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Leading economists back Federal Government action to curb rising gas and electricity prices

Poll 57

Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly endorsed intervention to restrain gas and electricity prices, with only three of the 47 leading economists surveyed believing the best thing the government can do is to leave things to the market.

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

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. The latest release includes records about the work and influence of Dr HC Coombs along with additional records from the Bank’s Research Department, with much of the new information covering the period from the Bank’s ‘separation’ from the original Commonwealth Bank in 1960 through to the early 1970s.

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Is education or immigration the answer to our skills shortage? We asked 50 economists

Poll 56

Investing in Australians’ education is far more important than immigration in resolving the nation’s skills shortages, according to leading economists surveyed in the lead-up to this week’s jobs and skills summit.

The 50 top Australian economists polled by the Economic Society of Australia and The Conversation are recognised by their peers as leaders in their fields, including economic modelling, labour markets and public policy.

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Central Council Executive, 2022-2025

Following the Central Council meeting held at ACE 2022, we are pleased to confirm that Catherine de Fontenay was elected unopposed as President; Russell Ross was re-elected unopposed as Secretary; and following a secret ballot, Benedict Davies was re-elected (with 100% of the votes cast) as Treasurer.

Central Council would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing President Danielle Wood for her enormous contribution to the Society.  You can read more about Central Council's Executive here.

'It’s important not to overreact’: Australia’s top economists on how to fix high inflation

Poll 55

Australia’s top economists are divided about how to tackle ballooning inflation of 6.1% that’s forecast to climb to a three-decade high of 7.75% by the end of the year.

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Awards 2022

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2022 ESA National Awards.

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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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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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Events

Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2023

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 9, 2023, 9:00 am

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society. The AGEW will include a program of research presentations and a policy symposium session.  We look forward to reconnecting with many of our members, as well as new and returning faces.

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WEN Lunchtime online seminar on Violence Against Women in Australia - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 9, 2023, 12:00 pm

From: South Australia

Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and Women in Economics Network (WEN) members and associates warmly invite you to a lunchtime event with special guest speaker, Professor Deborah Loxton, Director of both the Centre for Women’s Health Research and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health at the University of Newcastle.  Professor Deborah Loxton, will present on the following topic: Violence Against Women in Australia.

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Annual forecasting conference Outlook for policy, politics and markets. And energy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 15, 2023, 7:15 am

From: New South Wales

Featuring three keynotes: Guy Debelle, Fortescue Future Industries; Marion Kohler, Reserve Bank of Australia; Chris Richardson, Rich Insightand a panel of leading market economists. 

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Book Launch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 15, 2023, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland Branch) will host the launch of Professor Lionel Page's book Optimally Irrational at Queensland University of Technology’s Gardens Point campus on Wednesday 15 February at 5pm. The event is free to attend. Advance registration is required for catering purposes.

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ABARES Outlook 2023: Early Bird Registration

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 7, 2023, 8:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

ESA invites members to attend a partner event: The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2023 conference. Be an early bird registration (before 27 January) to save $550. 

Register on ABARES website: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/outlook/register-today

Outlook 2023: two days of conversation on economic trends and significant issues for the agriculture sector

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17th Western Economic Association International Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 12, 2023, 8:00 am

Whether in-person or virtually, WEAI conferences bring together top economists from around the world to discuss their latest research. Join the conversation and plan to present a paper or organize a session! Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom on April 11th, 2023, with the in-person conference being held April 12-15, 2023 at the University of Melbourne. Keynote addresses include David Card, Cecilia Rouse, and Richard Blundell.

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IEA World Congress

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 11, 2023, 12:00 am

Call for Papers

The President of the International Economic Association (IEA) and Program Chair of the Twentieth World Congress of the IEA, invites you to submit a paper to the contributed sessions of this triennial congress, jointly organized with Universidad EAFIT, that will be held in Medellin, Colombia from December 11 to 15, 2023.

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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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