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Emeritus Professor Murray Chilvers Kemp (UNSW Sydney) AO (1926–2021)

The field of international trade theory has just suffered the loss of a giant!  Professor Murray Chilvers Kemp passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Sydney on Fathers’ Day, 5  September 2021, aged 95.


Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

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Responses (999)

Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.


Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

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Responses (1001)


The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought 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.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 


Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (999)

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.


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.


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.


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.



WEN Qld – Lights, Camera, Pandemic? The Australian film industry featuring COVID-19 - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Tuesday Sep 21, 2021, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

The Queensland branch of the Women in Economics Network invites you to a free webinar about the business of show business: Lights, Camera, Pandemic? The Australian film industry featuring COVID-19.

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Australia's policy and reform agenda amid the COVID crisis - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 12, 2021, 1:30 pm

From: New South Wales

ABE are pleased to present conversation with Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM, Chancellor, Macquarie University. Martin will be in virtual conversation discussing major policy and reform issues in the context of the pandemic, including climate change, education and skills, fiscal and monetary policy, the federation and our handling of the pandemic. Martin also will take questions from our audience.

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2021-2022 Western Australian State Budget Review

Date: Thursday Oct 21, 2021, 5:15 pm

From: Women In Economics

The WA Government released it’s 2021-22 Budget on 9 September 2021. Western Australia is in an enviable positon, with one of the strongest economies in the nation and a record budget surplus of $5.7 billion amidst a global pandemic. However, the strength of our economy does not mean that all sectors are faring equally well, or that we are immune to future shocks and structural changes in the global economy.

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