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ACE2021

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 will celebrate over 100 years of welfare economics and will bring together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.  

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved, its new digital archive. It includes records spanning almost 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. The first set of records released is a diverse sampler of the collection, with additional sets to be added twice yearly.

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Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Poll 44

"Ahead of a decision about any permanent increase expected early next year, The Conversation and the Economic Society of Australia asked 45 of Australia’s leading economists where they thought JobSeeker should settle."

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Does the budget rebuild our economy and create jobs?

Poll 43

"On 6 October, the Government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'rebuild our economy and create jobs'.  What grade would you give the budget given the objective?  A, B, C, D, E, F"

Photo Credit: Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND 

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Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.

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Australian & NZ Standard Research Classification 2020

We are pleased to advise that the revised Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2020) is available on the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Stats NZ websites.  The classification is the result of nearly two years of extensive consultations with researchers, universities, peak bodies and other users of the classification. Over 400 submissions were made by more than 300 individuals and organisations across two public consultation rounds. Over the duration of the review we received feedback covering all areas of research. The review team would like to thank you for your contribution to the review.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2020

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor Bruce Chapman and Professor Ian Harper.  Both recipients are also Economic Society NEP panellists.  Keep reading to see their contributions.

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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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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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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

Policy in the Pub: Thoughts on Australia’s Monetary-Fiscal Policy Framework - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 21, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The Economic Society of Australia, Victoria Branch, invites you to our first Policy at the Pub event for 2021 with Bruce Preston, Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne.

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2021 WEN QUEENSLAND MENTORING PROGRAMME LAUNCH EVENT

Date: Thursday Apr 22, 2021, 9:30 am

From: Queensland

Our 2021 WEN Qld Mentoring Programme launch event, where mentors and mentees will officially meet in person for the first time to symbolically establish the beginning of their mentorship, will take place on 22nd April 2021 at 09:30 am. Queensland Productivity Commission is supporting this initiative and will be providing a venue and catering. Registration will be necessary for catering purposes. 

NB This invitation is only open to the selected participants in the WEN Qld Mentoring Programme

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Unpacking the Circular Economy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 27, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

In this session with three leading economists working in the field, we will unpack just what is meant by the circular economy, what it looks like in Australia and how it interacts with the broader economy. We will also cover issues such as supply chains and financial market impacts, best practice in Australia and abroad, impacts on productivity, barriers to uptake, the role for government(s), implications for planning and how Donut Economics fits into the equation.

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WEN with Wine - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 27, 2021, 4:30 pm

From: Western Australia

WEN with Wine

As part of our new WEN with Wine series, we are pleased to invite you to hear from  from Gabriela D’Souza, Senior Economist at CEDA, to talk about CEDA’s research on skilled migration. The newly released report (available here) has found that nearly a quarter of permanent skilled migrants in Australia are working in a job beneath their skill level. Join Gabriela to hear about the results of the research, the recommendations for change and the important role of migration as Australia recovers from recession.

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WEN with WINE - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Tuesday Apr 27, 2021, 4:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

As part of our new WEN with Wine series, we are pleased to invite you to hear from  from Gabriela D’Souza, Senior Economist at CEDA, to talk about CEDA’s research on skilled migration.

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WEN Qld - Can Australian Media Survive Without Advertisers: The future of news - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 6, 2021, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

WEN Qld - Can Australian Media Survive Without Advertisers: The future of news

The Queensland branch of the Women in Economics Network and the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) at QUT invite you to a free webinar Can Australian Media Survive Without Advertisers: The future of news.

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WEN QLD: Can Australia Media Survive Without Advertising - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Thursday May 6, 2021, 5:00 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Queensland branch of the Women in Economics Network and the Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology (BEST) at QUT invite you to a free webinar Can Australian Media Survive Without Advertisers: The future of news.

 

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ESA (ACT): Budget Breakfast

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 13, 2021, 7:15 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend it's public Federal Budget Breakfast briefing by Danielle Wood at the beautiful Commonwealth Club.

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Critical Junctures/Critical perspectives – a call for new voices in tax reform - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended societies worldwide. It has exposed the consequences of economic stratification with the poor and marginalised disproportionately bearing the economic impact of the pandemic, the consequences of lockdown responses (such as the shut-down of Melbourne’s public housing towers) and the burden of disease.

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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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