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WEN Credible Blog Series Writing Competition

In 2022, NSW WEN is hosting its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series.

Applicants must be current ESA WEN members, unless they are students (join now)

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ACE2022 Hold the Date

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon, and the Call for Abstracts will open in December.

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Vale Professor Geoff Harcourt

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of one of Australia’s greatest economists, Professor Geoffrey Harcourt who died early on Tuesday morning, 7 December, age 90.  Geoffrey was arguably Australia’s best-known economist globally. Geoffrey was a supreme advocate for the post-Keynesian school of economic thought. He had a life-long commitment to work towards alleviating poverty and against social and racial discrimination. And, throughout his lengthy adult life, Geoffrey was deeply engaged with the economics community.

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Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) seeking researchers

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is launching a new website where researchers in Australia can find research data tools, resources, best-practice, news and events in one central hub.

 

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Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

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Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

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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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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.

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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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ACE2021

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. 

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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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Events

AARES 2022 Conference – Women in Economics Networking Session and Gender Paper Stream - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Monday Feb 7, 2022, 8:00 am

From: Women In Economics

This year we will be building on the Women in Economics sessions that have been a popular feature of recent AARES conferences, by showcasing the growing body of research on gender and agriculture and the environment across the globe.

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AARES 2022 Conference: Resilience in a time of uncertainty - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Feb 7, 2022, 8:00 am

The AARES 2022 conference is being organised by the AARES New England Branch in an online format. We have an impressive array of Keynote Speakers dealing with topical and important issues related to the theme of the conference.

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Forecasting conference: Outlook for policy, politics and markets - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 8, 2022, 7:45 am

From: New South Wales

Featuring three keynotes: Adam Boyton, National Skills Commissioner; Bradley Jones, Reserve Bank of Australia; Shane WrightThe Sydney Morning Herald and The Age; and a panel of leading market economists.

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VIRTUAL COURSE - Women's labour market, institutions and social norms - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 9, 2022, 9:00 am

As part of the forthcoming Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2022, one of the keynote speakers, Professor Núria Rodríguez – Planas, from the City University of New York, Queens College, will give a 3 hour virtual course, via Zoom, on “Women’s Labour Market, Institutions and Social Norms.”

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IN PERSON 5th Annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022)

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 12:00 am

In-person attendance - register here for the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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VIRTUAL - 5th Annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 8:00 am

Virtual attendance via Zoom - register here for the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

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POSTPONED- Parliament House Economics Dinner: Australian Economy after COVID-19

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 15, 2022, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

NEW DATE TO BE ADVISED. POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19

Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Harper - AO 

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend our inaugural annual Parliament House Economics Dinner sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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Credible Economist Writing Competition: Q&A and workshop event - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 23, 2022, 10:00 am

NSW WEN recently announced the inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series. Selected articles that best fit the evaluation criteria will receive prizes of up to $750. Submissions close on 1 April 2022.

To assist applicants in preparing submissions, NSW WEN will be holding a Q&A and workshop event.

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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 27, 2022, 8:00 am

From: New South Wales

CBA Forum, Hold the Date, Wednesday 27 April.  We have set the date for the Cost Benefit Analysis Forum - 2022 as an in-person event in Sydney. The program details are being finalised and will be released next month. We welcome suggested topics for inclusion in the program and are also gauging interest in a potential half-day Introduction to CBA Course, to be held in conjunction with the forum..  Please Contact Us with your feedback.

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WEAI Conference 2022

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 29, 2022, 12:00 am

Western Economic Association International invites you to their 97th Annual Conference.

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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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