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NEP Poll 14 - Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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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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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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US Election 2016

These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the ESA National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on this proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."

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Immigration

This month the Panellists were asked 'The total benefit of current levels of migration to Australia will outweigh the total costs to Australia's economy.'

 

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29th PhD Conference in Economics and Business

ESA is proud to be a sponsor of this event where 32 outstanding PhD students from all over Australia and New Zealand present their current topics in economics and finance, as well 32 senior academics serve as discussants at the two-day conference. 

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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'

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IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......

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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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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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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

ACE2017 - Call for Papers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Saturday Oct 1, 2016, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

ACE2017 Call for Papers: The annual conference of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted in 2017 by the NSW Branch at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney, provides a forum for academic, government and business economists to consider issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, mental health, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, and overseas aid.

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Lighthouse Public Lecture - The Economics of Foreign Education and Students' Migration

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Feb 13, 2017, 4:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

In this presentation the speaker will cover key facts and the economic analysis of foreign education.

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GPN-Labour Symposium - Call for Papers

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Feb 14, 2017, 10:00 am

Global Production Networks in the Spotlight: Chains or Opportunities for Workers? Papers are invited for presentation at this workshop that will bring together leading scholars working at the interface between GPN analysis and global labour issues to galvanize the debate on the social implications of GPN, and to gain strategic insights on what challenges workers face in the current mode of GPN driven capitalism.

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Economic Modelling Open Day

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Friday Feb 17, 2017, 12:00 am

Economic Modelling Open Day  The Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS) is hosting an Economic Modelling Open Day on Friday, 17 February 2017. The Open Day will include presentations by Australian Economists discussing the impact economic modelling has had in shaping Australian Economic Policy reform over the past forty years as well as their careers. 

 

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Professor Fred Hilmer AO.  Contact Us for information.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Dr Gigi Foster.  Contact Us for information.

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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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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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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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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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