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We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women - April 2019

Poll 37

Proposition 1: "Without changes to existing public policy or private sector practice in Australia, motherhood will always negatively affect a woman's career."

Proposition 2: "In Australia, fathers are more restricted than mothers in fulfilling a caring role while in employment."

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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. Early Bird Registration is also now open - click here to register.

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Professional accreditation of economists

NEP poll 36 - March 2019 - For our second Poll this year, our panellists were asked to comment on the following two propositions:

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 


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Bank Royal Commission (II)

NEP poll 35 - February 2019

In the first poll of 2019 – following on from our Banking Royal Commission poll last year about the risk of a credit squeeze, and before the Commission’s Final Report was released – our panellists were asked for their opinions on the following proposition:

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

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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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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

ESA event: Productivity, Growth and Reform

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

Dr. Matthew Butlin is the Chair and Chief Executive of the South Australian Productivity Commission will be giving talk on "Productivity, Growth and Reform" in Tuesday 28 May 2019.

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State Budget Review 2019/20

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 29, 2019, 5:15 pm

From: Victoria

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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BCEC Housing Affordability Report 2019 - Getting our house in order?

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Friday May 31, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Western Australia

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) invites you to the launch of the BCEC’s next report in the Focus on WA series, Getting our house in order? BCEC Housing Affordability Report 2019 with special guest speaker, the Hon. Peter Tinley AM, Minister for Housing; Veterans Issues; Youth; Asian Engagement.

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WEN QUEENSLAND MENTORING PROGRAMME LAUNCH EVENT

Date: Thursday Jun 6, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

Our WEN Qld Mentorship programme launch event, where mentors and mentees will officially meet in person for the first time to symbolically establish the beginning of their mentorship, will take place on 6th June 2019 at 12:00 pm. The School of Economics at the University of Queensland is supporting this initiative and will be providing a venue and catering. Registration will be necessary for catering purposes. 

NB This invitation is only open to the selected participants in the WEN Qld Mentoring Programme

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - June

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jun 7, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

FFE is an exciting initiative aimed at enriching the professional and social lives of Canberra economists. We aim to provide a congenial setting, on the first Friday of every month, to allow the interaction of mainly young Canberra economists, with a major Canberra economist invited to give a short address. Finger food and drinks provided free of charge.

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WEN Lunchtime Event: What’s in store for the South Australian economy?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 12, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: South Australia

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) invite you to a lunchtime event with special guest speaker, Cherelle Murphy, Senior Economist at ANZ. Cherelle will discuss the following topic: What’s in store for the South Australian economy?

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Presentation by Craig James Commsec - Economy 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 17, 2019, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

Economy 2019: Climbing a Wall of Worry - presentation in Townsville by Craig James, Chief Economist, Commsec

This address by high profile economist Craig James will assess trends in the Australian and global economies and how these trends impact the Townsville regional economy.

Craig James is a keenly sought after commentator in print media and on radio and TV.

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Emerging Economist Lunch with Maxine McKew

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 27, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

If you can't make all six of the Emerging Economist Series lunches but would like to attend this lunch, you may book your place here.

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2019 Queensland Winter School - Economics of Inequality

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 1, 2019, 3:30 pm

From: Queensland

Queensland Winter School - Economics of Inequality - Theory and Policy, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 1 - 3 July 2019

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and The University of Queensland (UQ) invite you to participate in the 2019 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 3.30pm,1 July to  1pm, 3 July.  The program features presentations by distinguished international scholars Professor John Roemer, Yale and Professor Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University.

Please see "View" button below for information on the program and the attractive venue, as well as details of the discount codes that apply to registrations by academics and HDR students. 

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ACE2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Sunday Jul 14, 2019, 12:00 am

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

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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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Call for Papers - Macroeconomics Workshop, Deakin

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 26, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Victoria

Deakin are organising the second Macroeconomics Development Workshop to be held at Deakin Downtown. The aim is to bring together macroeconomists and policymakers from the Australasian region to discuss recent developments in macro-development theory and policy.

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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 and hosted by Joanne Masters, EY Chief Economist. 

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

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The 2019 History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: New South Wales

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney, from 1730 Wednesday 2 October to 1800 Friday 4 October 2019. 

The KEYNOTE SPEAKER for the Conference is Professor Fabio Petri, University of Siena: ‘Capital Theory, 1874–2019, and the State of Macroeconomics’.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fabiopetripapers/home

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Australian Statistical Society and NZ Statistical Association Conference - ANZSC 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 6, 2020, 12:00 am

This conference brings together four leading statistical communities in the region – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association, the International Institute of Business Analysis (Special Interest Group for Business Analytics), and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics.

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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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