Central Council

Latest News

October Budget 2020 - preferred four programs

Poll 42 

"The October budget will see the government announce additional policies to support recovery.  Please nominate the four programs you think would be the most effective (for an intervention of a given size) over the next two years"

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

Responses (149) Read more...

AGEW2021(8-9 Feb 2021) - Call for Papers

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is looking forward to continuing to host the annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW), and offering this important forum for economic researchers to share their latest research on gender economics issues.  Given the persisting uncertainties and travel restrictions related to COVID-19, we will have to wait for some time until we are able to physically welcome you again to the AGEW. 

Read more...

The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions should...

Poll 41

"The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions, which are set to climb from 9.5% of wages to 12% over the next five years should...."

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

Responses (44) Read more...

Government Debt during the COVID19 Crisis

Poll 40

"Governments should provide ongoing fiscal support to boost aggregate demand during the economic crisis and recovery, even if it means a substantial increase in public debt"

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

Responses (50) Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

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.

Read more...

Events

2020 Young Economist Address and 2020 ESA Awards - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Oct 26, 2020, 5:30 pm

Annual ESA National Awards and the 2020 Young Economist Address: The Young and Economists in the Covid Era 

In this talk, 2019 ESA Young Economist of the Year Professor Gigi Foster will share her research findings and reflections related to the Covid-19 crisis in Australia, focussing especially on what it means to be young and what it means to be an economist in Australia today.   Times shown are AEDT.

Book Online NOW

View ...

ABE Schools Conference - COVID: Impacts on the economy and the labour market, monetary policy responses - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 27, 2020, 1:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Australian Business Economists (ABE) presents an event designed for high school students in years 10, 11 and 12.  

View ...

Policy in the Pub: Housing and the Western Australian Economy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 27, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

As part of our 'Policy in the Pub' series, join Cath Hart, Executive Director of HIA WA, to discuss the role of housing in economic recovery, the impacts of policy changes and the outlook for the Western Australian housing sector and economy.

Book Online NOW

View ...

ESA (ACT) Annual Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 28, 2020, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

After six months of limited face-to-face contact with fellow economists, we hope you’ll join us to hear from Dr Gruen and enjoy a three course dinner with the ESA (ACT) Board and Members at the beautiful Pialligo Estate.

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

View ...

Economics, Psychology, Neuroscience: Behavioural economics from three perspectives - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 29, 2020, 4:00 pm

Behavioural economics has cemented its place as an important discipline within the broader economics profession. It also follows a long tradition of economists borrowing from other fields of study. While economics has historically had strong links with political science, maths and data science; behavioural economics has opened the door to drawing on insights from neuroscience, psychology, sociology and anthropology. Timing of this event is 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEDT

Book Online NOW

View ...

Global Trade and Investment and COVID-19 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 4, 2020, 12:00 pm

What are the consequences and outlook for global trade and investment and for Australia in the context COVID-19 Join us for a discussion between Jenny Gordon (@DFAT ChiefEconomists), Heather Cotching (Acting Chief Economist, Austrade) and Kim Mundy (International economist, CBA), hosted by Lisa Elliston (The Treasury)

Timing of this event is AEDT.

Book Online NOW

View ...

The Federal Budget 2020-21: A post-Budget briefing - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Nov 5, 2020, 2:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a briefing and discussion with Dr Steven Kennedy, Secretary, The Treasury - The Federal Budget 2020-21: A post-Budget briefing

 

View ...

WEN Annual General Meeting 2020

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 5, 2020, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Women in Economics Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. 

Book Online NOW

View ...

ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting 2020

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 5, 2020, 6:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting.

Book Online NOW

View ...

The impact of renewables on the National Electricity Market (NEM) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 26, 2020, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM) is an example of an energy-only market where all electricity generated is sold in the spot market. This feature of the NEM raises particular challenges during the transition to a cheaper, lower emissions electricity sector with a higher penetration of renewable resources. Join us for a webinar, during which the speakers will explore some of the key market design challenges associated with such transition.

Book Online NOW

View ...

WEAI Virtual Conference 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Mar 17, 2021, 12:00 am

Western Economic Association International invites you to present your latest research, organize a session, network with economists from around the world!

View ...

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.

Read more...

Central Council

map Queensland New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Victoria Tasmania South Australia Western Australia