Melbourne Institute Virtual Colloquium

Join us in a colloquium for policy makers, practitioners and analysts.

Join us for an exciting colloquium series for policymakers, practitioners and analysts.

This regularly held colloquium presents key Melbourne Institute research findings and provides a forum for discussions on a broad range of topics that inform and shape Australian economic and social policy. Each colloquium is moderated by the Melbourne Institute Director (Professor A. Abigail Payne) or the Melbourne Institute Deputy Director (Professor Roger Wilkins).

All colloquiums will be held at 12pm on Zoom, so they’re ideally timed for you to join during your lunch break, wherever you’re working from. We also offer participation through Slido. You’ll receive the links for both Zoom and Slido in your confirmation email after you register.

Register here

Does competition in aged care lead to better outcomes?
Tuesday 20th April, 12:00 to 12:45 pm

Associate Professor Jongsay Yong
Dr Ou Yang

After years of aged care being run by private for-profit companies, the residential aged care sector in Australia has not achieved better outcomes in terms of quality of care or prices. Why didn't competition work in aged care?  Using data never before available, this talk summarises our research investigating to what extent greater market competition in residential aged care is associated with higher quality of care and better price. The talk will also compare the performance of for-profit vs not-for-profit and public-owned aged care facilities.

Will the pandemic recession bring a jump in underinsurance?
Tuesday 18th May, 12:00 to 12:45 pm

Dr Antonia Settle

Melbourne Institute research of household spending data finds that households spend less money on health and house insurance when they enter financial stress. The implications of this data could mean that the pandemic recession will produce a sharp rise in underinsurance among Australians whose work has been negatively affected. This colloquium will explore the potential for Australian households to become exposed to greater risks through underinsurance.

Event Details

Date: This colloquium is held monthly from 23 March to 18 May


Register here

View past recordings of our Virtual Colloquium here.