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RBA Economic Growth Targets

Panellists were asked: The Reserve Bank of Australia should be tasked with targeting nominal economic growth rather than inflation.

 

 

 

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda: Engagement and Impact Assessment 

Read the Economic Society of Australia's submission that responds to the Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper of the Australian Research Council’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Hold the Date

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives

The NSW Branch are very excited to be hosting ACE 2017 which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney from 19-21 July 2017.

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The Brexit: Impact on Citizens

Our latest National Economic Panel Poll asked members to comment on the impact Brexit will have on UK Citizens.

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CEPAR Co-Launches International Pension Network

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Netspar at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), to launch the International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research (INPARR).

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Awards 2016

 

Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.

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Spend on education or business tax cuts?


In the lead up to the 2016 Australian federal election we asked the Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) for their opinion on this proposition:

'Australia will receive a bigger economic growth dividend in the long-run by spending on education than offering an equivalent amount of money on a tax cut to business.'

 

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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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Australia Day Honours List

Five Economists were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List.  AOs were awarded to Professors Peter Drysdale, Henry Ergas, Ann Harding and Warwick McKibbin – and one AM to Professor John Neville. 

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La Trobe University

La Trobe Uni – You may have read of La Trobe University’s decision to cut its Economics Department by two thirds  (see ‘La Trobe to rationalise economics’ ).  In response the society has made a number of direct appeals to La Trobe university.

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Events

Policy in the Pub: Fundamental transformation of our energy system

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 28, 2016, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

September’s Policy in the Pub will be presented by Tony Wood, Director of the Energy Program at the Grattan Institute.

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Professional Development Seminar: Stephen King

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 29, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

September's professional development speaker will be Stephen King from the Productivity Commisison.

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Bruce Layman Seminar Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 5, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Western Australia Branch

Bruce Layman, Chief Economist, WA Economic Regulation Authority, will present a seminar provisionally titled "Market Power Mitigation in the Wholesale Electricity Market", at the University Club, from 6pm on Wednesday 5 October at the University Club, UWA. The presentation will be followed by drinks and Canapes. This event is free for members and partners and $33 for non-members.

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The Future of International Economic Engagement

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Oct 6, 2016, 12:45 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and former RBA Board member will address the Australian Government's work to strengthen the effectiveness of the G20.

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The US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 11, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Dr Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Challenges of Economic Regulation in Qld: Address by Professor Roy Green, Chair, Qld Competition Authority

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 11, 2016, 4:45 pm

From: Queensland Branch

The Economics Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to a presentation by Professor Roy Green, Chair,  Qld Competition Authority:

The Challenges of Economic Regulation in Queensland

NOTE:  If the event shows as fully booked, please email admin@esaqld.org.au with your name and organisation to be placed on a 'wait list' in case of cancellations. 

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time: 4.45pm for 5.00pm start, to conclude by 6pm. Attendees are invited to stay on for drinks and savouries.

Venue: MinterEllison, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane

Dress: Business attire

Cost: No charge but prior registration is required and numbers are limited

Professor Roy Green was appointed Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority in June 2015.  He is Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He graduated with first class honours from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he has worked in universities, business and government, published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken multi-country projects with the OECD and European Commission.

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Inequality and Inclusive Growth: Australian Experiences and Prospects

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 12, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

This presentation discusses trends in the incomes and living standards of working age Australian households over the last 35 years, as well as the extent to which improvements in living standards have or have not been shared across income groups. In identifying the factors associated with these trends, the presentation also discusses prospects for inequality and prosperity following the Global Financial Crisis.

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14th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 12:00 am

The University of South Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are very proud to invite you to the 14th Competition Law and Economics Workshop. The Workshop will be a forum for discussion and networking bringing together national and international thought leaders and key stakeholders, including regulators, lawyers, economists, judges, academics, business and industry leaders and more.

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Forecasting for Cost Benefit Analysis Forum

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 8:30 am

From: New South Wales Branch

Forecasting for Cost Benefit Analysis -  This year's Cost Benefit Analysis Forum will be held at SMC, Sydney on Friday 14 October, with the theme Forecasting for Cost Benefit Analysis.  Speakers include Dr Peter Abelson, Professor David Hensher, Professor Leo Dobes and Nicki Hutley. 

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Intellectual Property: Economics, Diplomacy and Australia's Strategic Interests

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 19, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The Lowy Institute invites ESA members to attend a lecture by prominent economic commentator Nicholas Gruen on how IP arrangements are increasingly constrained by international agreements. 

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An Evening with Thomas Piketty

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Friday Oct 28, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Monash's Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability is hosting an evening with Thomas Piketty at Melbourne Town Halll.

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The American Election and Trump: The Implications

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 2, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) invite you to a lunch time briefing at which former New South Wales Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr surveys the US political scene and its implications for Australia.

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AGM and Annual Dinner with George Megalogenis

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

Our speaker for this year is George Megalogenis, former economics journalist and award-winning author. George will be speaking on the topic: What drives Protectionism across Australia?

Come along to the AGM and have a say in the direction of the ESA(ACT) and vote for the new committee and share your ideas.

Click here for a nomination form if you’re interested in joining our committee, or nominating someone who is. Then we’d love you to join us at our Annual Dinner to relax, network and celebrate the winding up of a successful year.  Click here for a proxy form if unable to attend but would like to nominate someone to vote on your behalf at the meeting.

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test AGM participation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

Our speaker for this year is George Megalogenis, former economics journalist and award-winning author. George will be speaking on the topic: What drives Protectionism across Australia?

Come along to the AGM and have a say in the direction of the ESA(ACT) and vote for the new committee and share your ideas.

Click here for a nomination form if you’re interested in joining our committee, or nominating someone who is. Then we’d love you to join us at our Annual Dinner to relax, network and celebrate the winding up of a successful year.  Click here for a proxy form if unable to attend but would like to nominate someone to vote on your behalf at the meeting.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

The Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching.  CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST

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IEA 18th World Congress

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 am

The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its 18th World Congress to be held at Expo Bancomer, Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017. The congress is jointly organized with the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas, CIDE, Mexico.

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Welcome

Welcome to the National website of the Economic Society of Australia (The Society). The Society is primarily concerned with promoting discussion and debate of economic issues within Australia.

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