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. It does this by:

This website is a resource for members and non-members of the Society alike. It was designed to facilitate communication and/or coordination between branches of the Society and to promote economic thought amongst the general public.

To become a member of the Society, click on your affiliated State and follow the prompts for Membership.

To view Events scheduled for this year follow this link.

ESA-ACE2015-Widget-SmallACE 2015 has now concluded.  Following these links to see photos, view papers and watch video footage.

At the Society’s Gala Dinner, the following AWARDS were presented

Distinguished Fellow Award – Professor Bruce Chapman AM Read Professor Chapman’s Citation

Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award – Professor Jonathan Pincus Read Professor Pincus’ Citation

Honorary Fellow Award – Professor Jeffrey Sheen – citation to follow


LogoSAVE THE DATE | The South Australia Branch of the Society and  Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park Campus are looking forward to welcoming you to ACE2016, being held from 11-13 July 2016.  

We are delighted to announce that two members of the Economic Society of Australia (NSW and SA branch) were recognised in the Queens Birthday 2015 Honours List this year.

Biographical notes extracted from the Governor General’s website: Queens Birthday 2015 Honours List

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. The Victorian branch organised a  letter expressing concern with signatures of support from attendees of the recent ACE conference and its membership. Our National President has also written to the La Trobe University on behalf of the central council that represents all branches.


Eminent Speaker Series

National Economic Panel

ACE 2016


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