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Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community

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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network will officially be launching across Australia in March 2017.  Each State will host a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).

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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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Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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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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Australia Day Honours 2017

Dr Martin Parkinson has been recognised in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List. 

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Subsidised Access to Women’s Leadership Events Available

Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Economic Society of Australia members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate. 

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Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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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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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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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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Professional Development Seminar: Peter Sivey

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

An efficient waste of time? The economics of hospital emergency department waiting times. How can public service providers ration services where they are provided free of charge?

 

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Women in Economics Launch - SA

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is launching in South Australia!  WEN has been formed to promote and support the career development of women in the economics profession in Australia. 

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Women in Economics Network

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is launching in South Australia!  WEN has been formed to promote and support the career development of women in the economics profession in Australia. Please come and join this FREE networking event !

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Women in Economics Network Launch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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Women in Economics Launch - Tasmania

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia will be launching the Women in Economic Network (WEN) in Tasmania on Friday 24 March at Hadley's Orient Hotel.

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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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Partner Event: Corden Lecture 2017 presented by Vijay Joshi

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The University of Melbourne's Annual Corden Lecure will be presented by Vijay Joshi of Merton College, Oxford on the topic of India's Search for Prosperity.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Thomas Piketty: One of the Good Guys, But…

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 30, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The paper will concentrate on Piketty’s conflation of wealth with capital, the limitations of accounting data, and the inappropriateness of using the aggregate production function model to explain the processes at work in capitalism, ancient and modern.

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Partner Event: International Distinguished Lecture: US Economy & Monetary Policy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Apr 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) is hosting an International Distinguished Lecture by James Bullard, CEO of the Federal Reserve of St Louis. ESA members are welcome to attend.

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Policy in the Pub: Can batteries solve South Australia's energy problems?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 19, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

April’s talk is from Bruce Mountain, Director of Carbon and Energy Markets and co-founder of retail market data and market intelligence provider, MarkIntell.


 

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A Pre-Budget Address with the Treasurer

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a pre-Budget briefing with the Treasurer Scott Morrison on the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the Australian economy.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 28, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Ian Macfarlane AC.  Contact Us for information.

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ESA QLD 2017 Business Lunch - Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring  Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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State Budget Review 2017/18

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:15 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (Victoria) invites all our members and friends to our upcoming 2017/18 State Budget Review. 

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13th Australian Development Economics Workshop

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 9:00 am

The Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW), sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is an annual workshop series bringing together development economists from around Australia and internationally. 

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2017 Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evalutation

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 1:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 June 2017

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University, and The University of Queensland invite you to participate in the 2017 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 7 to 9 June 2017.

Evaluating Public Policy – natural experiments and empirical techniques

Lead presenter: Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Director, Centre for Economic Performance

Please see details of Winter School for further information on the program, registration fees and for discount codes for favourable pricing for HDR students and academic staff. 

 

 

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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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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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