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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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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.

Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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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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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise.

For our May poll, we asked our panellists for their opinions on this proposition: "A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise."  By way of background, several Australian government, academic and private-sector studies have pointed to slow housing supply as an important driver in Australia’s high and rising housing prices.

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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

2018 Sydney China Business Forum

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Oct 22, 2018, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales

China's healthy cities: opportunities and challenges for Australian businesses - What does China’s urbanisation mean for Australia and our businesses? And what do we need to know to get ready for its complex and global challenges?

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WEN Mentoring Program Launch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

INVITATION ONLY!  Please use the PROMO CODE you received in your invitation to register at no charge.

Please join us on Tuesday 23 October 2018 to celebrate the program’s launch and to get to know our mentors and mentees. 

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WEN & ESA Young Professionals econometrics showcase

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Analysis of data is one of economics' most important tools, however, also one that is seen to be inaccessible. ESAYP and WEN are proud to present an econometrics showcase, featuring an applied workshop and discussion of 4 fields of econometrics.

Join us on Wednesday 24 October at the Department of Treasury and Finance from 12:00 to 1:30pm featuring 4 sessions plus a light networking lunch.

It will be held in Conference room M 101; please sign in at the security desk.

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WEN & ESA Young Professionals econometrics showcase

Date: Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

Analysis of data is one of economics' most important tools, however, also one that is seen to be inaccessible. ESAYP and WEN are proud to present an econometrics showcase, featuring an applied workshop and discussion of four fields of econometrics. Join us on Wednesday 24 October at the Department of Treasury and Finance from 12:00 to 1:30pm featuring four sessions plus a light networking lunch.

 

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Professional Development Seminar: Roger Wilkins on recent developments in empirical inequality research

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

There has been a resurgence of interest in income inequality in recent years, in part fueled by research by Atkinson, Piketty, Saez and others drawing on tax records to study the long-run evolution of top incomes. Please join us for October's Professional Development seminar to hear from Professor Roger Wilkins on how this research has impacted on our understanding of income inequality, its limitations, and how we reconcile it with the more traditional household survey-based analyses of income inequality. Discussion will particularly emphasise the Australian case.

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ESA (ACT) Annual Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to our Annual Dinner featuring a talk from ESA veteran Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory from the Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business & Economics.

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2018 Queensland Summer School in Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Nov 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

From: Queensland

Queensland Summer School in the Economics of Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy Applications, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 November 2018

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University, and The University of Queensland invite you to participate in the 2018 Queensland Economics Summer School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 2.30pm, 7 November to 3pm, 9 November 2018.

Please see "View" button below for information on prices and discount codes for postgraduate students and academics.

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WEN Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 5:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Women in Economics network is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. 

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ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting.

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Trivia Night 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

ESA's Trivia Night promises a night of fun, networking, general knowledge and trivia. The Young Economists Network invites its members, Economic Society of Australia members, young professionals, academics & students, and friends to a night of trivia fun and networking. The trivia will cover general knowledge questions and economics questions. Finger food will be provided.

 

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Annual General Meeting: Save the Date

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 21, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please pencil this date in your diary with more details closer to the date.
 
 
 

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Professional Development Seminar: David Johnston

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 29, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please join us for November's Professional Development seminar. 

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Australian Labour Market Research - Call for Papers

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 10, 2018, 12:00 am

The 29th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop will be held on the 10th and 11th December 2018 at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia. You are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Workshop. Further information can be found by clicking this Call for Papers 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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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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