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Awards 2024

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE24, held in Adelaide.  Read on to find out who won the 2024 ESA National Awards.

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Budget 2024

Poll 64

Top economists give budget modest rating and doubt inflation will fall as planned.

Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/

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ACE 2024

The Australian Conference of Economists was held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 July.  Presented papers will be published on our website in due course. 

Next year's ACE will be held at UTS in Sydney and coincides with the Society's 100 year anniversary.  Preparations are well underway to bring members a very special event - please stay tuned for more details about ACE25.  In the meantime, hold the date of 6-9 July 2025 and register your interest via the dedicated ACE25 website.

Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

Responses (50)
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Stiglitz Essay Prize Award

The Economic Society of Australia sponsors an annual Stiglitz Essay Prize in honour of Joseph Stiglitz. The Prize is awarded by the International Economic Association, an association founded in 1950 to support the study of economics across countries, with a particular focus on emerging economies. The ESA is a member of the IEA.

Christopher Parsons (UWA), presented the award on behalf of the Society.

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IEA Update from Dani Rodrik

The most important development to report is that our project on Advancing Women in Leadership in Economics, with the acronym IEA-WE, has been fully launched. This is a multi-year project that has been generously funded by Co-Impact Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. 

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

The latest tranche of archival records has been released in the Bank’s digital archive, Unreserved. It includes early economic analysis conducted by the central bank from 1930 to 1970.

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Events

WEN: July Breakfast Meet-Up

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 7:45 am

From: Victoria

The Women in Economics Network in Victoria is delighted to invite you to our upcoming breakfast meet-up in July.

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WEN VIC Breakfast Meet-Up

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 7:45 am

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network in Victoria is excited to extend a warm invitation to you for an informal breakfast meet-up in July.

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A deep dive into Australia's property market

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 11:00 am

From: Victoria

In a market that holds over $10 trillion, being able to forecast what it will do is particularly important, not just with respect to investment but also planning and revenue.

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Christmas in July!

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 5:45 pm

From: Victoria

As chilly winds sweep through Melbourne, we invite you to embrace the magic of Christmas in July with a night of ice skating and merriment!

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Emerging Economist Series 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Consisting of three dinners, the 2024 Emerging Economist Series will be held at the Reserve Bank of Australia's H.C. Coombs Centre. Attendance is by subscription to all three events and can be shared amongst your colleagues.

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The Value of Statistical Life: A discussion of the Issues

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 24, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

This talk covers issues in the uses of the value of statistical life in cost-benefit studies, with special reference to Australia. These include: whether and how to update the national value of life, still based on Dr Abelson's 2007 OBPR report; whether the values of lives lost by inaction or poor actions should be different from the values of lives saved; if the value of life should vary with other circumstances; when to use value of life years instead of value of life; and whether the value of a statistical life year should equal the value of a quality adjusted life year.

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Application for WEN (SA) Mentoring Program, 2024-25 now OPEN

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 29, 2024, 7:00 am

From: South Australia

WEN (SA) Mentoring Program, 2024-25

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Industrial Policy seminar featuring Dr Alex Robson, Productivity Commission Deputy Chair

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 30, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: Queensland

Dr Alex Robson, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission, will present on the revival of industrial policy: what's driving it and its pros and cons.

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Alice - Book Launch with Stuart Kells and Dr Michael Falk

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

From Wall Street to the supreme court, how the world's largest banks control the money markets and crush competition

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Cost Benefit Analysis Workshop (Intro or Advanced) - EOI Only - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 31, 2024, 8:45 am

From: Victoria

A few individuals missed out on the last 'Introduction to Cost-Benefit-Analysis' workshop, so we are opening up for Expressions of Interest. Register below if you would like to be notified about the next event. Let us know too if you would be interested in a 'Intermediate / Advanced' workshop.

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Studying Economics at University in WA: Information Session for High School Teachers, Students, and Parents

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2024, 5:00 pm

From: Western Australia

Are you considering studying economics at university in WA next year? Would you like to know more about your options for studying economics and where a degree in economics can take you? If so, you might be interested in an upcoming information session where you will have the opportunity to hear from academics and students from the three WA universities that offer degrees in economics.

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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2024, 8:15 am

From: New South Wales

The  Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2024 will be held as an in-person event in Sydney. 

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Tax, Justice and the Good Society

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2024, 5:00 pm

From: Victoria

“How are we to balance political and economic freedoms?”

Join Nobel Prize Laureate Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz to discuss this and other questions addressed in his latest book, The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society.

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LinkedUP!

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

It’s time for another LinkedUP! The WEN Queensland branch invites you to join us for an informal networking evening. Come along to connect or reconnect with old and new WEN members.

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RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA DEPUTY GOVERNOR'S LUNCH

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Aug 12, 2024, 11:45 am

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland Branch) invites you to an important luncheon address by Andrew Hauser, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) on 12 August 2024 from 11.45 am to 2pm at the Hilton Hotel. 

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Retirement Drivers and Outcomes in Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Professor Barrett speaks on the key drivers of retirement in Australia and the impact of retirement on outcomes including economic well-being, health and cognition. 

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Trivia Night 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

ESA's Trivia Night promises a night of fun, networking, general knowledge and trivia. The Economic Society of Australia invites members, young professionals, academics & students, and friends to a night of trivia fun and networking. 

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HETSA Annual Conference 2024

Date: Thursday Sep 26, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The 2024 HETSA Conference will be held at Alphacrucis University College, Cowper St Parramatta, Sydney, Australia from 26-27 September. This year we are welcoming colleagues from the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought to a joint 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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