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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

A Pre-Budget Address by Treasurer Scott Morrison

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Apr 26, 2018, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers a pre-Budget address on the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the Australian economy.

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Professional Development Seminar: The Internet and Political Mobilisation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 26, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Please join us for April's Professional Development seminar where we will hear from Associate Professor Paul Laschky from Monash University will discuss The Internet and Political Mobilisation.

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Has Tasmania Reached Peak Tourism?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 26, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Tasmanian Branch

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Women in Economics Network: Does Mentoring Help Women in the Economics Profession?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

In this presentation, Professor Donna Ginther presents an evaluation of the effects of the American Economics Association's CEMENT mentoring program on the career outcomes of female economists. The CEMENT mentoring program is a randomized controlled trial that provides professional development advice for junior female economists at research-intensive institutions. The program was previously sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and is now sponsored by the American Economics Association. 

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Women in Economics Network: Rediscovering the link between public policy and the economics of innovation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Apr 30, 2018, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

 Politicians always say they’re on the side of wealth creators. But who are Australia's real wealth creators, and does government do a good enough job of incentivising them? In a provocative new book, Marianna Mazzucato - last year's Leontief Prize winner and the inaugural Director of the Institute for Innovation Public Purpose at UCL - argues that today's economists and policy makers need a clearer understanding of the distinction between activities that genuinely add to the productive capacity of our economy and those that merely siphon off economic rents.

 Mazzucato’s work touches on important questions for policy makers: how much do the innovations of big technology and drug companies rely on government-funded discoveries? What risks does outsourcing government services to the lowest bidder create and who bears them?

Joining us to celebrate the launch of this new title will be Innovation and Science Australia board member and Director and Dandolo partners, Dr Bronte Adams, and Marion Terrill of the Grattan Institute, and Professor Anne-Laure Mention - Director of RMIT Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform and Founding Editor of the Journal of Innovation Management.

This conversation will be moderated by Jess Young, Director at Deloitte Access Economics

Please join us for what will be a fascinating discussion of one of the most important debates in economics.

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State Budget Review 2018/19

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (Victoria) invites all our members and friends to the annual State Budget Review. 

Presentations and Q&A from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

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“Insights into the Belt and Road Initiative” Forum

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Friday May 4, 2018, 5:00 pm

From: Western Australia Branch

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an economic and foreign policy project that focuses on reviving the ancient Silk Road, which was the main trade route from China to Europe centuries ago. In this forum, the Hon. Bill Johnston MLA along with three other speakers will provide their insights and discussions on what this means for Australia.

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Federal Budget Breakfast 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday May 11, 2018, 7:15 am

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The Economic Society of Australia ACT invites you to to attend its public Federal Budget Breakfast briefing by Saul Eslake.

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Seminar: Health Economics evaluation through the ages

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday May 14, 2018, 3:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Philip Clarke to present a seminar on the history of health economic evaluation before he heads to Oxford. All are welcome and we will host drinks after the seminar for those who would like to farewell Philip (please email reception@chere.uts.edu.au with any dietary requirements).

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Deregulation and reform of the electricity market in Australia: Lessons for Japan?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: South Australia Branch

The Japanese Government began to reform the Japanese electricity market in 2016, some 25 years after Paul Keating kicked off Australia’s energy reform. The Australian process opened up generation, network and retail from being a purely government operated sector. This saw an increase in private investment and the integration of State-based grids.

The speaker Felix Karmel examines the various parts of the Australian Energy sector. It looks at the history of the National Electricity Market and how the reform process has proceeded. From this five lessons from the Australian experience are drawn.

 

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Women, Men, and the Economics of Online Dating

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Women, Men, and the Economics of Online Dating

Presentation by Behavioural Economist Stephen Whyte, QUT

Choosing a mate is arguably the largest decision a human can make. This presentation will be about mating and what can be learned from new data sources such as online dating platforms.

 About the presenter

Stephen Whyte is a Behavioural Economist at Queensland University of Technology. His research investigates large-scale decision making in human mate choice markets. 

Finger food and first drink will be provided.

Cost:

YE/WEN/ESA Members: $20

Non-Members: $30 

Event date: Wednesday 16th May, 6pm - 8pm

Registrations close: Wednesday 9th May 

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Women, Men, and the Economics of Online Dating

Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network Qld and the Economics Society of Australia Qld would like to invite you to their joint event.  QUT Behavioural economist, Stephen Whyte, will be talking about the Economics of online dating. This presentation will provide insights into economic choices related to couple and family formation in the presence of new matching technologies and will illustrate how men and women differ in their strategies to look for a partner.

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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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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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