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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

At ACE this year we will be considering issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, the economics of mental health, utility regulation, transport economics, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, international aid and development, the role of behavioral economics the economics of populism, and macroeconomics in a low interest rate world.  Early Bird Registration open till 2 June.

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut, Professor Peter Dawkins and Professor Tom Karmel who received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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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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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network was officially launched across Australia in March 2017.  Each State hosted a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).

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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

Call for Papers : Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) Inaugural Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Friday Jun 30, 2017, 12:00 am

The Asian and Australasian Society of Labour Economics (AASLE) is being founded to promote research and cooperation in Labour and Applied Economics across Asia and Australasia.

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Economics reunion (1974-1978)

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Saturday Jul 22, 2017, 6:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

The University of Adelaide Alumni are hosting a reunion for their Economics alumni who graduated between the years 1974 -1978. You and your guests are invited to join fellow alumni and former Economics lecturers o enjoy three course dinner at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide for a memorable evening of reminiscing and celebration.  

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The WA Economy in International Context

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 25, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

The Economic Society of Australia - WA Branch is organising a workshop on the WA economy with international context with the Hon Dr Mike Nahan as keynote speaker. 

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The Annual Fundraiser for The Anika Foundation

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunch in support of The Anika Foundation with a briefing by Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia - Recent developments in the Australian and global economies

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Centre for Sustainability & Governance

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 12:00 pm

From: South Australia Branch

Can roads contribution to forest transitions?

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Lunchtime Seminar: The Relationship Between Immigration to Australia and the Labour Market Outcomes of Australian-Born Workers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

This talk will examine the relationship between immigration to Australia and the labour market outcomes of Australian-born workers.

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Professional Development Seminar: EU-UK-Australia trade relations: Future directions?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 27, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

July's professional development seminar will be presented by Professor Bruce Wilson from RMIT who will future directions in EU-UK-Australia trade relation.

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ESA NSW Branch - AGM 2017

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 1, 2017, 6:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the ESA NSW Branch will be held on Tuesday 1 August 2017

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Globalisation, the world economy and financial markets - Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall, OECD

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

ABE are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Dr Adrian Blundell-Wignall, Special Advisor to OECD Secretary-General on Financial Markets Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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Women in Economics Networking Night

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Come join us for a fun night of drinks, connection, and career reflection. This event is open to WEN NSW members and friends.

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Women in Economics Networking Night

Date: Wednesday Aug 2, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

Come join us for a fun night of drinks, connection, and career reflection. This event is open to WEN NSW members and friends.

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Colin Clark Lecture

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Aug 3, 2017, 8:00 am

From: Queensland Branch

Network Capital and Inequality 

Presentation by:  Professor Richard Holden

Hot breakfast in the prestigious Long Room, Customs House

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Background on Professor Holden
Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at UNSW Australia Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017. He is also academic co-lead of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality.
 
Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.
 
His research focuses on contract theory, organizational economics, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: network capital, political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.

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Road User Pricing Seminar - Sydney

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Aug 8, 2017, 9:00 am

A one day seminar exploring the options and impacts of changing the way we pay for transport.

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Road User Pricing Seminar - Melbourne

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Aug 10, 2017, 8:45 am

A one day seminar exploring the options and impacts of changing the way we pay for transport.

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Young Economists Trivia Night 2017

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Young Economists Queensland cordially invites you to our 2017 economics trivia night – House of Cards! How well do you know your trivia?

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Policy in the Pub: Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 16, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The minor party vote in Australia is on the rise. And it is rising faster in the regions than the cities. Politicians in the major parties are nervous and looking to win back voters, but lack of understanding of the causes of this shift risks bad policy. Danielle will explore the economic, social and institutional explanations for the changes in voting patterns


 

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Partner Event: How does economics shape science?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 16, 2017, 5:45 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne invites you to an address from Professor Paula Stephan of Georgia State University who will discuss how incentives and cost affect scientific behaviour around the world and the lessons for today.

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Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 14, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Inaugural Ted Evans Public Lecture:  Elements of effective public policy - Address by Ted Evans, AC

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) in conjunction with the UQ, QUT and Griffith University has established an annual Ted Evans Public Policy lecture, with the inaugural lecture delivered by Ted Evans, AC, former Secretary to the Treasury from 1993 to 2001 and Chair of Westpac from 2007 to 2011.

There is no charge for the event.  Light refreshments will be served after the address and prior bookings are essential.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University.

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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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