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Call for abstracts on COVID-19 related health economics research

The International Health Economics Association (iHEA) is responsible for organizing two sessions at the annual American Economics Association/ASSA conference in 2021.  If you are undertaking COVID-19 related research, or know of colleagues undertaking such research, where this research will have a full draft paper ready by early December, we would welcome abstracts for consideration for these sessions.

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Social Distancing Measures, May 2020

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"The benefits to Australian society of maintaining social distancing measures sufficient to keep R<1 for COVID-19 are likely to exceed the costs"

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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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Awards 2019

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

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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

WEN with Wine: Impacts of the pandemic on women, including employment and production of goods - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 11, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

As part of our new WEN with Wine Series (temporarily replacing our Policy in the Pub events), we are pleased to invite you to hear from Simone McGurk, WA’s Minister for Women’s Interests. Timing of this event is AWST.

 

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Implications of COVID-19: What about the children? - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 15, 2020, 12:30 pm

Join our expert panel of economists from the public sector and academia as they discuss the evidence on the likely impact of COVID19 on children, their development and acquisition of human capital. Join us for this online panel discussion, which is part of ESA's national webinar series and is brought to you by Women in Economics.  Timing of this event is AEST.

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2020 Young Economists Qld Annual General Meeting - ONLINE ONLY - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 15, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

The Young Economists Society (QLD) welcomes members to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held via  Zoom on Monday 15 June 2020 commencing at 5.30pm.

The meeting will include an overview of the Young Economists events over the past year, the election of the Committee and discussion of our plans for the current year.

The agenda papers for the meeting, including the Zoom link and a proxy form if you are unable to attend, are shown here 2020 AGM YE Qld papers.

Please register by 12 June.

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Women in Economics Webinar - Macroeconomic Outlook - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 16, 2020, 12:30 pm

The worst case economic scenarios formulated when COVID-19 hit our shores earlier this year are now thankfully are being ruled out.  As our economy moves through the various stages of reopening, what are macroeconomists thinking now? By how much will GDP fall and unemployment rise? What other indicators should economists also be focusing on? We talk to leading economists, Felicity Emmett, Kaixin Owyong and Su Lin Ong to get their read on the outlook for the coming 12 months.  The session will be moderated by Elysse Morgan.  This WEN webinar has been organised by the ACT WEN Branch as part of the ESA/WEN National Seminar Series.

 

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2020 Women in Economics Qld AGM - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 16, 2020, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

2020 Annual General Meeting Women in Economics Qld Network

The AGM of the Women in Economics Network Qld (WEN Qld) will be held Via Zoom.

The agenda papers for the meeting, including the Zoom link and a proxy form if you are unable to attend, are shown here WEN Qld AGM papers .  While those with an interest in WEN Qld may attend, only those who are WEN Qld members and financial members of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) at the time of the AGM may vote.

Please register by 14 June.

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2020 ESA Qld Annual General Meeting - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 16, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

2020 Economic Society Qld Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) will be held Via Zoom.

The agenda papers for the meeting, including the Zoom link and a proxy form if you are unable to attend, are shown here - 2020 ESA Qld AGM papers.  While those with an interest in the Society may attend, only those who are financial members at the time of the AGM may vote.

Please register by 14 June.

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Policy and Professional Development in the Pub: The impact of land supply on detached residential property prices in Melbourne - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 17, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

This month's Policy in the Virtual Pub seminar presents research from an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant between The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne and the Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria on the impact of land supply on residential property prices. Please see Volume 4 of Victoria's Economic Bulletin for more details on this research.

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The economy and monetary policy - Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 30, 2020, 12:30 pm

As part of its webinar series, the Economic Society of Australia invites you to an important address and Q&A with Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia on the economy and monetary policy.  

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ACE 2020 - Deferred until 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 8, 2020, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2020) 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. Details of this event will be announced in due course.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 30, 2020, 9:00 am

From: Victoria

Pencil in the date for HETSA's 33rd Annual Conference with more details to come.

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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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