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2021 Treasury OECD Essay Competition

Entries are now open for the 2021 Treasury Essay Competition. This is a national essay contest run by The Treasury for Australian university students. This year the topic commemorates Australia’s 50 years of membership of the Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development (OECD).

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.  

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Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

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The Federal Budget May 2021

Poll 46

"On May 11, the government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'secure Australia's economic recovery and build for the future'.  What grade would you give the budget given that objective, A, B, C, D, E, F?"

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Budget strategy: how low should the budget attempt to push unemployment?

Poll 45

The budget strategy should commit the government to use fiscal policy to quickly drive down the unemployment rate until it is comfortably.....

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Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Poll 44

"Ahead of a decision about any permanent increase expected early next year, The Conversation and the Economic Society of Australia asked 45 of Australia’s leading economists where they thought JobSeeker should settle."

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Does the budget rebuild our economy and create jobs?

Poll 43

"On 6 October, the Government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'rebuild our economy and create jobs'.  What grade would you give the budget given the objective?  A, B, C, D, E, F"

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Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.

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Australian & NZ Standard Research Classification 2020

We are pleased to advise that the revised Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2020) is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Stats NZ websites.  The classification is the result of nearly two years of extensive consultations with researchers, universities, peak bodies and other users of the classification. Over 400 submissions were made by more than 300 individuals and organisations across two public consultation rounds. Over the duration of the review we received feedback covering all areas of research. The review team would like to thank you for your contribution to the review.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2020

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor Bruce Chapman and Professor Ian Harper.  Both recipients are also Economic Society NEP panellists.  Keep reading to see their contributions.

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize

Nicolas de Laubier-Longuet Marx from USA, Ahmed Abdul Mumin from Scotland, and Wannaphong Durongkaveroj from Australia for the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate Student category and Daksh Walia  and Pradnyee Kantak, both from India in the undergraduate student category.  All winners get a cash prize and are expected to be present at the 19th World Congress. I hope these awards will play a role in inspiring the winners not just to be creative thinkers but responsible citizens of the world

Helpful resources for managing the coronavirus pandemic

In addition to official health information, WEN has collated the following professional resources to help our community through the challenge of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes online resources to help our academics and teachers quickly switch to virtual classrooms and online teaching, resources to help workers convert to working-from-home, and weblinks to help with home schooling.

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Australia Day Honours 2020

The following people were recognised in the Australia Day Honours 2020.  Congratulations to Michael John Rice, Professor Hal Christopher Hill, Professor John Reginald Piggott and Professor Marjorie Lucy Moodie - keep reading to see their contributions.

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ACE2019

Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Presentations will be posted progressively.

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Events

Professional Development Seminar: Central Bank Communication – One Size Does Not Fit All - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 4, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

The Economic Society of Australia, Victoria Branch, invites you to our regular Professional Development Seminar series. At this seminar John Simon and Joan Huang from the Reserve Bank of Australia will discuss their recent research analysing central bank communication.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - Aug 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Aug 6, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Shane Garrett, Chief Economist Master Builders Australia

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. 

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Consortium for Inclusive Economics Education - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 9, 2021, 8:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Consortium for Inclusive Economics Education at UNSW is excited to be able to bring you an informal professional development event on Monday evening next week.  There is no participation fee and no need to RSVP.  

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Policy at the Pub: The Life and Times of Colin Clark - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 11, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The Economic Society of Australia, Victoria Branch, invites you to the upcoming Policy at the Pub event, with Alex Millmow presenting on his latest book "The Gypsy Economist: The Life and Times of Colin Clark".

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ESA event: The Commonwealth’s Trade Landscape in a Post-COVID World

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 19, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

Economic Society of South Australia is organising a paper presentation on 19th August by Dr Dessie Ambaw and Professor Peter Draper on The Commonwealth’s Trade Landscape in a Post-COVID World. 

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2021 Annual General Meeting with Rana Roy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 19, 2021, 6:30 pm

From: Tasmanian

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ESA NSW Branch - AGM 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 31, 2021, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the ESA NSW Branch will be held on Tuesday 31 August, 2021

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Women's Economic Security - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 1, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

With the Federal Government planning a Women’s Security Summit in September, Women in Economics NSW is drawing together an exceptional panel to explore the critical issue of women’s economic security. The focus of the Panel will be on what the experience of a working life facing workforce inequality, a gender pay gap, part time work and interrupted work patterns means for women approaching and over the course of their retirement. This event is brought to you by the ESA NSW Branch Women in Economics Network.

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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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