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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

At ACE this year we will be considering issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, the economics of mental health, utility regulation, transport economics, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, international aid and development, the role of behavioral economics the economics of populism, and macroeconomics in a low interest rate world.  Early Bird Registration open till 2 June.

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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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Energy Shortages - Reserving Australian Gas

This month, we asked our panellists to comment on the following: "In response to energy shortages around Australia, government policies requiring gas producers to reserve some production for domestic consumption are a good way to ensure that Australian consumers have access to sufficient gas supplies while still allowing for gas exports."

 

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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 was officially launched across Australia in March 2017.  Each State hosted 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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Funding Grants for Women's Leadership Development

All women are invited to apply for a limited pool of residual scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership development courses. The grants are allocated for the current financial year and most be awarded prior to June 30, 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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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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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

Economics Breakfast Briefing

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 8:30 am

From: New South Wales Branch

You are invited to IHS Markit for a breakfast briefing on May 25 as we present the latest IHS Markit economic forecasts for the Global and APAC economies and assess the implications for the Australian economic outlook.

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Lunchtime Seminar - An NPV analysis of buying versus renting for prospective Australian first home buyers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

This talk will discuss findings from a recent research paper on buying versus renting for Australian first home buyers.

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Professional Development Seminar: Competing by Default - A New Way to Break the Glass Ceiling

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

May's professional development seminar will be presented by Professor Erkal from the University of Melbourne.

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Annual General Meeting with Michael Aird

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

 

 

 

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2017 Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation, LSE Professor Stephen Machin, 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.

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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 Evaluation

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.  As room bookings need to be firmed up, it is important to book before 8 May to certain of securing a place - see the details below if payment is not possible by that date.

 

 

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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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The Treasurer’s post-Budget Lunch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 21, 2017, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Join Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Australian Business Economists (ABE) for a post-Budget briefing by Treasurer Perrottet and an update on the NSW borrowing program from David Deverall, Chief Executive of TCorp.

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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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Professional Development Seminar:Professor Lisa Farrell

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 29, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

June's professional development seminar will be presented by Professor Lisa Farrell from RMIT.

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Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law would like to welcome colleagues to the 2017 Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) conference.

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Call for papers-International Conference on the Chinese economy

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

International Conference on the Chinese Economy: China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, Australia, 12-14 July, 2017 (http://www.ces-aus.org ).

 

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Women in Economics Retreat

Date: Monday Jul 17, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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Economics reunion (1974-1978)

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Saturday Jul 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

The University of Adelaide Alumni are hosting a reunion for their Economics alumni who graduated between the years 1974 -1978. You and your guests are invited to join fellow alumni and former Economics lecturers o enjoy three course dinner at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide for a memorable evening of reminiscing and celebration.  

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The WA Economy in International Context

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

The Economic Society of Australia - WA Branch is organising a workshop on the WA economy with international context with the Hon Rita Saffioti as keynote speaker. 

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Road User Pricing Seminar - Sydney

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Aug 8, 2017, 9:00 am

A one day seminar exploring the options and impacts of changing the way we pay for transport.

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Road User Pricing Seminar - Melbourne

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Aug 10, 2017, 8:45 am

A one day seminar exploring the options and impacts of changing the way we pay for transport.

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