, policymakers and PhD students is welcome.


The event agenda can now be viewed here.

About the Department of Economics at Macquarie University

Macquarie University’s department of economics within the Macquarie Business School is recognised as one of the leading research groups bringing together research focusing on Development Economics, Health Economics and Behavioural Economics and policy.


Plenary Speakers

Professor Esther Duflo
Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics in the Department of Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been confirmed as an online plenary speaker for this workshop.

Professor Sendhil Mullainathan
Roman Family University Professor of Computational and Behavioural Science, Chicago Booth, has been confirmed as a plenary speaker in person for this workshop.


Registrations are now closed. Thank you for your interest and support in this event.

Attendance at the conference dinner is by invitation only.

Call for papers - closed

Full length papers or extended abstracts will need to be submitted to by the deadline 31 March 2023. All papers will be peer reviewed and authors will be notified of outcomes by 15 April 2023.

Financial assistance may be available to support a limited number of PhD students who wish to present at the Workshop. If you are applying for financial assistance, please state that during the submission stage.

Important Dates

1 March 2023

Paper submissions opens

31 March 2023

Paper submissions closes

15 April 2023

Notification of paper acceptance

11 May 2023

Registration opens

25 May 2023

Registration closes

8-9 June 2023



The event will be hosted at the Macquarie University City Campus , Level 24 123 Pitt St, Sydney. It is a 20 minute drive from Sydney Airport.

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All queries should be directed to Kompal Sinha, Department of Economics, Macquarie University at

Organising Committee

Kompal Sinha (Chair), Associate Professor, Economics Staff, Macquarie Business School and Cluster Lead Development, Health, Inequality and Behavior, Global Labor Organization (GLO)

Pundarik Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Economics, Macquarie Business School

Rohan Best, Senior Lecturer, Economics Staff, Macquarie Business School

Lurion De Mello, Senior Lecturer, Department of Applied Finance, Macquarie Business School

Olukorede Abiona, Senior Research Fellow, Centre For The Health Economy, Macquarie Business School

Mohammad Nure Alam, PhD student, Department of Economics, Macquarie Business School

Nyamdavaa Byambadorj, PhD student, Department of Economics, Macquarie Business School

Jiaheng Li, PhD student, Department of Economics, Macquarie Business School

Peng Xu, PhD student, Department of Economics, Macquarie Business School

Main campus

Wallumattagal Campus
Balaclava Road
Macquarie University NSW 2109

City campus

Angel Place
Level 24, 123 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which Macquarie University stands - the Wallumattagal Clan of the Dharug Nation - whose cultures and customs have nurtured, and continue to nurture, this land since time immemorial. We pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.

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