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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut and Professor Peter Dawkins 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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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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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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Energy Shortages - Reserving Australian Gas

This month, we asked our panellists to comment on the following: "In response to energy shortages around Australia, government policies requiring gas producers to reserve some production for domestic consumption are a good way to ensure that Australian consumers have access to sufficient gas supplies while still allowing for gas exports."

 

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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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Funding Grants for Women's Leadership Development

All women are invited to apply for a limited pool of residual scholarship funding that has been provisioned for participation in a range of leadership development courses. The grants are allocated for the current financial year and most be awarded prior to June 30, 2017.

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Australia Day Honours 2017

Dr Martin Parkinson has been recognised in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List. 

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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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Awards 2016

 

Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.

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La Trobe University

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.

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Events

92nd Annual Conference - Western Economic Association International

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jun 25, 2017, 12:00 am

Plan to join the Western Economic Association International in San Diego in June 2017 for their 92nd Annual conference.

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The Role of Women in Australian Public Policy Making - Chris Bowen MP

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The NSW Branch of the Women in Economics Network together with sponsor KPMG are pleased to present a lunchtime address from Shadow Treasurer the Hon Chris Bowen MP on the role of women in Australian public policy making. 

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The Role of Women in Australian Public Policy Making - Chris Bowen MP

Date: Monday Jun 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

The NSW Branch of the Women in Economics Network together with sponsor KPMG are pleased to present a lunchtime address from Shadow Treasurer the Hon Chris Bowen MP on the role of women in Australian public policy making.

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The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences

Date: Tuesday Jun 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Dr John C Williams is visiting Sydney as part of the Society's Eminent Speaker Series.  Economic growth has slowed across the globe. The global growth slowdown reflects fundamental changes in trends in demographics and productivity. For example, trend real GDP growth in the United States is currently 1.6 percent, the slowest pace in memory. Similar slowdowns are seen in advanced economies across the globe.

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ESAYP Breakfast with Anna Cronin

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 29, 2017, 7:30 am

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society of Australia Young Professionals is pleased to present our next breakfast event - The Idea and the Reality - Lessons on the Conditions for Economic Reform.

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Professional Development Seminar: Understanding the Relationship Between Subjective Wellbeing and Gambling Behavior

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 29, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

June's professional development seminar will be presented by Professor Lisa Farrell from RMIT who will discuss the relationship between gambling behavior and subjective wellbeing.

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Dinner with Dr John Williams

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 29, 2017, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The Economic Society of Australia, ACT branch, invites you to join us for an intimate dinner with Dr. John Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Click here to download a flyer for this event.  Please note that this event has very limited places; availability is not guaranteed; and dinner is at attendees expense.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Dr Williams personally.

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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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Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law would like to welcome colleagues to the 2017 Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) conference.

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2017 Giblin Lecture: John C Williams

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

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Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC) - Women in Economics Session

Date: Friday Jul 7, 2017, 10:30 am

From: Women In Economics

Representatives of WEN will present a special session on the topic of "Gender imbalances in the economics profession: Implications for education" at the Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC), to be held at UTS Sydney from 6-7 July.

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Speed Limits and Stall Speeds: Fostering Sustainable Growth in the US

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - visiting Australia as part of the Economic Society's Eminent Speaker Series.
 

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Call for papers-International Conference on the Chinese economy

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

International Conference on the Chinese Economy: China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, Australia, 12-14 July, 2017 (http://www.ces-aus.org ).

 

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Persistence, people and policy: Why some things are harder to change than others

Date: Thursday Jul 13, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

“Persistence, people and policy: Why some things are harder to change than others”

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Persistence, people and policy: Why some things are harder to change than others

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 13, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia Branch

WEN has been formed to promote and support the career development of women in the economics profession in Australia.

This WEN event is an opportunity to connect with others in economics profession, including women working in the private sector, government, academia and teaching.

Wendy Craik AM, one of Australia's leading independent public policy advisers will be our special guest speaker. Wendy will share insights into developing policy responses to climate change and their implementation challenges. As with all WEN events, there will also be an opportunity to reflect on these issues from gender, diversity and equity perspectives.

 

Upon arrival and registration, light refreshment will be served in "the Barossa Room"of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Offices.

Please note that attendance is free but registration is required and numbers are limited. Both women and men are welcome to attend the event.

We thank the University of South Australia and Pricewaterhouse Coopers for their support of WEN and this event.

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Women in Economics Retreat

Date: Monday Jul 17, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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Game of Mates with Dr Cameron Murray

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 17, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The ACT Economic Society of Australia, ACT Branch,  invites you to attend a presentation on how economic policy in Australia may be thwarted by grey corruption as discussed in the book called 'Game of Mates: How Favours Bleed the Nation'.

Click here to download a flyer for this event.  An autographed copy of Cameron's latest book will be available to purchase following the presentation.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to hear from an economist with a passion for improving society.

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ACE 2017

Date: Wednesday Jul 19, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) invites you to ACE 2017 the 46th Australian Conference of Economists.

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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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