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Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 was held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes.

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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise.

For our May poll, we asked our panellists for their opinions on this proposition: "A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise."  By way of background, several Australian government, academic and private-sector studies have pointed to slow housing supply as an important driver in Australia’s high and rising housing prices.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Events

The American mid-term elections: Prospects and implications

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 25, 2018, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales

Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University.

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Policy in the Pub – John Carey

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

From: Western Australia

In achieving our objectives, we have recently increased our focus on the application of economic theory in a wide variety of public and private contexts. As part of this focus, we have established a series of events for professional economists in Government and advisory roles, ‘Policy in the Pub’. The ‘Policy in the Pub’ series is an informal bi-monthly event providing an opportunity to participate in discussion about topical economic issues. It is co-sponsored by the Economic Society and Women in Economics Network’s WA Branch.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Do school principals respond to increased public scrutiny?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 26, 2018, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

We explore responses of Australian school principals to the introduction of test score reporting via the My School website in 2010.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society 2018 Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 27, 2018, 9:00 am

From: Victoria

The conference is being hosted by the University of Western Australia and Curtin University and will be held at Curtin’s City Campus.

Location: City Campus, Curtin School of Business, 78 Murray St, Perth (Venue Here)
Dates: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th September 201

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Professional Development Seminar: Andreas Leibbrandt on the Science of diversity & inclusion

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Labor force composition and the allocation of talent remain of vital import to modern economies.  For their part, governments and companies around the globe have implemented different regulations and practices to influence labor market flows. 

Please join us for September's Professional Development seminar. 

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Vince FitzGerald, AO - Delivering the 2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 4, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, Thursday 4 October, 5.30 for 6pm until 7pm followed by refreshments, Room Three Sixty, QUT, Y Block, Gardens Point, Brisbane

Dr Vince FitzGerald, AO:  The rise of economists in public policy … and looming challenges

Drawing on his extensive public policy experience, Vince FitzGerald's address will focus on the increased role of economics and economists in public policy formulation, on how economic reform was successfully achieved in the past and how the prospects for achieving reform can be improved in today’s environment. Finally he will analyse the growing challenges of inequality and fiscal sustainability after the global financial crisis.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University. 

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MQ Lighthouse Lecture Series: Supply chain and business model innovations in China

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 10, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

In this presentation, Professor Xiande Zhao will first introduce how ICT influenced traditional business and will describe the challenges and opportunities for Chinese companies in the Internet era.

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Quiz Night 2018

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Friday Oct 12, 2018, 6:15 pm

From: Western Australia

The Quiz Night event is open to anyone interested in trivia and presents a unique opportunity for participants to have a fun night showcasing their trivia knowledge (with a mix of general trivia questions), all in the company of friends and colleagues. Free & tasty pizza will be provided to attendees and all beverages (including alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks) can be bought at the Curtin University Tavern venue where this year's Quiz Night festivities are set to take place.

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Energy Policies - where is Australia Heading?

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018, 9:00 am

Registrations are open for the 2018 Energy Symposium on Energy Policies organised by Griffith University’s Economic Policy Analysis Program (EPAP), Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

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Ending the cycle of poverty

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018, 5:45 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Revenue Summit

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 17, 2018, 9:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Australia Institute is holding a Revenue Summit in Canberra on 17 October to assess public spending needs and address the available revenue raising options to meet them. 

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Policy in the Pub: October

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 17, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please pencil this date in your diary with more details closer to the date.
 
 
 

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ESA (ACT): Young Economists event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia and Young Economists Network ACT invite you to a Young Economists event at The Highball Express in Canberra for a debate on Telecommunications Economics.

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2018 Sydney China Business Forum

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Oct 22, 2018, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales

China's healthy cities: opportunities and challenges for Australian businesses - What does China’s urbanisation mean for Australia and our businesses? And what do we need to know to get ready for its complex and global challenges?

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Professional Development Seminar: Roger Wilkins on Income inequality

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for October's Professional Development seminar. 

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ESA (ACT) Annual Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to our Annual Dinner featuring a talk from ESA veteran Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory from the Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business & Economics.

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2018 Queensland Summer School in Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Nov 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

From: Queensland

Queensland Summer School in the Economics of Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy Applications, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 November 2018

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 2018 Queensland Economics Summer School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 2.30pm, 7 November to 3pm, 9 November 2018.

Please see "View" button below for information on prices and discount codes for postgraduate students and academics.

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ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting.

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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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