South Australia


Economics of Housing Solutions - Housing Workshop


From: Friday September 29, 2023, 9:30 am

To: Friday September 29, 2023, 5:00 pm

The Economics Society of SA, Stretton Institute and University of Adelaide invite you to participate in an “Economics of Housing Solutions” workshop:

Keynote Speaker: Dr Angela Jackson - President Women in Economics Network

Dr Jackson is lead economist at Impact Economics and Policy, with expertise in health and aged care, disability, housing, gender and fiscal policy. 

Dr Jackson holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Tasmania, a Masters in International Health Policy (Health Economics) with Distinction from the London School of Economics and Political Science and completed her PhD on the Economics of Disability in Australia at Monash University’s Centre for Health Economics.

Dr Jackson provides regular economic commentary on television and radio, and has had articles published in The Age, the Conversation, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The New Daily and Croakey.

The Economics of Housing Solutions

Date: Friday 29th September

Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Venue: SANTOS Lecture  Theatre, Level 1, 10 Pulteney St Adelaide

(Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics, University of Adelaide)

Cost:  The workshop is now free and you are welcome to attend any part of the workshop if you are not able to attend the entire day.  


If any problem with registration link, please email Farhana Abedin at


Purpose: This workshop will explore demand and supply side solutions to affordable housing.

Co-hosted by: The Economics Society of Australia, SA branch & Stretton Institute of University of Adelaide

Organizing Committee: Mark Henley, Duygu Yengin, Luke Westenberg

Workshop Program:

9.15 Registration

9.30 Formal Commencement of Event

Recognition of Country

Part 1: What’s the Problem:

9.40:    Keynote Discussion: Defining the Housing Problem: Macro, Micro and Policy Perspectives.

Professor Duncan Maclennan (University of Glasgow, invited)

Professor Michael Lennon (Deputy Chair of the Federal Government’s Interim National Housing Supply and Affordability Council; Chair in Regional Housing and Planning UniSA)

Professor Chris Leishman (Property and Housing Economics UniSA, non-executive director of Housing Choices Australia)

10.45:   Morning Tea

11.15:   Panel Discussion: Who is missing out?

Moderator: Associate Professor Duygu Yengin (University of Adelaide)


  • Dr. Alice Clarke (Executive Director, Shelter SA)
  • Dr. Laura Hodgson (Principal Economic Advisor, City of Adelaide)
  • Laura James (PhD, AHURI, University of Adelaide)
  • Dr. Debby Faulkner (UniSA, Co-Executive Director of the Centre for Markets, Values and Inclusion, invited)

12.15    Panel Discussion: What would Hugh say?

Moderator : Professor Adam Graycar (Stretton Institute)


  • Professor Fran Baum (Stretton Institute)
  • Associate Professor Lionel Orchard (Stretton Institute)
  • Professor Michael Lennon (UniSA)

1.00.     Lunch (catered)

Part 2: The Future – Solutions:

1.45.     Keynote Speech 2:  Dr. Angela Jackson (President of the Women in Economics Network, Lead Economist in Impact Economics and Policy)

2.45      Panel Discussion: Turbo Charging Supply.

Moderator: Luke Westenberg (Community Housing Industry Association, South Australia)


  • Dr. Qazi Haque (School of Economics and Public Policy)
  • Gary Goddard (Consultant Economist, Stretton Institute of Public Policy)
  • Associate Professor Duygu Yengin (School of Economics and Public Policy)

4.00      Final Panel Discussion: Solutions

Moderator: Mark Henley (President of Economic Society of Australia, SA branch)

Opening presentation by the Minister for Human Services, the Honourable Nat Cook.

Panel discussion by previous session speakers.

5.00      Drinks and networking



Bookings are now closed


SANTOS Theatre, Level 1,

10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide SA 5000

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