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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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Join Us at ACE2016

Welcome to the 45th Australian Conference of Economists 2016, being held in Adelaide from 11-13 July.  Registration is OPEN.  Visit the official ACE 2016 website for information and to regiter (www.ace2016.org.au)

 

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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

22nd International Panel Data Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 28, 2016, 9:00 am

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Lunchtime Seminar - Underemployment among Mature-Age Workers in Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 30, 2016, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

This presentation explores the patterns of underemployment for mature-age workers in Australia, a group for whom the prevalence of long spells of underemployment is especially marked.

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Professional Development Seminar: Dr George Rivers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 30, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

June's professional development speaker will be Dr George Rivers from Monash.

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Young Economists Queensland Christmas in July Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 6, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

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Post Election Young Economists Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 7, 2016, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Governments come and go, but young economists stay forever.

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ACE 2016: 11-13 July

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 11, 2016, 8:30 am

ACE2016: 11th - 13th July, 2016  |  The Economic Society of Australia (SA Branch), in association with the Flinders University of South Australia, invites you to the 45th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2016). ACE2016 is the premier conference for economic professionals.

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ABE Briefing - The US economic outlook and monetary policy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) is pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Dr Loretta Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland - The US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy.

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APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED - Women in Economics Retreat

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2016, 8:00 am

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for this 2 day retreat, being held as part of ACE2016.  

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29th History of Economic Thought Society of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2016, 9:00 am

From: Victoria Branch

The History of Economic Thought Society of Australia's annual conference will be held in Melbourne at the Royal Society of Victoria in the centre of Melbourne.

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29th History of Economic Thought Society of Australia

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2016, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

29th History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference

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Queensland Winter School in Behavioural Economics

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jul 20, 2016, 2:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

2016 Queensland Economics Winter School in Behavioural Economics, Binna Burra Lodge, 20-22 July 2016

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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 2016 Queensland Economics Winter School at Binna Burra Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland from 20 July to 22 July 2016.

The Winter School will provide an opportunity for PhD economics students, early career academics and professional economists to learn about Behavioural Economics. It is also an opportunity to connect and share research ideas and gain new insights.

Lead presenter: Professor Michael Hiscox and Co-Presenter:  Professor Uwe Dulleck

The School is facilitated by Professor Michael Hiscox who is Clarence Dillon Professor International Affairs, Harvard University, and Head of the Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA). He was also director of the STAR Lab at the US Studies Centre until October 2015.  Additional content will be delivered by Professor Uwe Dulleck, founding Director of the Queensland Behavioural Economics Group at QUT.

Date:      Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 July, 2016

Time:     2pm for 3pm start on Wednesday, to conclude by 3pm Friday

Venue:  Binna Burra Lodge, 1069 Binna Burra Road, Beechmont 4211

Registration is now open and closes 1 July

Before booking, please ensure you read the information about the Winter School including the terms and conditions of registration and how to receive the appropriate registration fee here - Winter School detailed information and terms and conditions .

Numbers are limited due to capacity restrictions at Binna Burra Lodge. If you are unable to pay for a booking immediately, please let the Winter School’s administrative organiser, Angela Fletcher,  a.fletcher@qut.edu.au, know that you wish to take part in this event so we can reserve a place for a limited time pending payment being made.

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26th Colin Clark Memorial Lecture - UQ

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 26, 2016, 8:00 am

From: Queensland Branch

The UQ School of Economics is pleased to announce that Professor Leslie M. Mark, from Duke University, will present the 26th Colin Clark Memorial Lecture on the topic: How to defend against potential collusion by your suppliers.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

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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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