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Awards 2019

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2019 in Melbourne

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Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women - April 2019

Poll 37

Proposition 1: "Without changes to existing public policy or private sector practice in Australia, motherhood will always negatively affect a woman's career."

Proposition 2: "In Australia, fathers are more restricted than mothers in fulfilling a caring role while in employment."

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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. Prresentations will be posted as soon as possible.

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Professional accreditation of economists

NEP poll 36 - March 2019 - For our second Poll this year, our panellists were asked to comment on the following two propositions:

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 


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Bank Royal Commission (II)

NEP poll 35 - February 2019

In the first poll of 2019 – following on from our Banking Royal Commission poll last year about the risk of a credit squeeze, and before the Commission’s Final Report was released – our panellists were asked for their opinions on the following proposition:

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Events

WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Western Australia

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

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Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia

Submissions are now open for the Treasury/ETAWA Annual Schools Economics Competition. The competition is run by the Western Australian Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Economic Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and is open to all year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Western Australian secondary schools.

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Recent developments in the Australian and global economies

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists are pleased to present a lunch in support of The Anika Foundation with a briefing by Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Professional Development Seminar on Better evidence for decisions in a complex world

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

July's Professional Development seminar will be presented by Professor Patricia Rogers from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government

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Trade Tensions Panel Discussion, 1 August 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) is holding a panel discussion on current global trade tensions and the implications to the Australian economy. The panel features Simon Fischer, Trade and Investment Queensland, Renuka Mahadevan (UQ), Tony Makin (Griffith), and Pascalis Raimondos (QUT).

The event is free to all. Registrations are needed for catering purposes.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - August

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Aug 2, 2019, 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. Finger food and drinks provided free of charge.

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Wayne Byres, Chairman of APRA - EES Lunch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 7, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

If you can't make all six of the Emerging Economist Series lunches but would like to attend this lunch, you may book your place here.

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Annual General Meeting and Dinner 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be convened at 5:30 pm Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Rambla on the Swan Restaurant, 39/85 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth: http://ramblaonswan.com.au/. The AGM will be followed by networking and the WA Branch’s annual dinner.  The dinner, which will commence at 6:30 pm, will feature the awarding of the Society’s prizes for academic excellence in 2018.

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Policy in the Pub: Economics of the Medical Workforce

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 21, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

August's Policy in the Pub will feature Professor Anthony Scott from the University of Melbourne who will be discussing the Economics of the Medical Workforce.

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ESA (ACT): Cost of Defence – How to spend over $100 million per day

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 22, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a presentation from Dr Marcus Hellyer. This event is a Professional Members only event.

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Call for Papers - Macroeconomics Workshop, Deakin

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 26, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Victoria

Deakin are organising the second Macroeconomics Development Workshop to be held at Deakin Downtown. The aim is to bring together macroeconomists and policymakers from the Australasian region to discuss recent developments in macro-development theory and policy.

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ESA (ACT): Lunch with RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a lunch & presentation from Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle and hosted by Joanne Masters, EY Chief Economist. 

The venue is the beautiful and relaxing facilities at The Commonwealth Club.

Thank you to our generous sponsor EY

   

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Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Delivering the 2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 12, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Public policy - the first line of defence

Drawing on her extensive experience during a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors, Karen Chester will discuss the key role that public policy should play as the first line of defence for establishing competitive and fair markets. The subsequent lines of defence being consumers, the conduct of firms and finally the regulator. Karen will also explore why a few critical markets today (including the financial system) are falling short in delivering competitive and fair outcomes and how these failings might be addressed.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University. 

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The 2019 History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: New South Wales

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney, from 1730 Wednesday 2 October to 1800 Friday 4 October 2019. 

The KEYNOTE SPEAKER for the Conference is Professor Fabio Petri, University of Siena: ‘Capital Theory, 1874–2019, and the State of Macroeconomics’.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fabiopetripapers/home

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Lunchtime Seminar: The Digital Revolution and the State. The Great Reversal

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 9, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

All of the components of the Digital Revolution, from silicon to software and on to the internet, were spawned by the American state.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 17, 2019, 9:00 am

The Retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 5, 2020, 9:00 am

The next Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2020) will be hosted by the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in partnership with QUT, in Brisbane, Australia, on 5-7 February 2020.

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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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