In conjunction with the Australian Transport Research Forum

ACE 08

About ACE 08
Program Overview
Keynote Speakers
The Forum Day
Social Functions
General Information
Contact Details

Gold Coast, QLD

Travelling the Gold Coast
Hire a Car
Train and Coach Travel
Air Travel

User Area

Registration, Submission
Committee Administration

Invited Speakers

- Gary Banks
- Chairman of the Productivity
- Commission
- (Productivity Commission)

- Kathryn Dominguez

- Professor of Public Policy and
- Economics
- (Federal Treasury)

- Ian MacFarlane
- Former RBA Governor 
- (Goldman Sachs)

- Charles Perrings
- Professor of Environmental
- Economics
- (UQ)

- John Quiggin
- Head of RSMG
- (UQ)

- Adonis Yatchew
- Editor ‘The Energy Journal’
- (courtesy QUT)

- Joshua Gans
- Professor of Management
- (Information Economics)
- (University of Melbourne)

Major Sponsors


Queensland Treasury Corporation

Reserve Bank of Australia

Queensland Government

Queensland University of Technology

Goldman Sachs

The University of Queensland

Griffith University

Australian Government

Queensland Treasury Copropration

Other Sponsors

The International Review of Economics Education




The 37th Australian Conference of Economists will be held at the:

Demo imageHoliday Inn in Surfers Paradise
Located right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, the hotel is surrounded by shops, restaurants, nightlife attractions and is only 100 metres from a patrolled beach.  Recently refurbished, all rooms at the Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise have a quality finish with Surfers Paradise or ocean views.

The Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise is offering the following special rates to ACE08 delegates:

Single Rooms                             $190 per room per night
Twin/Double Rooms                  $210 per room per night



All rates include the following:
Full buffet breakfast in Sirocco Restaurant;
All rooms will be on the 9th floor of higher with ocean of hinterland
Choice of daily newspaper;
Undercover security car parking at no charge;
Complimentary use of fitness facilities including saunas, gymnasium, and swimming pools.

Delegates will need to make their own accommodation bookings directly with the Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise reservations department. Please fill out the registration form (pdf 59.7 kb) or send an email to and state that you are attending the “Economic Society of Australia Conference” to be eligible for the special rates

  The Holiday Inn Surfers Paradise will also extend the offer of the discounted rates for three (3) days prior and/or post the event.  A $45 charge is payable for an additional bed with a maximum of one rollaway per room.


Hotel Reservations:                   1800 262 468
                                                        (07) 5592 1086
Hotel Front Desk:                        (07) 55791000
Hotel Fax:                                      (07) 55922908
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