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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, news.com.au, 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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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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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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Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to Mr John Eric PIERCE, who was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) General Division for distinguished service to public administration through senior roles in developing regulatory and policy initiatives and micro-economic and energy market reforms, and to the community. 

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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

Women in Economics Federal Post Budget Address

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018, 12:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

Please join us for the Women in Economics Federal Post Budget Address, to be held in Canberra on 23 May 2018 at The National Press Club.

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Lunchtime Seminar - A Mixed Bag: The Hidden Time Costs of Regulating Consumer Behavior

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The non-monetary costs consumers experience from price and quantity regulations are challenging to quantify, and thus easily overlooked.

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Professional Development Seminar: What happened in the global trade war in the Great Depression? An historical perspective on Trump and tariffs

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Please join us for May's Professional Development seminar where we will hear from Professor Jeff Borland who will discuss the global trade war in the 1930s as an historical perspective on Trump and tariffs. 

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Belated Federal Budget Babble and State Budget Bets

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The Economic Society of Australia and Young Economists Network ACT invite you to a Young Economists Social Event at Molly in Canberra.

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ESAYP Trivia Night with Alan Oster

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society of Australia Young Professionals annual trivia night is back in 2018!

Please join us at PwC Melbourne for a night of fun, to hear from one of Australia's leading economists, and sign up to hear about ESAYP's other events and opportunities for the year.

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The changing issuance & debt management landscape – what matters most next?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Mr Rob Nicholl, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM).

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Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country: The Autobiography of Max Corden

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

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Women in Economics Networking Night: Policy in the Pub

Date: Thursday Jun 7, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

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

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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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Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

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

From: Western Australia Branch

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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Value Capture - making sense of policy options

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

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

From: New South Wales Branch

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 Branch

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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Vietnam's Business and Economics Research Conference (VBER)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

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

From: Western Australia Branch

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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WA Economics Forum 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Western Australia Branch

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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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 Branch

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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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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