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Dr John Humphreys

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Dr. John Humphreys - Discussing Economics and Liberty

  • Dr. Humphreys will speak on issues relating to economics and the liberty movement in Australia
  • VIP Ticket Holders can meet Dr. Humphreys in the Liberty Lounge between sessions

Who is John Humphreys?

John Humphreys is an economist who has worked in academia, government, consulting, and think tanks. He has a PhD from the University of Queensland, and was a sessional lecturer there from 2014-15, before moving to Cambodia. Previous employers include the Australian Treasury, Centre for International Economics (including consulting jobs for the World Bank and ASEAN), the Centre for Independent Studies, and the Swiss-based University of Business and International Studies.

John has published peer-reviewed articles, books, and book chapters on topics such as education, tax & welfare, international trade, political economics, and public finance. In addition to his economics career, John has also been active within civil society. He founded the Australian Libertarian Society (2000) and the Liberal Democrats (2001) and co-founded the Friedman Conference (2013) and Australian Liberty Awards (2014). He has also served as an Executive Director for the Economic Society of Australia in Queensland, Deputy Director of the Australian Taxpayers Alliance, board member of the UQ Senate, and director of the Circle Project charity. He is also a qualified Justice of the Peace, scuba Dive Master, and recreational pilot.

Since moving to Cambodia, John continued to work on his education charity called the Human Capital Project (HCP), lectured at Zaman University and the Royal University of Law and Economics, and also launched a research institute called the Professional Research Institute for Management and Economics (PRIME).

In 2016 John was awarded a knighthood in the Cambodian Royal Order of Moniseraphon for his contributions to education. In early 2017, PRIME officially became the research department of the University of Management and Economics: Kampong Cham (UME-KPC), where John now holds the title of Research Director.

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A massive 2 Day free-thinking conference, bringing in speakers from all over Australia to present and discuss genuinely dangerous and disruptive ideas, the idea that “all men (and women) are born equal”, and the consequences that flow from that.

This conference features nationally recognised speakers, who are experts in their field, ready to provide their insight on a vast array of ideas like:

  • Free speech
  • Political Correctness
  • Climate change
  • Indigenous affairs
  • Democracy & Politics
  • Economics
  • And Much More…

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Brisbane Conference: 28th-29th September 2018
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