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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

Reflecting on the SAPC – contributing to SA productivity - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 26, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

The Economic Society of Australia (South Australia) is organising an evening ONLINE event with our special guest speaker, Dr Matthew Butlin from the South Australian Productivity Commission on Tuesday 26 October, 2021. The topic of the presentation is  "Reflecting on the SAPC – contributing to SA productivity"

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Professional Development Seminar: Productivity Commission - Modelling Working from Home - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 28, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employees and firms to experiment with working from home. This demonstrated that many jobs can done effectively from home and that the number of people working from home will likely remain high relative to pre-pandemic levels. 

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Early insights into gender impacts of COVID-19 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021, 12:00 pm

The ACT Branch of the Women in Economics Network is pleased to host a webinar on the gender impact of COVID-19, featuring four contributors from September’s Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics. Their research provides early analysis on some of the key economic issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and explores gender issues raised by the pandemic both directly in the labour market and indirectly through its effects on particular aspects of economic and social life.

 

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WEN (ACT) Annual General Meeting 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Women in Economics Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. The meeting will be face to face and by zoom for registered attendees. 

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ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ESA (ACT) is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. It is a face to face meeting for 22 members, with a zoom option for additional members.

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In Conversation with Ross Garnaut - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Nov 8, 2021, 4:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Ross Garnaut delves into the economic impact of the pandemic, by exploring the challenges Australia carried into the pandemic, identifying alternative paths forward for our nation in the post-pandemic world, and demonstrating how Australia can reset its economy and build a successful future. Timing of this event is 4pm AEDT.

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The Economic Impact of COVID on Women - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 10, 2021, 10:15 am

From: New South Wales

Online LITE Event: Guest Speaker Danielle Wood on the Economic Impact of COVID on Women

The Lighthouse Talks in Economics (LITE) Program aims to establish and nurture a trans-disciplinary dialogue among scholars in Economics, the Humanities and the Social Sciences on contemporary issues of societal relevance. It aims to establish a venue for critical thinking where focal ideas are examined and discussed to reach out and develop a more complex understanding of contemporary societies.

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34th PhD Conference in Economics & Business - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Nov 11, 2021, 8:45 am

Welcome to the 34th Ph.D. Conference in Economics and Business. The conference started in the 1980s as a platform for Australian PhD students to present their work in front of Australian academics and their peers. Over the years it has become a true Australian institution, allowing students the opportunity of having their papers discussed by an expert in their field, of networking and preparing for the challenges of job market. We are thrilled to organise it this year at the School of Economics at The University of Queensland.

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Women in Economics Virtual Retreat 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Nov 15, 2021, 3:00 pm

The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

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Recent developments in the domestic and global economies - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 16, 2021, 1:30 pm

From: New South Wales

In the current circumstances ABE is unable to host our annual dinner featuring as guest speaker Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia. Instead we'll present a webinar. We hope that you'll join us. And we hope to back in the room from early next year.

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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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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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