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Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) seeking researchers

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is launching a new website where researchers in Australia can find research data tools, resources, best-practice, news and events in one central hub. 

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ACE2022 Hold the Date

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon, and the Call for Abstracts will open in December.

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Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

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Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

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Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.

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Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

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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.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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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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Events

Nobel Night

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 1, 2021, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Economics to the people! Learn how the contributions of the 2021 Nobel Laureates in economics can improve policy and lives.  The Economic Society of Australia’s New South Wales branch invites you to celebrate the achievements of this year’s winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, and to engage with their implications for Australian public policy.

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ABARES Perspectives - Behind the scenes: people, policy & applied economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Dec 2, 2021, 1:00 pm

From: New South Wales

We invite you to ABARES Perspectives, an informative series of free online webinars on key industry assessments, market outlooks and behind the scenes insights to how ABARES works. 

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2021 Tasmanian Economic Forum - Where to Next?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Dec 3, 2021, 8:30 am

From: Tasmanian

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Climate Action: What do Economists think? - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Dec 6, 2021, 12:00 pm

Climate change is arguably one of the most important and complicated economic and public policy challenges facing our generation. As NASA says, one of the complexities of climate change is that it is a global problem, felt on local scales.  The IPCC 2021 climate change report and the recent UN 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) has served to intensify the policy debate here in Australia. In light of this, our National Women in Economics (WEN) committee has gathered together four female thought leaders and expert researchers to present their research and insights and engage in a panel discussion.  Timing of this event is AEDT (timezone converter)

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End of year celebration, including AGM - 2021 and a talk by State Under-Treasurer (South Australia)

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 7, 2021, 5:00 pm

From: South Australia

ECOSA AGM on Tuesday 7 December, 2021 followed by a talk by David Reynolds, Chief Executive, SA Department of Treasury and Finance.

 

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'Australia remade: a country fit for the age of disruption' - Young Economists Qld Event, 5:30pm to 8:00pm, Tuesday 7th December, 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 7, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

Join the Young Economists (YE) for their first in-person event in two years alongside an expert panel discussing how we can build an Australian economy fit for the modern world.

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End of Year Sundowner 2021 - Women in Economics WA and Economic Society of Australia WA

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 8, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

The ESA and WEN WA network invite you to attend our end of year sundowner drinks to celebrate the fantastic achievements we have made this year. This is a great informal event to catch-up with old friends and to make some new connections.

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End of Year Event 2021 at the Ship Inn

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 9, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

After yet another year of Zoom events, the Queensland Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, in a joint event with Women in Economics Network (Qld) and Young Economists Qld, is holding a live event so that members can meet and catch up on the year that was.

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ESA YP End of Year Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 9, 2021, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria

Join the Victoria Branch Young Professionals Network for this end of year event, a private screening of Wall Street (1987)

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Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 15, 2021, 4:30 pm

From: Victoria

After two years of working from home and online webinars, the Economic Society is looking forward to getting together in person, and promoting connection among our members and those interested in contemporary economic issues and debate.

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ESA (ACT) Christmas Drinks 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 16, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ESA (ACT) invites you to our Christmas Drinks.  Join us at the fun and Far East atmosphere of the Indian Accent restaurant.

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AARES 2022 Conference: Resilience in a time of uncertainty - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Feb 7, 2022, 8:00 am

The AARES 2022 conference is being organised by the AARES New England Branch in an online format. We have an impressive array of Keynote Speakers dealing with topical and important issues related to the theme of the conference.

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 12:00 am

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

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Parliament House Economics Dinner: Australian Economy after COVID-19

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 15, 2022, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Harper - AO 

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend our inaugural annual Parliament House Economics Dinner sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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WEAI Conference 2022

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 29, 2022, 12:00 am

Western Economic Association International invites you to their 97th Annual Conference.

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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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