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New research website: Vienna University of Economics & Business

The Library at Vienna University of Economics and Business is proud to announce the recent launching of its website with the digital archive collections containing documents from the estates of two distinguished Austrian economists Kurt W. Rotschild and Josef Steindl.

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Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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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.

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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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.  Read on to view presentations.

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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

Seminar: Europe’s Long-Term Growth Prospects: With and Without Structural Reforms

Date: Tuesday Nov 20, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Euro area economy has been growing over the past few years but this cannot hide the fact that average growth for the area has been extremely poor since the onset of the global financial crisis.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis Workshop Presented by Dr. Peter Abelson

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Nov 21, 2018, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales

Peter Abelson will provide a comprehensive and contemporary 2-day workshop on CBA. The 8 sessions over the 2 days will include power point presentations of the core issues in CBA, discussion questions and case studies.

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Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Branch) – Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Victoria

The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia will be held at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at the Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne.


 
 
 

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Australia Economic Outlook

Date: Thursday Nov 22, 2018, 7:15 am

From: Queensland

The WEN Queensland and ANZ would like to invite you to their breakfast event where Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist of ANZ, and Joanne Masters, Senior Economist at ANZ, will discuss the state of the global economy and the challenges faced by Australia.

With thanks to our event sponsor:

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How regional economies can adapt and thrive in a digitised, globalised world

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) presents a free public seminar on:

How regional economies can adapt and thrive in a digitised, globalised world

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Behavioural economics – WEN can you use it?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 27, 2018, 7:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ACT Women in Economics Network (WEN) invites you to a presentation from Heather Cotching and Janine Bialecki from the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) on the topic of behavioural economics.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Family and work: the role of paid parental leave

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 27, 2018, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

In this presentation, four aspects of paid parental leave are explored, including the impacts of: introducing paid parental leave, changing the duration of existing paid parental leave, changing the generosity of existing paid parental leave payments, and paid paternity leave.

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Women in Economics End of Year Unwind

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 28, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) invite you to an informal social event. This event is an opportunity to connect and enjoy the company of others in the economics profession, including those working in the private sector, government, academia and teaching.

All are welcome to attend, including men and women.

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Women in Economics End of Year Unwind

Date: Wednesday Nov 28, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) invite you to an informal social event. This event is an opportunity to connect and enjoy the company of others in the economics profession, including those working in the private sector, government, academia and teaching.

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ESAYP Christmas Party

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 28, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

ESAYP’s Xmas event is here - we’re gathering at the Emerald Peacock on 28 November from 5:30-8:30pm, with drinks and nibbles provided (limited amount so ensure you get there early). 

We will be discussing our summer reads, so please come prepared with your suggestions on educating, interesting or entertaining articles and books to share.

Please register here as there are limited spaces: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/79004

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Professional Development Seminar: David Johnston on Valuing Intangibles using Subjective Wellbeing Data - The Case of Violent Crime

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 29, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Valuing Intangibles using Subjective Wellbeing Data - The Case of Violent Crime

Valuing public amenities, pain and suffering, and other non-market goods is a common but challenging task faced by applied economists. Existing methods include inferring shadow prices from market data, and contingent valuation surveys in which people are asked directly about their willingness to pay. This presentation discusses a complementary approach based on the use of subjected wellbeing data, and demonstrates its use by estimating the costs of violent crime victimisation in Australia. The total cost of violent crime for victims includes direct costs, such as lost wages, medical care costs and property damage, and intangible and potentially long-term costs associated with pain, psychological distress, and decreases in quality of life. We estimate that the amount of monetary compensation required by victims to offset their loss of wellbeing is $88,000 for the average victim, with the amount being greater for females ($102,000) than males ($79,000).

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Women in Economics Network: End-of-year wrap up with Melinda Cilento

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 29, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria

Join the Women in Economics Network Victorian Branch for our end-of-year celebration. We will wrap up our activities for the year and be joined by special guest, Melinda Cilento, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

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End of Year Wrap up with Melinda Cilento

Date: Thursday Nov 29, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

Join the Women in Economics Network Victorian Branch for our end-of-year celebration. We will wrap up our activities for the year and be joined by special guest, Melinda Cilento, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

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Year in review and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics - Speaker: Jayanta Sarkar

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 6, 2018, 5:15 pm

From: Queensland

Speaker: Jayanta Sarkar

Year in Review and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences

Join us for the Economic Society’s final event for the year and some drinks and savories.

Dr Jayanta Sarkar will provide some comments on 2018 Nobel Prize recipients for their contribution to growth models under uncertainty.

President Julian Pearce will provide an update on the activities for the Society of the year and preview the year ahead.

Look forward to seeing you all then!

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Future Directions for Free Trade Agreements in a World of Rising Concerns about Trade Wars and Populist Politics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 6, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

The Economic Society of South Australia's AGM will be held on 6 December 2018 at 5:30pm, followed by Dr Milton Churche's address on"Future Directions for Free Trade Agreements in a World of Rising Concerns about Trade Wars and Populist Politics", which will commence on 6pm.  

 

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ABE Annual Dinner and Briefing

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Dec 6, 2018, 6:45 pm

From: New South Wales

Recent developments in the domestic and international economy.

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Australian Labour Market Research - Call for Papers

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 10, 2018, 12:00 am

The 29th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop will be held on the 10th and 11th December 2018 at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia. You are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Workshop. Further information can be found by clicking this Call for Papers link

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ABE Briefing & Discussion - 2018-19 Half Yearly Budget Review

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 18, 2018, 7:15 am

From: New South Wales

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a briefing and discussion at breakfast with The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP - Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, New South Wales : 2018-19 Half Yearly Budget Review.

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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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