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Young Economists Competition - Call for Papers

Young economists can play an important role in shaping the future of Europe, and this competition gives them the chance to share their fresh perspectives on today’s challenges.  Every year the ECB invite young economists to enter our research competition. Finalists are invited to the annual ECB Forum on Central Banking, and the overall winner is awarded €10,000.  Read more here: https://www.ecb.europa.eu/pub/conferences/ecbforum/YE_competition//html/index.en.html

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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ACE2021

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 will celebrate over 100 years of welfare economics and will bring 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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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved, its new digital archive. It includes records spanning almost 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. The first set of records released is a diverse sampler of the collection, with additional sets to be added twice yearly.

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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

What the Budget Means for Women - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday May 17, 2021, 12:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network NSW Branch invite you to join our three incredible panellists – Nicki Hutley, Danielle Wood and Danielle Woolley - as we discuss what the Federal Budget means for women. Putting a gender lens on the Budget, we will cover a range of issues including superannuation, the gender pay gap, paid parental leave, violence against women and social policy issues.  

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The Federal Budget 2021-22: A post-Budget briefing

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday May 18, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Resuming a long-standing tradition, Secretary Kennedy will brief ABE members and guests about the architecture of the 2021-22 Federal Budget including forecasts, measures, impacts. This will be our first post-pandemic event presented in a venue. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with colleagues over lunch. Dr Kennedy has agreed to field questions from the audience.

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Ask the Experts - A policymakers perspective on stakeholder engagement with The Hon Dr Peter Hendy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 25, 2021, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Ask the Experts - A policymakers perspective on stakeholder engagement with The Hon Dr Peter Hendy: in this 45 minute session, hear from The Hon Dr Peter Hendy as he unpacks the critical skills and attributes professional economists must know and the role of economists in the policymaking framework. Learn about specific strategies to build your skills, mental frameworks, and knowledge to help you become the best economist you can be.

 

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Economic Update – University Students - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021, 4:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

The RBA is hosting a special webinar for university economics students and their educators – an RBA economist will share insights on monetary policy and current economic conditions. Please circulate to any students who you think may be interested in attending. Students and educators should register directly to attend this online event.

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The 2021 - 2022 Victorian State Budget Review - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 26, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The Victorian Government will deliver its 2021-22 Budget on 20 May 2021. What have been the implications of the pandemic on the Victorian economy and government finances? And what is the focus of the Government’s expenditure plans for economy recovery and policy priorities?  This event will be held via Zoom from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm AEST

 

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Explore Economics: Study and Careers  – High School Students - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Thursday May 27, 2021, 4:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

A special webinar for Year 9-12 students – RBA economists will discuss their career paths, their work, and the benefits of studying Economics. Students should register directly to attend this online event.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - June 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jun 4, 2021, 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. 

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Assumptions challenged, learnings and implications for debt…

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 8, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

ABE are pleased to present a briefing and discussion with

Mr Rob Nicholl
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM)

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WEAI Virtual 96th Annual Conference - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jun 27, 2021, 12:00 am

Preliminary program is now posted. You are invited to browse the 275 sessions on tap. Click here for more.

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ESA Qld 2021 Business Lunch - Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 8, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Australian Conference of Economists (Virtual) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 12, 2021, 12:00 am

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

 

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Critical Junctures/Critical perspectives – a call for new voices in tax reform - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended societies worldwide. It has exposed the consequences of economic stratification with the poor and marginalised disproportionately bearing the economic impact of the pandemic, the consequences of lockdown responses (such as the shut-down of Melbourne’s public housing towers) and the burden of disease.

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The 25th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The 25th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC2021) will be hosted by the University of Queensland, Brisbane on 15 -16 July 2021. All presentations will be delivered via Zoom.  The theme of the conference this year is Teaching Design for Cooperative Learning. Papers on this topic are encouraged, but submissions on any aspect of Economics Education are welcome too.

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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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