For more than five decades from 1952, Dr Alf Hagger played a central role in economic research and development of the economics discipline at the University of Tasmania. Recognised as the economist most singly responsible for the advent of the post-war 'quantitative revolution' in Australian economists, Dr Hagger led pioneering research into the economics of inflation and regional general equilibrium modelling. Generations of students fondly remember him as a careful teacher, a research supervisor with uncompromising rigour, and a quiet but inspiring leader. Friends and family, former colleagues and students, and the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics have together raised funds to provide a scholarship at the University to encourage talented students of economics to pursue excellence in the discipline by studying at honours level.
Available to a student commencing Honours in Economics in Semester 1, 2021. Selection will be based on academic merit in the applicant's undergraduate degree.
To retain this award, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
31 October 2020
Applicants should apply online and forward a copy of the referee's report to two referees. All potential honours students should make contact with the Honours Coordinator in their discipline to discuss interests and options.