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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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October Budget 2020 - preferred four programs

Poll 42 

"The October budget will see the government announce additional policies to support recovery.  Please nominate the four programs you think would be the most effective (for an intervention of a given size) over the next two years"

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The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions should...

Poll 41

"The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions, which are set to climb from 9.5% of wages to 12% over the next five years should...."

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Government Debt during the COVID19 Crisis

Poll 40

"Governments should provide ongoing fiscal support to boost aggregate demand during the economic crisis and recovery, even if it means a substantial increase in public debt"

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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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ACE2020 - to be deferred in response to COVID-19

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2020) which was scheduled to be held in Perth from 8 to 10 July 2020 will be deferred by a year, so we look forward to seeing everyone in Perth in 2021.

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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

Productivity reform in Australia and New Zealand: Barriers and opportunities - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Nov 24, 2020, 12:00 am

The forum will bring together leading experts to discuss priority policy issues to improve productivity. The program features speakers across a broad range of policy areas as well as a panel discussion featuring the Chairs of the Australian, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Productivity Commissions.

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Recent developments in the Australian and global economies - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 24, 2020, 1:30 pm

From: New South Wales

ABE are pleased to present a briefing and discussion with Dr Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia - Recent developments in the Australian and global economies.

 

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Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Branch) – Annual General Meeting 2020 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 25, 2020, 5:00 pm

From: Victoria

The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia will be held at 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 25 November 2020 via Zoom.

Afterwards there will be a presentation from Stephen Duckett and Anika Stobart from the Grattan Institute on COVID in Victoria – the story, the lessons, the controversies.


 
 
 

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WEN Webinar - Women and the Budget - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Thursday Nov 26, 2020, 1:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network, in partnership with Griffith University, invites you to an end-of-year webinar discussion to explore this issue and consider whether the government's budget responses have adequately addressed these gender-patterned impacts. Note: timing for this event is 1pm AEST.

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The impact of renewables on the National Electricity Market (NEM) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 26, 2020, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is an example of an energy-only market where all electricity generated is sold in the spot market. This feature of the NEM raises particular challenges during the transition to a cheaper, lower emissions electricity sector with a higher penetration of renewable resources. Join us for a webinar, during which the speakers will explore some of the key market design challenges associated with such transition.

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10th Annual Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Thursday Nov 26, 2020, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The School of Economics at the University of Sydney is pleased to present the 10th Warren Hogan Memorial Lecture with keynote, Dr Kerry Schott AO.

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Annual General Meeting - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 1, 2020, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 2, 2020, 8:30 am

From: New South Wales

We are delighted to be resurrecting our CBA Forum, originally scheduled for April, as an online event. The Virtual CBA Forum will be a one-day event via Zoom on Wednesday 2 December.  All program timings are AEDT.

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ESA (ACT) Christmas Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 2, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ESA (ACT) invites you to our Christmas Drinks.  Join us at the fun and tropical atmosphere of The Highball Express!

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2020-21 Victorian State Budget Review - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 3, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The Economic Society of Australia (Victorian Branch) invites members and guests to the annual Victorian State Budget Review.

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AARES 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Feb 8, 2021, 9:00 am

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic AARES has decided to hold the 2021 conference virtually, via an online platform. It is envisaged that majority of online sessions will be ‘live’ so that presenters and participants can interact more directly. Recordings of sessions will be available for later viewing. Conference presentations will be held from 9 to 12th February.

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WEAI Virtual Conference 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Mar 17, 2021, 12:00 am

Western Economic Association International invites you to present your latest research, organize a session, network with economists from around the world!

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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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