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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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ACE2019

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The call for Submissions is now open and you are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract for presentation at ACE2019.  Guidelines and all information is on the Conference Website. Early Bird Registration is also now open - click here to register.

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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Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Congestion Pricing

For our November poll, panelists were asked the following:  "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."

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Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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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

Breakfast: The economic value of the Great Barrier Reef.

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

The WEN Queensland and Deloitte would like to invite you to a breakfast event on the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef.

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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THE ECONOMIC VALUE OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 7:15 am

From: Queensland

The WEN Queensland and Deloitte would like to invite you to a breakfast event on the economic value of the Great Barrier Reef.

The event will include a presentation from the Authors of the Deloitte report “At what price? The economic, social and icon value of the Great Barrier Reef” followed by a panel discussion with the Authors and QUT Associate Professor Louisa Coglan on the important role of economics in decisions regarding our environment.

Deloitte has kindly offered to sponsor this event and breakfast will be served. There are only limited places available and for this reason registration will be necessary. We are looking forward to welcoming you all at our WEN Qld breakfast event.

Event Details:

Date: 21st March 2019

Time: 7:15am- 9:00am (event will start at 7:30 am)
Location: Deloitte, Level 23 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane 
Cost: FREE 

Registrations close on  14th March, 2019  Please confirm your attendance at this link.

Men and women can join WEN Qld by becoming members of ESA Qld and opting into WEN Qld at the moment of registration. If already an ESA Qld member, you can join WEN Qld changing your membership preferences from your ESA Qld member profile.

Both men and women are welcome to our events. Where specific initiatives and events are exclusive to women this will be clearly specified in the invitation and registration links.

With thanks to our event sponsor:

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ESA (ACT) Young Economists Welcome Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

ESA Young Economists invites you to join us for casual drinks at King O’Malley’s and connect with other young economists.

     

 

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Partner Event: The Economics of Cities

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Mar 25, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Victoria

The Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) at Monash Business School and Infrastructure Victoria invite you and your colleagues to a two-day workshop on the ‘Economics of Cities’.

The workshop will cover economic issues facing cities in both the developed and developing worlds. The workshop intends to bring together academics, economists, planners, modellers and geographers from the public and private sectors to explore the multifaceted theoretical and practical challenges of dealing with the emergence and growth of cities in a globalising world.

The workshop has been arranged to coincide with the visit of Professor Tony Venables to the CDES. Professor Venables is the BP Professor of Economics at Oxford University and Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. He is one of the originators of the new economic geography, co-authoring the influential book The spatial economy: cities, regions and international trade with Paul Krugman and Masahisa Fujita, as well as numerous academic papers on spatial economics, international trade and natural resources.

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The economics of digital disruption

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Join the Economic Society of Australia - Young Professionals and the Women in Economics Network Victorian branches for a dynamic interrogation of these questions with three experts at the forefront of digital disruption. For those who are new to these concepts, this session will outline the fundamentals of the economics behind digital technologies as a launchpad to the discussion. 

Our thanks to Deloitte Access Economics for generously partnering with ESA-YP and WEN to host this event.

 

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Economics of Walking

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 26, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia, SGS Economics and Planning and the Planning Institute of Australia have joined together to present a panel discussion on how a city’s infrastructure shapes walking decisions, and how these decisions affect the vibrancy of a city and its economy.

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Women in Economics Network: 2019 Federal Pre-Budget Forum

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 27, 2019, 11:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

Please join us for the Women in Economics Network: 2019 Federal Pre-Budget Address, to be held in Canberra on 27 March 2019 at The National Press Club.

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Future of Transport and Young Economists Networking Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 27, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

Future of Transport and Young Economists Networking Event

Join the Young Economists for a presentation on the Future of Transport and meet other Young Economists over drinks and savouries.  Economists in the 2017 and 2018 "grad intakes" in the private and public sectors are especially encouraged to attend to meet peers in other organisations. Other early career economists are also very welcome. 

The event is free thanks to generous support of our sponsors and the Economic Society Qld.  Prior registration is essential - please register below by cob 21 March. If the event shows as fully booked please email admin@esaqld.org.au to register on a wait list. 

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Professional Development Seminar on Gender Lensing with Miranda Stewart and Janine Dixon

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 28, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

March's Professional Development seminar will be on Gender Lensing and presented by Professor Miranda Stewart and Associate Professor Janine Dixon. Following the success of WEN's Gender Lensing Masterclass at the recent Australian Gender Economics Workshop, this seminar will provide a "sampler" of what this type of analysis is about.

The objective of this seminar is to provide a brief demonstration of an applied analysis of how budgetary and other economic policy settings can be gender-patterned in their impacts and incentive effects. It aims to whet the appetite for more extensive learning about the Gender Lensing approach which would equip professional economists with the skills and insights to undertake a gender-sensitive evaluation of policy settings.

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INCREASING PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN ECONOMICS

Date: Monday Apr 1, 2019, 7:00 am

From: Queensland

Griffith University Business School and WEN Qld would like to invite you to join them for breakfast as Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ Banking Group, Richard Yetsenga, addresses the theme of increasing the participation of women in economics.

Following guest speaker Richard Yetsenga's address, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A.

Event and registration details and are available at this link.

Registrations will close on 25th March 2019.

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Increasing participation of women in economics

Date: Monday Apr 1, 2019, 7:00 am

From: Women In Economics

Griffith University Business School and WEN Qld would like to invite you to join them for breakfast as Chief Economist and Head of Research at ANZ Banking Group, Richard Yetsenga, addresses the theme of increasing the participation of women in economics.

Following guest speaker Richard Yetsenga's address, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A.

Event and registration details and are available at this link.

Registrations will close on 25th March 2019.

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ACT Women in Economics: Special Guest Presentation by Professor Naila Kabeer

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 5, 2019, 11:00 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

On behalf of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, ACT Women in Economics Network and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, we are thrilled to invite you to a special guest presentation by feminist economist and Professor of Professor of Gender and Development at the Department of London School of Economics and Political Science, Naila Kabeer. 

         

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Policy in the Pub: April

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 17, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Please keep the date free for April's Policy in the Pub with further details to come.

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ESA Qld 2019 Business Lunch - Mr Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2019, 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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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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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. 

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

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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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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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