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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"

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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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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.

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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

Joshua Gans: Covid-19 one year on - lessons learnt for the future - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 3, 2021, 12:00 pm

In this presentation, Joshua Gans will reflect on the lessons learnt from the different ways in which Covid-19 has been managed in different countries and how key economic principals can be applied to deciding on the effective health and economic policy response to pandemics.  These lessons will be important in more effective responses to any future pandemics.

Timing of this event: 12.00 - 1.00 pm Eastern Summer Time AEDT (Sydney Melbourne Canberra), 11am AEST (Queensland). 

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2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Feb 8, 2021, 8:45 am

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop are now open.  The workshop will be held virtually during Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney/Melb/Canberra) from Monday the 8th – Tuesday 9th February 2021.  You can view the final program here.

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AARES 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Feb 8, 2021, 9:00 am

 ABARES is delighted to welcome you to Outlook 2021 - Growing Australian agriculture in an uncertain world.

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Policy Symposium: Educating the Next Generation of Economists - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 9, 2021, 5:00 pm

This Policy Symposium is being held as part of the 2021 Australian Gender Economics Workshop and has been made available to those that are unable to make the two-day AGEW event but would like to register to attend this symposium.

The timing of this event is 5.00pm until 6.15pm AEDT (Sydney Melbourne Canberra).

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WEN NSW Branch - AGM 2021-22 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 16, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Women in Economics Network (NSW Branch).

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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!

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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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