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Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Congestion Pricing

For our November poll, panelists were asked the following:  "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."

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New research website: Vienna University of Economics & Business

The Library at Vienna University of Economics and Business is proud to announce the recent launching of its website with the digital archive collections containing documents from the estates of two distinguished Austrian economists Kurt W. Rotschild and Josef Steindl.

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Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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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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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.  Read on to view presentations.

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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

NSW Branch WEN Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday Feb 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Women in Economics Network (NSW Branch) will be holding their inaugural Annual General Meeting.  All WEN members are invited to join us.  

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WEN, NSW Branch Annual General Meeting

Date: Monday Feb 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

Notice is hereby given of the inaugural Annual General Meeting of the Women in Economics Network (ESA NSW Branch). 

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Women in Economics Network: Secretaries panel

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 6, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Women in Economics Network ACT, DFAT and ANZ invite you to a “Secretaries panel”.

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Partner Event: Architecture of Insight - Data Science Symposium

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Feb 7, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Victoria

The Centre for Transformative Innovation and the Data Science Research Institute invite you to the inaugural Data Science Symposium: Architecture of Insight. The symposium will take place over two days on 7– 8 February 2019 in Melbourne at Swinburne University of Technology. Learn about the impact, principles and the practicability of data science in a data-driven society. Enjoy the opportunity to discuss and explore your challenges, experiences and solutions for your data-driven strategies.

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Partner Event: Corden Lecture 2019 presented by Paul Krugman

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 12, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria

The 2019 Corden Public Lecture will be presented by Nobel Prize Winner and New York Times op-ed columnist Professor Paul Krugman.

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Forecasting Conference - Outlook for markets, policy and politics

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 7:30 am

From: New South Wales

Get your new year going with the outlook for financial markets and public policy.

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WEN Academic Career Mentoring Session

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 9:30 am

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019 program, the Women in Economics Network is hosting a Academic Career Development Session. This mentoring session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics. All female economics academics are welcome to participate. 

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WEN Gender Lensing Masterclass

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 3:00 pm

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019) program, a special Masterclass on the topic of Gender Lensing will demonstrate an applied analysis of the gender-patterned effects of economic policy settings, delivered by Dr Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University).

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Feb 14, 2019, 8:30 am

The Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by RMIT University and the Women in Economics Network (WEN), will bring together a community of economic researchers and policy analysts to collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

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Policy in the Pub: The Economics of Ageing

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 20, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Join us for the first Policy in the Pub of 2019 and hear from Professor Ian McDonald from the University of Melbourne on the Economics of Ageing.

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Professional Development Seminar: Alex Codoreanu on How data science can help answer your economic questions

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 28, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

How data science can help answer your economic questions

The event of advanced computing has made is possible to access large administrative and accounting databases to answer research and policy questions. However, these datasets require extensive cleaning and harmonising and make considerable demands on computing infrastructure. In this seminar, Alex Codoreanu will talk about his work at Swinburne analysing large databases for economic research. He will discuss the opportunities and challenges he faces.

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ABARES Outlook 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 am

Launched! ABARES Outlook 2019 conference welcomes delegates,  ABARES is please to announce the program launch of the Outlook 2019 conference, with registrations now open for delegates.

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2019 Tasmanian Economic Forum

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 7, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Tasmanian

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Symposium on Lessons from the GFC

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Mar 7, 2019, 10:45 am

From: Queensland

Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

The 2008-09 global financial crisis is seen as the most cataclysmic macroeconomic event since The Great Depression. A decade has passed since central banks and governments began deploying a range of monetary and fiscal measures in response to the crisis. Hence, it is timely to assess the policy lessons to be learned from this episode.

This Symposium, jointly organised by the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) and the Griffith Asia Institute brings together high profile economists to analyse the key issues.

Information on the program is available here -  Symposium Program.pdf .   Registration is essential for this free event and closes Friday 29 February - Registration Link

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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The 2019 History of Economic Thought of Australia Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: New South Wales

The process for submission of paper proposals, and a website for registration and the provision of conference-related information, will be advertised and accessible by Friday 1 March 2019.

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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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