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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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US Election 2016

These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the ESA National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on this proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."

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Immigration

This month the Panellists were asked 'The total benefit of current levels of migration to Australia will outweigh the total costs to Australia's economy.'

 

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29th PhD Conference in Economics and Business

ESA is proud to be a sponsor of this event where 32 outstanding PhD students from all over Australia and New Zealand present their current topics in economics and finance, as well 32 senior academics serve as discussants at the two-day conference. 

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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'

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IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......

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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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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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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

ACE2017 - Call for Papers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Saturday Oct 1, 2016, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

ACE2017 Call for Papers: The annual conference of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted in 2017 by the NSW Branch at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney, provides a forum for academic, government and business economists to consider issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, mental health, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, and overseas aid.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

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

Final Chance to Register for the Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) which will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. 

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YE - A Day in the Life of...

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Dec 8, 2016, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland Branch

YE Qld with Griffith University and QCA present the annual Day in the Life Of...

This event is for young professionals and University students to hear from peers already in the industry. This is a free event, however places are strictly limited. Canapes and drinks will be provided.

Date:                   Thursday, 8th December 2016
Time: 17:30 until 21:00
Venue: The Ship Inn (Upstairs function room)

RSVP closes 30th November 2016

An event not to be missed! Click View below to see more information.

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Whisky Tasting at Lark Distillery

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 8, 2016, 5:30 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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The Ghosts of Christmas: macro worries of the past, the changing economy in the present and what this means for our future

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The Economics Society of Australia (ACT) is pleased to have Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory reflect on the Ghosts of Christmas: macro worries of the past, the changing economy in the present and what this means for the future.  Is it a maligned spirit with some spectre of Christmases past, that haunt our future, or is it a cheerful spirit?

 

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Trump's Australia? Breakfast w/ Amy Auster on Victorian income and wealth distribution

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 13, 2016, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Join ESA Young Professionals for a presentation and discussion on the patterns of income and wealth distribution in Victoria over waffles and bagels.

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GPN-Labour Symposium - Call for Papers

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Feb 14, 2017, 10:00 am

Global Production Networks in the Spotlight: Chains or Opportunities for Workers? Papers are invited for presentation at this workshop that will bring together leading scholars working at the interface between GPN analysis and global labour issues to galvanize the debate on the social implications of GPN, and to gain strategic insights on what challenges workers face in the current mode of GPN driven capitalism.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Professor Fred Hilmer AO.  Contact Us for information.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Dr Gigi Foster.  Contact Us for information.

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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. Call for Papers submission date closes 31 October.

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92nd Annual Conference - Western Economic Association International

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jun 25, 2017, 12:00 am

Plan to join the Western Economic Association International in San Diego in June 2017 for their 92nd Annual conference.

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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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