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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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Understand the World Around You

The Women in Economics Network, sponsored by ESA Central Council have put together a fantastic video which promotes the study of economics.  

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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.

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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: The long and winding road – Pharmacy reform in Australia.

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 18, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Stephen King to present a seminar on his experience as the Chair of the Productivity Commission's Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation.

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Policy in the Pub: Lifelong learning - concept or reality?

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Victoria

This month's policy in the pub will be hosted by the ESA Young Professionals (ESAYP) and feature three millennial panellists who will discuss their views on the concept and reality of lifelong learning. 


 
 

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The Tasmanian Economy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 19, 2018, 5:15 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Women in Economics Network and Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 19, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) and the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) invite you to an evening event with special guest speaker, Dr Sonia Akter, National University of Singapore.

Dr Akter is an expert in analysing gender issues in development and will discuss the following topic:

‘The impacts of women's access to agricultural extension on household welfare in Timor-Leste’ 

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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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Professional Development Seminar: The impact of the GFC on finanical risk attitudes

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 26, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for July's Professional Development seminar to be given by Associate Professor Buly Cardak from La Trobe University who will discuss the effects of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on the financial risk attitudes of households using panel data for Australia from 2001 to 2015.

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WA Economics Forum 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 31, 2018, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia

The theme of the forum is “The State of the Global Economy; Secular Stagnation, Disruption, Opportunity”.  The forum also features a panel session that will focus on the contribution of economics at the global and State level and that of economists in shaping the world we live in. 

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Women in Economics Network Student Event: Pathways in Economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 2, 2018, 4:15 pm

From: Victoria

The Women in Economics Network is inviting all students and teachers to join us for our "Pathways in Economics" event, where students can hear from real-world economists, participate in interactive learning activities, and find out more about the exciting range of career paths that economics offers.

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The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists Annual Fund Raising Lunch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 8, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists are pleased to present a lunch in support of The Anika Foundation with a briefing by Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia - Demographics and recent monetary policy.

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A Day In The Life Of

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 8, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Hold The Date  ‘A Day in the Life Of’ presents a fantastic opportunity to hear young economists reflect on their careers and provide valuable insight into a typical day in their job.  

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National CGE Workshop 2018 – Sydney, NSW

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 13, 2018, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales

This year the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University, will partner with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet to host the National CGE Workshop on Monday August 13thin Sydney, with an advanced GEMPACK course held in the same venue the following day.

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National CGE Workshop 2018 – Sydney, NSW

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 13, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Victoria

This year the Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University, will partner with the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet to host the National CGE Workshop on Monday August 13thin Sydney, with an advanced GEMPACK course held in the same venue the following day.

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Policy in the Pub: August

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 15, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

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ESA Qld 2018 Business Lunch - Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring  Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.  

 

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Professional Development Seminar: David Ribar

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 23, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for August's Professional Development seminar. 

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Policy in the Pub: September

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 19, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

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Professional Development Seminar: Andreas Leibbrandt on the Science of diversity & inclusion

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for September's Professional Development seminar. 

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Policy in the Pub: October

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 17, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

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