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The Federal Budget May 2021

Poll 46

"On May 11, the government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'secure Australia's economic recovery and build for the future'.  What grade would you give the budget given that objective, A, B, C, D, E, F?"

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ACE2021

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 will celebrate over 100 years of welfare economics and will bring 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.  

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Budget strategy: how low should the budget attempt to push unemployment?

Poll 45

The budget strategy should commit the government to use fiscal policy to quickly drive down the unemployment rate until it is comfortably.....

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Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Poll 44

"Ahead of a decision about any permanent increase expected early next year, The Conversation and the Economic Society of Australia asked 45 of Australia’s leading economists where they thought JobSeeker should settle."

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Does the budget rebuild our economy and create jobs?

Poll 43

"On 6 October, the Government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'rebuild our economy and create jobs'.  What grade would you give the budget given the objective?  A, B, C, D, E, F"

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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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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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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

Trivia Night 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 23, 2021, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

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

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ACT WEN Book club

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 23, 2021, 8:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Please come and join us for our first ACT WEN Book club.

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WEAI Virtual 96th Annual Conference - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jun 27, 2021, 12:00 am

Preliminary program is now posted. You are invited to browse the 275 sessions on tap. Click here for more.

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International Economic Association World Congress - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jul 2, 2021, 12:00 am

We are delighted to share with you the program of live sessions for the upcoming World Congress of the International Economic Association taking place 2-6 July. All sessions in the program are by Zoom and you are required to register in advance. The email below contains instructions on how to register. Registration is free of charge. Click here to download the program and complete the registration form.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - July 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jul 2, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

FFE is an exciting initiative aimed at enriching the professional and social lives of Canberra economists. We aim to provide a congenial setting, on the first Friday of every month, to allow the interaction of mainly young Canberra economists, with a major Canberra economist invited to give a short address. 

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ESA (ACT): Faster Rail Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 5, 2021, 11:00 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend our Faster Rail Event hosted by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications and sponsored by GHD.

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ESA Qld 2021 Business Lunch - Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 8, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Australian Conference of Economists (Virtual) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 12, 2021, 12:00 am

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

 

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ESA WA Branch 2021 AGM and Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 14, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

We invite you to join the ESA WA Branch 2021 Annual General Meeting and dinner on Wednesday 14th July 2021 at the Royal Perth Yacht Club. 

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Critical Junctures/Critical perspectives – a call for new voices in tax reform - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended societies worldwide. It has exposed the consequences of economic stratification with the poor and marginalised disproportionately bearing the economic impact of the pandemic, the consequences of lockdown responses (such as the shut-down of Melbourne’s public housing towers) and the burden of disease.

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The 25th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The 25th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC2021) will be hosted by the University of Queensland, Brisbane on 15 -16 July 2021. All presentations will be delivered via Zoom.  The theme of the conference this year is Teaching Design for Cooperative Learning. Papers on this topic are encouraged, but submissions on any aspect of Economics Education are welcome too.

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2021 Queensland Economics Winter School

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jul 21, 2021, 7:45 am

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH), University of Queensland (UQ) invites you to participate in the 2021 Queensland Economics Winter School at UQ Brisbane City.

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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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