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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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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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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 has launched this year's RBA/ESA Economics Competition, in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society. Applications have now closed - prize winners will be notified by end of September 2016.

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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

Professional Development Seminar: Professor Phillip McCalman

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 25, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

August's professional development speaker will be Professor Phillip McCalman from the University of Melbourne.

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Lunchtime Seminar - Big data, machine learning, and economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 31, 2016, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

This talk will give a broad overview of the state of play in machine learning and data science, explaining how it's starting to change econometrics, and showing how it might impact the economy as a whole.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 1, 2016, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Liza Carver will be the first of our six lunchtime speakers at this year's Emerging Economist Series. 

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Festival of Democracy 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 1, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) invites ESA NSW members to the 2016 Festival of Democracy. The Festival will conclude with a public lecture by economist Professor Ross Garnaut.

 

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GST and Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation - Good for Productivity?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 1, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

 

Dr Wadsley is the Vice-President of the Tasmanian Branch and has worked across industry, finance, academia, consulting and for the State Government. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Tasmania.

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Cost Benefit Analysis in contemporary project evaluation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 7, 2016, 4:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Cost Benefit Analysis in contemporary project evaluation – a facilitated discussion between academics, practioners and public policy advisors

The use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) has become an important component of any business case for major infrastructure expenditure in Australia and, in some cases, is mandated by legislation.

This event aims to identify the key challenges in the contemporary use of CBA in the evaluation of major projects.  The format will involve a brief presentation from the perspective of a public policy advisor, followed by a facilitated discussion between three main sectors involved in  CBA in Australia – academics; professional economics consultants; and public sector policy advisors.

The aim of the discussion is to build networks across those active in CBA in Queensland, identify common ground and issues for further analysis and research, as well as possible themes for future events. 

The session will be followed by drinks and savouries. 

There is no charge for the event but prior registration is required and places are limited.

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Only in Australia - Book Launch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the newly published, Only in Australia. The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism, (edited by William Coleman, Oxford University Press) -  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/only-in-australia-9780198753254?cc=au&lang=en&

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ABE Event - Government Debt Program 2016-2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime seminar with Mr Rob Nicholl, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM).

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The Future of International Economic Engagement

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 15, 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 Chinese Economy: Still Vulnerable?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Sep 19, 2016, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Join chief Asia economist for Bloomberg Intelligence, Tom Orlik in conversation with Lowy Institute’s International Economy Program Director, Leon Berkelmans.

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Bruce Layman Seminar Event

Event Type: ESA Event

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

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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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum

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

From: New South Wales Branch

Forecasting for Cost Benefit Analysis

The program will be available soon.  Register now or HOLD THE DATE

 

 

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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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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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