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Register of Economists

The ESA and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to announce the launch of our Register of Economists and Women in Economics Register for media and public speaking.

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The Finkel Review

Our latest NEP poll gathers expert opinions on the proposed Clean Energy Target scheme recommended by The Finkel Review as a key part of the blue-print for reform of the electricity industry.  

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Economist Chapman wins Award

ANU economist Bruce Chapman is the winner of the 2017 Australian Financial Review Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Does privatisation of human services hurt outcomes?

Our latest NEP poll concerns the controversial topic of how we want our human services delivered - by government or by the private sector?  

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ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.

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Awards 2017

The Economic Society of Australia offers annual awards to honour distinguished Australian Economists for their contribution to the development of economics.  Pictured here is Professor Alison Booth receiving her award from ESA President Matthew Butlin.

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Gender Diversity in the Workplace - role of government?

Our latest NEP poll is our first on gender diversity. It was developed in collaboration with the ESA Women in Economics Network. The NEP were asked for their opinions on this proposition....

 

 

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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 has now concluded - if you were among the delegates we hope you enjoyed the Conference. 

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

The Eminent Speaker Series for 2017 has now concluded.  We hope you managed to see Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco during his visit to Australia.

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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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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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Events

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference 2017

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Sep 25, 2017, 5:00 pm

The 2017 conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia will be held in Canberra, at University House of the Australian National University, over the 26th and 27th of September.

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Australia, Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar 2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2017, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

AJEI Communications present the Australia, Japan and International Economic Outlook Seminar 2017.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society 2017 Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Victoria Branch

The 2017 conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia will be held in Canberra, at University House of the Australian National University, over the 26th and 27th of September.

The Keynote Speaker is Professor John Creedy (Victoria University of Wellington). A Special Speaker is Jeremey Sheamur (Emeritus ANU).

The Conference dinner will be held at the historic Old Parliament House on the evening of Tuesday the 26th of September.

Registration is through Eventbrite and may be accessed here

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Lunchtime Seminar: Are robots taking our jobs?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

What is the effect of computer-based technologies on employment in Australia? Presented by Professor Jeff Borland.

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Professional Development Seminar: Entering Global Value Chains: Do Trade Missions Work?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The next professional development seminar will be presented by Associate-Professor Alfons Palangykara from Swinburne University.

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Lowy Institute Paper Launch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017, 5:45 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) NSW Branch invites you to a Lowy Institute Paper Launch Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

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Partner Event: Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 3, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria Branch

In the early part of the twentieth century, the world turned inwards as fear shut down flows of people and goods across national borders. A century later, can we make a better choice?


Please join us for the launch of Choosing Openness, a new Lowy Institute Paper by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP and published by Penguin Random House Australia.
 
Across the developed world, global engagement has become a major political fault line. Some say that trade, investment, and immigration are threats rather than opportunities. Global uncertainty, rising inequality, and populism present real challenges to globalists. Choosing Openness argues that Australia’s past prosperity has flowed from engaging with the world. An open Australia requires stronger advocacy and smarter policies.

 

In-conversation with Andrew Leigh and Anthony Bubalo, Deputy Director and Research Director of the Lowy Institute, followed by a Q&A.

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The challenges and behaviours facing women that can inhibit career progression

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 6, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

SPECIAL INVITATION: Women in Economics Network (WEN) Event

“The challenges and behaviours facing women that can inhibit career progression”

 The Women in Economics Network (WEN) invite you to a lunchtime event with special guest speaker Linda Zeelie, Chief Operating Officer at Statewide Super. Linda will provide insights into the challenges and resulting behaviours that constrain women’s career progression and provide advice on resolving inhibiting behaviours.

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Workshop on Leadership - Speaker: Jennifer Witheriff

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Oct 9, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Speaker: Jennifer Witheriff

Workshop on Leadership with Jennifer Witheriff

The Women in Economics Network is delighted to invite you to register for the Workshop on Leadership with Jennifer Witheriff. This training session is designed for women who have already begun their careers and is suited to both junior and senior economists. It is tailored to small groups and will be capped at 30 attendees to guarantee an interactive dynamic.

Jennifer Witheriff is a highly-regarded executive and career coach and has already collaborated with WEN holding a training session at the 2017 Women in Economics Retreat.

Cost: Members $30; Non-members $60 (a light dinner will be served during the workshop)

If the event shows as "full" please email admin@esaqld.org.au to register your interest in attending if places become available.

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Women in Economics Network: Politics at the Pub: Chris Bowen and Clare O’Neil

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Oct 9, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

In a special event for the Women in Economics Network, Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen and Shadow Justice Minister Clare O’Neil will discuss female participation in the economy and in the senior ranks of business and government.

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Leadership Workshop with Jennifer Witheriff

Date: Monday Oct 9, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is offering a Leadership Workshop with Jennifer Witheriff. This is a very intensive and dynamic training session in which participants explore when and how to use different power styles to influence depending on the goal and situation. The number of participants is capped at 30 to guarantee a high quality training session and is only open to women who have already begun their career.

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Emerging Economist Series

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 10, 2017, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

The Series has been inspiring, educating and entertaining emerging economists for nine years. Join us for this, our special Ten Year Anniversary Series. We are delighted to announce our speaker line-up for 2017/18

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EES Lunch with Tom Parry

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Tom Parry AM, Chairman & Adjunct Professor, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, Sydney University will be our special guest for lunch. Subscribe to the Emerging Economist Series to attend this event.

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NT Launch Sunset Drinks

Date: Tuesday Oct 10, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

Hello Northern Territory!  The Women in Economics Network will be launching here in October.  Please join us for informal drinks and networking.  The launch will provide an opportunity to meet other women in economics and to hear about the activities that WEN offers.

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Economic Policy and Growth with Professor Gary Banks AO

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 18, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT branch invites you to a presentation on the role of economics and economists in government, and the challenges in developing good policy for fostering economic growth.

Click here to download a flyer for this event.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from an economist who was awarded the Economic Society of Australia’s inaugural Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award.

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Economic Fast Track Briefing - Differential regulated pricing

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Differential Pricing with Courtney Chester, QCA: Is it ever okay to charge different customers different amounts for the same service?

Come and test this question against the principles of economic efficiency, fairness and regulatory governance, in a real-life example from the chronicles of Queensland’s competition authority.

A light lunch will be served from 12.15pm.  There is no charge for this event which is supported by the Queensland Competition Authority.  However, prior booking is essential.

 

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Lunchtime Seminar: Taking the lab to the field

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Taking the lab to the field: using lab-in-the-field experiments to inform policy: Lab experiments conducted in a naturalistic environment, termed “lab-in-the-field” experiments, are becoming an increasingly popular methodology. This talk discusses the use of the methodology to inform policy decisions.

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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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