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Vale Professor Geoffrey Brennan

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Professor Geoffrey Brennan.

Geoffrey Brennan was an outstanding scholar, who did ground-breaking work in economics and philosophy and at their intersection and played a major role in the development of PPE as a global interdisciplinary research program.

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WEN Credible Blog Series Writing Competition - Winners Announcement

In 2022, NSW WEN hosted its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series.

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ACE 2022

Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 was held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, sought to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces.

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Prioritising issues for the incoming Government

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Panellists were asked: 

"From this list, please pick the three issues you think will be the most important for the incoming government and should be the most important in the election".

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

Over the past year, the Reserve Bank has been releasing a large volume of digitised archival records to the public through our digital archive (called Unreserved). These records span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. In this latest release, users will find primary source material about government finances, the evolving international architecture of the 20th century and economic analysis for the period from 1918 to 1966.

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What should the budget deficit be?

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Given the economic environment, compared to the December projection what should the budget deficit be?

Cut emissions, not petrol tax; fund childcare, not beer. What economists want from next week’s budget


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Intake of permanent migrants

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"What do you think the intake of permanent migrants should be in coming years"

Australia’s leading economists have overwhelmingly endorsed a return to the highest immigration intake on record, saying Australia should aim for at least 190,000 migrants per year as it opens its borders, up from the target of 160,000 per year set ahead of COVID.

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Awards 2021

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2021 ESA National Awards.

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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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Events

Social Inclusion and Diversity in Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 16, 2022, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria

WEN Victoria and the Department of Economics at Monash University invite you to a panel discussion and Q&A on Social Inclusion and Diversity in Economics.

 

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SPECIAL INVITATION: Gender Responsive Budgeting in Australia: Insights into government budget statements and processes - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 18, 2022, 12:30 pm

The value of placing a “gender lens” on economic policy and budget design is gaining stronger attention in the Australian policy environment.

In recognition of the growing interest in Gender Responsive Budgeting at the Federal Government level and among various State Governments in Australia, the Women in Economics Network is organising a two-part online event on the purpose and practice of Gender Responsive Budgeting.  

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Delivering Customer Value: A new framework for water regulation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 23, 2022, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

All people in NSW expect safe reliable drinking water and wastewater services at a fair price. However, the environment in which monopoly water businesses plan and deliver services is changing. Population growth, climate change, economic shocks, digital technology and new government water strategies all present challenges that water businesses need to plan for and manage.

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ESA (ACT) Health Economics with Dr Stephen Duckett

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 25, 2022, 7:15 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) would like to invite you to attend a breakfast at the beautiful Commonwealth Club with a presentation on Health Economics by Dr Stephen Duckett. 

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Australia's Great Depression - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 25, 2022, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

The Great Depression is still recognised as the worst economic crisis the world has faced.  Australia was hit particularly hard. Possibly one in three Australians were unemployed at the depths of the Depression. Yet the capacity of Australian governments to respond to the mass social distress proved limited. 

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National Social Sciences Week - Impact of Climate Change on WA

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 6, 2022, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

In support of National Social Sciences Week ESA WA is hosting an event on the Impact of Climate Change on WA Agriculture at the University of Western Australia.

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Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games Economic Impacts Seminar

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 9, 2022, 12:15 pm

From: Queensland

This seminar will explore the potential economic impacts of the 2032 Games – the opportunities, the traps to avoid, and the lessons learnt from previous host cities such as München, Sydney and London.  With only ten years to the 2032 Games, it is critical that these opportunities and risks are carefully managed by our Federal, State and Local Governments to ensure that South East Queensland achieves the maximum benefits from hosting the 2032 Games.

 

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Call for Papers - Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Monday Nov 14, 2022, 8:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and European Central Bank are organising the Conference on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Economics, Finance, and Central Banking to be held in-person and on-line on November 14–15, 2022. The conference is hosted by the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and it is the fourth in a series of annual conferences that primarily focuses on issues encountered by under-represented groups in economics, finance, and central banking.

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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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