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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

Lighthouse Lecture on China's New Business Cycle

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Faculty of Business and Economics would like to invite you to the Lighthouse Lecture Series: Smoking behaviour and health for elderly adults

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ESA Qld 2018 Business Lunch - Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

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

 

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Economic Growth in the Modern World

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 23, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Please come to hear A/Prof Yap who will be talking about the Korean economy and related issues with the ESA (ACT).

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Professional Development Seminar: Using Survey and Banking Data to Measure Financial Wellbeing

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 23, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for August's Professional Development seminar to hear Professor David Ribar from the Melbourne Institute discuss the use of survey and banking data to measure financial wellbeing.

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ESA AGM and Dinner 2018

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Wednesday Aug 29, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

The Society’s Annual General Meeting this year will be convened at 5:30 pm (for a 5:45 pm start) on Wednesday 29th of August 2018 at the Rambla on the Swan Restaurant, 39/85 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth. Registration is now open.

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Short- and long-term consequences of teachers' gender biases

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Aug 31, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

Presentation by Dr. Rigissa Megalokonomou, University of Queensland

 

Abstract: Recent research focuses on factors determining gender differences in academic achievements and in university field of study. In this study we focus on how teachers’ gender role attitudes and stereotypes influence the gender gap by affecting the environment at school. We explore the extent to which teachers’ gender bias in high school influences students’ academic performance in high-stake exams that determine admission to universities and on students’ choice of university field of study.  We introduce a new way of measuring teacher gender bias and we link teachers over time to get a persistent measure of their bias based on many classes.

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Economists and the Media

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 6, 2018, 12:15 pm

From: Queensland

A lunchtime seminar on successfully engaging with the media for economists and business/finance professionals. Featuring presentations by former senior ABC and BBC journalist Rebecca Archer of Connect Media Training and economist and frequent media commentator Professor Fabrizio Carmignani of Griffith University. A light lunch will be provided.

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Women in Economics - Male and Female Competitive Behaviour

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 11, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia and Women in Economics Network ACT invite you to a presentation on Male and Female Competitive Behaviour. 

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A Day in the Life

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

A Day in the Life’ presents an opportunity to hear from three professionals with an academic background in economics reflecting on their careers and providing valuable insight into a typical day on their jobs. This a free event and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Come and join us in an evening of networking and knowledge sharing. See you there!

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Policy in the Pub: September

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 19, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

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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

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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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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Policy in the Pub: October

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Victoria

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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 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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Annual General Meeting: Save the Date

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 21, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

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