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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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ACE 2018

ACE2018 will be 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.

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National Press Club Event: Women in Economics Federal Post-Budget Forum

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) proudly participated in the Women in Economics Federal Post-Budget Forum held at the National Press Club on Wednesday 23 May 2018.  The event was broadcast on ABC and Sky News and can be downloaded on ABC's iView.

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ESA NEP Robot Poll in the news 

A recent NEP Poll put out by ESA has been in the news lately.  "Collaborative robots could save Australian manufacturing jobs and boost small business" (Nick Whigham, MAY 18, 2018).  You can read the article by following this link.  In case you missed it, our original NEP poll ("Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'", October 2017) and the accompanying expert overviews by Professor Jeff Borland (University of Melbourne) and Professor Jason Potts (RMIT) are here.

Reduce government debt or provide tax cuts?

For our April poll we asked a budget related question of our panellists: Proposition 1: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio should be a priority for Australian governments. Proposition 2: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio is a higher priority than income or corporate tax cuts.

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US Corporate Tax Cuts

This month we asked our National Economic Panel (NEP) for their views on the following proposition. It goes to a potential core election issue as to whether Australia should follow President Trump's suit and reduce its company tax rate if it is to continue to attract investment from abroad and at home.

 

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Gig Economy and Worker Welfare

The spectacular growth of the 'sharing economy' and 'gig economy' (enabled by platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo, AirBnB, AirTasker, TaskRabbit, Freelancer and others) is transforming the nature of work and working relationships - creating both new opportunities and risks for the welfare of Australian workers.

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ABC Radio Show - The Economists

One of our ESA National Economic Panellists, A/Prof Gigi Foster has teamed up with Peter Martin (The Age/SMH) to create a new ABC Radio show called 'The Economists' which 'uses the tools of f economics to shine a light on life'. 
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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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Events

Policy in the Pub: An Analysis of Recent Wage Growth in Australia by Occupation and Qualification

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 20, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

This month’s talk is from Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University.


 
 
 

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BX2018 - Behavioural Exchange Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jun 25, 2018, 8:00 am

Two-day event connecting leading experts and policy-makers, academics, and practitioners in behavioural insights to explore and create new and better policies.

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Annual General Meeting with Simon Baptist

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Call for Papers - 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jun 26, 2018, 8:30 am

The call for papers of the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI2018) to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne from Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th, 2018 is open. Closing date for abstracts is 31 January 2018.

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ABE Briefing - Dr Tony Richards

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 26, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Special Guest - Dr Tony Richards, Head of Payments Policy, Reserve Bank of Australia
 

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Cohort effects on the need for health care and implications for health care planning

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 27, 2018, 3:30 pm

From: New South Wales

CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Birch to present a seminar on a new approach to estimating future health care requirements. All are welcome, and afternoon tea will be provided.

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Lunchtime Seminar: University Economics: Student Choices and Funding Incentives

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 28, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Previous RBA work has highlighted the decline in the number of universities offering economics, weak enrolments in economics courses and a lack of diversity in the economics student population.  Join the discussion.

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Professional Development Seminar: Family, work and policy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 28, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for June's Professional Development seminar to hear from Professor Guyonne Kalb from the University of Melbourne.

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Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Friday Jun 29, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia

Submissions are now open for the 2018 Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition.

The Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition will provide students in all secondary schools across the state an opportunity to develop their research, analytical and communication skills, fostering an interest and participation in economics.

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Women in Economics Networking Night: Policy in the Pub

Date: Tuesday Jul 3, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Come join us for a fun evening of networking, and hear from prominent market economist Jo Masters from ANZ. 

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Value Capture - making sense of policy options

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jul 8, 2018, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales

You are invited to a one-day conference, Value Capture: Making Sense of Policy Options, to be held in Canberra on 9 July 2018. The Value Capture: Making Sense of Policy Options conference is being held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra to coincide with the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) run by the Economic Society of Australia (ESA). The ACE will be held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra from 10 to 13 July 2018.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 9, 2018, 8:00 am

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, will host the 2018 Women in Economics Retreat at Peppers Resort in Bowral, NSW on 9-10 July 2018. The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills. Participants in the retreat will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector, providing great opportunities for networking and broader economic discussions.

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Value Capture Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 9, 2018, 8:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

We are pleased to invite you to the one-day conference, Value Capture: Making Sense of Policy Options, to be held in Canberra on 9 July 2018

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ACE2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 10, 2018, 12:00 am

This year's program focuses on Australia's place in the world, and features Keynote presentations, panel and contributed sessions. It is a program not to be missed. ACE2018 will be 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.

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ABE Briefing - Developments in housing markets

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 11, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Wayne Byres, Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
 

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Rod Sims: Companies Behaving Badly?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jul 13, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Policy in the Pub: July

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please pencil this date in your diary with more details closer to the date.
 
 
 

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Vietnam's Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jul 22, 2018, 8:00 am

From: Western Australia

Ho Chi Minh City Open University, Vietnam invites you to the 2nd Vietnam’s Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER2018) to be held on 22nd – 24th July 2018 at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The key theme of our VBER2018 Conference is “Financial Development & Inequality in Emerging Markets: The Facts and The Future”.

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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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