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Women in Economics - Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network will officially be launching across Australia in March 2017.  Each State Committee is hosting 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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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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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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Subsidised Access to Women’s Leadership Events Available

Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Economic Society of Australia members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate. 

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NEP Poll 14 - 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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US Election 2016

These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the ESA National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on this proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."

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Immigration

This month the Panellists were asked 'The total benefit of current levels of migration to Australia will outweigh the total costs to Australia's economy.'

 

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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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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'

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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

ACE2017 - Call for Papers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Saturday Oct 1, 2016, 12:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

ACE2017 Call for Papers: The annual conference of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted in 2017 by the NSW Branch at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney, provides a forum for academic, government and business economists to consider issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, mental health, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, and overseas aid.

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The Economics of President Trump

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland Branch

Join us on the evening of Wednesday 22 February for a timely panel discussion on the economics of President Trump, including an analysis of his trade and taxation policies, with a focus on what they might mean for Australia.

Panellists will include Professor Fabrizio Carmignani from Griffith University, Michael Knox, Chief Economist at Morgans, and Begoña Dominguez, Associate Professor at the School of Economics at UQ.

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The State of WA Government Finances: Implications for the Future

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

From: Western Australia Branch

John Nicolaou is the Exectutive Director, Perth, of ACIL Allen.  He was previously the chief Economics at the WA Chamber of Commerce and, before that, he worked on economic policy at the WA Treasury Department. 

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Workshop on Regional Development

Date: Tuesday Mar 7, 2017, 9:00 am

From: New South Wales Branch

You are invited to join ESA (NSW) and the Centre for Economic and Regional Development in a one day workshop exploring economic development evaluation and policy.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Professor Fred Hilmer AO.  Contact Us for information.

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Inequality and Living Standards: Past and Present

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 am

Centre for Economic History, Research School of Economics, ANU
Conference on: Inequality and Living Standards: Past and Present
16th-17th March 2017

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Nudge Thinking: Cure-all or all too hard?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 21, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

Visiting Harvard Professor,  Michael Hiscox, keynotes this session. 

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales Branch

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Dr Gigi Foster.  Contact Us for information.

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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

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Ian Macfarlane AC.  Contact Us for information.

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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.

This is the first occasion that the Philip Lowe has spoken in Queensland since his appointment as Governor in September 2016.

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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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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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Call for papers-International Conference on the Chinese economy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

International Conference on the Chinese Economy: China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, Australia, 12-14 July, 2017 (http://www.ces-aus.org ).

 

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Women in Economics Retreat

Date: Monday Jul 17, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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International Conference on Business and Economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017, 9:00 am

From: Western Australia Branch

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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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