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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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ACE2019

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The call for Submissions is now open and you are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract for presentation at ACE2019.  Guidelines and all information is on the Conference Website.

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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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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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

Policy in the Pub – Daniel Kennedy on AI and the impact of technology in health care

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 19, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

As part of our newest series of events, we are pleased to invite you to hear from Daniel Kennedy, Intelligent Process Automation Manager at St John of God Healthcare. Daniel will be talking to us about artificial intelligence and the impact of technology in health care.

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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 28 February - Registration Link

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Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis:

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: New South Wales

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.

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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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Partner Event: The Economics of Cities

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Mar 25, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Victoria

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) at Monash Business School and Infrastructure Victoria invite you and your colleagues to a two-day workshop on the ‘Economics of Cities’.

The workshop will cover economic issues facing cities in both the developed and developing worlds. The workshop intends to bring together academics, economists, planners, modellers and geographers from the public and private sectors to explore the multifaceted theoretical and practical challenges of dealing with the emergence and growth of cities in a globalising world.

The workshop has been arranged to coincide with the visit of Professor Tony Venables to the CDES. Professor Venables is the BP Professor of Economics at Oxford University and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is one of the originators of the new economic geography, co-authoring the influential book The spatial economy: cities, regions and international trade with Paul Krugman and Masahisa Fujita, as well as numerous academic papers on spatial economics, international trade and natural resources.

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Women in Economics Network: 2019 Federal Pre-Budget Forum

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 27, 2019, 11:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

Please join us for the Women in Economics Network: 2019 Federal Pre-Budget Address, to be held in Canberra on 27 March 2019 at The National Press Club.

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Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia

Submissions are now open for the Treasury/ETAWA Annual Schools Economics Competition. The competition is run by the Western Australian Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Economic Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and is open to all year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Western Australian secondary schools.

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ESA (ACT): Lunch with RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a lunch & presentation from Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle. 

The venue is the beautiful and relaxing facilities at The Commonwealth Club.

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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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