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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 July, with a Welcome Reception on the evening of 9th July.  Registration is now open.

 Eminent Speaker Series: Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

FDI and Superstar Spillovers: Evidence from firm-to-firm transactions

Using firm-to-firm transactions, we show that starting to supply a 'superstar' firm (large domestic firms, exporters and multinationals) boosts productivity by 8% in the medium run.

Join us for this Member-Only event which is part of ESA's Eminent Speaker Series

Event

Date From : Wed May 22, 2024 : 12:00
Date To : Wed May 22, 2024 : 13:00

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Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

Responses (50)
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Stiglitz Essay Prize Award

The Economic Society of Australia sponsors an annual Stiglitz Essay Prize in honour of Joseph Stiglitz. The Prize is awarded by the International Economic Association, an association founded in 1950 to support the study of economics across countries, with a particular focus on emerging economies. The ESA is a member of the IEA.

Christopher Parsons (UWA), presented the award on behalf of the Society.

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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

Poll 61

Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero

Responses (208)
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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

The latest tranche of archival records has been released in the Bank’s digital archive, Unreserved. It includes early economic analysis conducted by the central bank from 1930 to 1970.

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We can and should keep unemployment below 4%, says our survey of top economists

Poll 60

Australia’s leading economists believe Australia can sustain an unemployment rate as low as 3.75% – much lower than the latest Reserve Bank estimate of 4.25% and the Treasury’s latest estimate of 4.5%.

Responses (60)
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IEA Update from Dani Rodrik

The most important development to report is that our project on Advancing Women in Leadership in Economics, with the acronym IEA-WE, has been fully launched. This is a multi-year project that has been generously funded by Co-Impact Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. 

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Awards 2023

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE2023, held in Brisbane.  Read on to find out who won the 2023 ESA National Awards.

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Events

WEN (SA) event: Fireside chat featuring Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 23, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: South Australia

Invitation to Women in Economics Network event: Fireside chat featuring Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) and BDO invite you to a lunch time panel with Danielle Wood, Dr Jacky Southcott, and Lisa Carlin. The panel will be moderated by Dr Tania Dey.

 Panellists will share their journey in the economics profession. Danielle will share her journey to becoming Chair of the Productivity Commission. Speakers will discuss the importance of women in leadership positions as well as key economics and policy issues.

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Efficient and effective regulation in dealing with oligopolistic behaviour

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 23, 2024, 12:30 pm

From: Queensland

As former Competition Policy Minister and now as Independent Reviewer of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, Dr Emerson will speak on the prevalence of oligopolies in Australia and the role and limits of government regulation dealing with oligopolies.

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2024-25 Budget Seminar

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 23, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The 2024-25 Budget - What does it mean for the Australian economy and the general public?

This seminar will unpack what the May Budget means: 

Is it economically sound? 

What does it tell us about government priorities? 

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Winners and Losers in the US-China Trade War

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Monday May 27, 2024, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria

In this lecture, Dr Amiti will examine the consequences of the U.S.-China trade war on the U.S. economy.

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The State of Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024, 12:00 pm

There has been a consequential fall in the size and diversity of the economics student population in Australia. One approach to looking at the economics discipline in a structured way is to ask the following questions. Who studies economics? What is the pipeline of potential economics graduates? How are economic skills rewarded by the labour market? And what is the level of economic literacy in the community? Some high-level answers to these questions are provided in a summary of the current ‘state of economics’.

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Does Australia naturally tend towards oligopoly and if so, does it matter?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 29, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Dr Emerson will speak on the prevalence of oligopolies in Australia and the role and limits of government regulation dealing with oligopolies.

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Workshop: Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 4, 2024, 8:45 am

From: Victoria

Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis is an in-person one-day course that provides a grounding in CBA principles and tools for anyone writing, reading, reviewing, or commissioning CBAs.

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2024 Giblin Lecture and Economists Networking Dinner, Hobart

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 4, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Tasmania

You are invited to the 2024 Annual Giblin Lecture followed by the Economists Networking Dinner. 

Hosted by the University of Tasmania in collaboration with the Economic Society of Australia, Tasmania branch, you will join the speaker, Professor David Byrne, as well as industry colleagues, University of Tasmania academics and future economists, for an evening of food, drinks, insights, connections, and thought-provoking discussion.

Limited tickets are available, book now to avoid disappointment.

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2024 Giblin Lecture with Professor David Byrne - Hobart and online

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 4, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmania

Dollars and Sense: Exposing unfair pricing

Join us in-person in Hobart or online as Professor David Byrne discusses why big players are able to dominate industries leaving little room for competition. 

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Gender pay gap in Australia - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 5, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Join us for this online event to hear researchers Silvia Griselda and Elyse Dwyer discuss the findings of their recent research into the drivers of the gender pay gap in Australia. The event will be moderated by NSW WEN Chair Evie Fox Koob.

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2024 Giblin Lecture with Professor David Byrne - Launceston

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 5, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: Tasmania

Dollars and Sense: Exposing unfair pricing

Join us in-person in Launceston as Professor David Byrne discusses why big players are able to dominate industries leaving little room for competition. 

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Better Competition, Better Prices

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 12, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Dr Mulino will be talking about the House Standing Committee's work on competition and their latest report titled "Better Competition, Better Prices". 

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ACE 2024

Event Type: ACE24

Date: Tuesday Jul 9, 2024, 12:00 am

Join us for the Australian Conference of Economists 2024, being held in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Emerging Economist Series 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Consisting of three dinners, the 2024 Emerging Economist Series will be held at the Reserve Bank of Australia's H.C. Coombs Centre. Attendance is by subscription to all three events and can be shared amongst your colleagues.

The program offers a fantastic professional development opportunity for economists. The first lunch will take place on Tuesday 23 July 2024 with Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission REGISTER NOW

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Alice - Book Launch with Stuart Kells and Dr Michael Falk

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 30, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

From Wall Street to the supreme court, how the world's largest banks control the money markets and crush competition

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