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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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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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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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Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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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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Australia Day Honours 2017

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

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Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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29th PhD Conference in Economics and Business

ESA is proud to be a sponsor of this event where 32 outstanding PhD students from all over Australia and New Zealand present their current topics in economics and finance, as well 32 senior academics serve as discussants at the two-day conference. 

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IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......

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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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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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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

A Pre-Budget Address with the Treasurer

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a pre-Budget briefing with the Treasurer Scott Morrison on the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the Australian economy.

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Professional Development Seminar: Russell Thomson

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Associate Professor Russell Thomson from Swinburne University of Technology will discuss Which field of research is the most important? 

 

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Behavioural Insights and Gender Equality - A conversation with Dr Jeni Klugman

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

Dr Jeni Klugman will present her work detailing how behavioural insights can be translated into practical strategies and application for Australian organisations seeking to improve gender equality.

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Women in Economics Network: Behavioural Insights and Gender Equality - A conversation with Dr Jeni Klugman

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

Dr Jeni Klugman will present her work detailing how behavioural insights can be translated into practical strategies and application for Australian organisations seeking to improve gender equality.

The event will be moderated by Jerril RechterCEO, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). More details about the VicHealth Leading Thinkers Initiative is available here.

 

 

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 28, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

The final Emerging Economist lunch in the 2016/17 Series will be held on Friday 28 April.  Our special guest speaker for this session is Ian Macfarlane AC.  We are busy developing the program for 2017/18 - if you'd like to be part of it contact the EES Manager.

 

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Partner Event: Freebairn Lecture 2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The University of Melbourne's Annual Freebairn Lecture will be given by Professor Bob Gregory will explore federal budget outcomes, primarily tax revenue shortfalls over the last decade and a half, to explain why tax revenue forecast errors are so large, why budget deficits have become so persistent and why the implicit tax policy of government is leading to an inexorable and significant rise in personal income tax rates.

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ESA QLD 2017 Business Lunch - Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring  Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Lunchtime Seminar - the work of the late Kenneth Arrow

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

This talk will provide an overview of some of the most important intellectual contributions of the late Kenneth Arrow.

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State Budget Review 2017/18

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:15 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society of Australia (Victoria) invites all our members and friends to our upcoming 2017/18 State Budget Review. 

This event is currently at capacity but please email secretary@esavic.org.au if you would like to go on a waiting list.

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Federal Budget Breakfast Briefing with Professor John Hewson

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 11, 2017, 7:15 am

From: Australian Capital Territory Branch

The ACT Economic Society of Australia invites you to attend its public Federal Budget Breakfast briefing by leading economic strategist Professor John Hewson.

Regarded as Australia’s most authoritative budget commentator, John will provide his unique insights into the 2017-18 budget offerings and how well these will position Australia within the global economy.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to meet a great Australian economic and business leader.

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Lunchtime Briefing - Federal Budget 2017-2018

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday May 16, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Mr John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury on the Federal Budget 2017-18

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Commonwealth Budget Review 2017/18

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria Branch

The Economic Society  invites all our members and friends to our upcoming 2017/18 Commonwealth Budget Review. 

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2017 Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation, LSE Professor Stephen Machin, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 - 9 June 2017

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 2017 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 7 to 9 June 2017.

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13th Australian Development Economics Workshop

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 9:00 am

The Australasian Development Economics Workshop (ADEW), sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is an annual workshop series bringing together development economists from around Australia and internationally. 

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2017 Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 1:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 June 2017

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 2017 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 7 to 9 June 2017.

Evaluating Public Policy – natural experiments and empirical techniques

Lead presenter: Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Director, Centre for Economic Performance

Please see details of Winter School for further information on the program, registration fees and for discount codes for favourable pricing for HDR students and academic staff. 

 

 

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IEA 18th World Congress

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 am

The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its 18th World Congress to be held at Expo Bancomer, Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017. Call for Papers submission date closes 31 October.

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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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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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