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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.


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.



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.

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."


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.


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.  


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.


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.


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.


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.



Economic Society of Australia (ACT) Christmas Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 13, 2018, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to our Christmas Drinks night, where we will reflect on the year that was and consider the year to come.

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

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ABE Briefing & Discussion - 2018-19 Half Yearly Budget Review

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 18, 2018, 7:15 am

From: New South Wales

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a briefing and discussion at breakfast with The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP - Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, New South Wales : 2018-19 Half Yearly Budget Review.

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network (WEN), in partnership with RMIT University, is very proud to be hosting our second Australian Gender Economics Workshop on 13-15 February 2019 in Melbourne.

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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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