Talks and Seminars

A. Politics and the Responsibility of the Christian (LST THEO HOUR)

On the occasion of the 95th birth anniversary of Paul Ricoeur,
Loyola School of Theology
invites you to

and the Responsibility
of the Christian:
A Glimpse into the Thought of Paul Ricoeur

a Theological Hour with
Dr. Leovino Garcia

27 February 2008, Wednesday
10:15 a.m.
LST Cardinal Sin Center

B. Research Seminar: Some Flaws in Contemporary Macroeconomic Policy Analysis

Some Flaws in Contemporary Macroeconomic Policy Analysis:
Illustrations with reference to Australia

Dodo J. Thampapillai
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the conceptualization of environmental
capital (KN) as an explicit argument in frameworks that exposit
economic growth and performance. The omission of KN represents a major
flaw in macroeconomic policy analysis because the recognition of KN
affects the determination of productive capacity. Empirical
illustrations are offered with reference to Australia , Korea and the
United States . In the case of the Australian economy, policy
decisions are possibly being evaluated on income domains that exceed
the productive capacity dictated by KN.

Dodo J. Thampapillai is Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public
Policy and holds a Personal Chair in Environmental Economics at
Macquarie University, Sydney, and an Adjunct Professorship in
Environmental Economics at the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences at Uppsala. In March 2005, he was included in the list of
Eminent Environmental Economists by the UNESCAP to speak at the
Environmental Economics Symposium as part of the Fifth Ministerial Meetings on
Environment and Development at Seoul, Republic of Korea. Professor
Thampapillai has over 80 publications including seven books and nine
refereed monographs. He was also awarded the DFG Professorship
(University of Kiel, Germany 1999/2000) and SLU visiting Professorship
(Sweden- 1999/2000). He teaches macroeconomics and economic policy in
a global economy.

Date: February 28, 2008, Thursday
Time: 4:30-6:00PM
Venue: Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room (Rm. 206)
Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall

For further information, please contact the Department of Economics at
loc. 5221-5222.

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