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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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Election of Office Executive Office Holders

As foreshadowed at the Society's most recent Central Council meeting, the terms of the current Executive office holders are about to expire.  The Executive positions are President, Treasurer, and Secretary.

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Budget 2016-17 - Returning to surplus

'The recently released 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget projects that the Australian Government's underlying cash balance will return to surplus by 2020‑21*. Australian politicians should re-balance the budget with greater urgency.'

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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.

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A second 'Chinese economic windfall' for Australians?

With the ‘biggest-ever’ Australian business delegation visiting China last week, we asked Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) about the potential benefits for Australia of China moving to consumption-led growth.

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Women in Economics Retreat

McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14 - 15 July 2016.  The first annual Australian Women in Economics Retreat will be held in July 2016 at the Serafino Vineyard - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

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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

Structural Reform in the Japanese Financial Services Sector

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 1, 2016, 1:00 pm

From: Victoria Branch

On Monday 1 August from 1pm – 2pm, the Asian Law Centre will host the seminar “Structural Reform in the Japanese Financial Services Sector" by Ms Naomi Fink, CEO, Europacifica Consulting.

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Young Economists SA Event: Wine’s evolving globalisation - Presentation and Wine Tasting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 4, 2016, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

Come along to this special event where we will have a have presentation by Professor Kym Anderson on Wine’s evolving globalization: Implications for Australia. This will be followed by a wine tasting that will look at the quality and price between old world and new world wines (limited spots).

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Canberra CGE Workshop & GEMPACK courses

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 8, 2016, 12:00 am

The National CGE Workshop is an annual event that provides a forum for CGE modellers to exhibit and discuss their work.  This year’s workshop will be held in Canberra.

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Forward unto the unchartered realm of psyche: In search of a map of Mind

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

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Issues in Economic Policy - Glenn Stevens, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 10, 2016, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists are pleased to present a lunch in support of the Anika Foundation.

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Annual General Meeting and the Austin Holmes Dinner: Wednesday 10 August

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 10, 2016, 6:30 pm

From: Western Australia Branch

Annual General Meeting and the Austin Holmes Dinner: Wednesday 10 August

The WA Branch of the Economic Society of Australia is holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 10 August, at 5:30pm in the Bluewater Room of the BWG Steakhouse, 56 Duncraig Rd, Applecross.

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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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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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CBA Forum

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

From: New South Wales Branch

Forecasting for CBA

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

 

 

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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.

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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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