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Women in Economics Virtual Retreat 2020

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, is hosting the 2020 Women in Economics Retreat as a series of virtual webinars from 16-20 November 2020. The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

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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. 

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The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions should...

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"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...."

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Government Debt during the COVID19 Crisis

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"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"

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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

Policy and Professional Development in the Virtual Pub: Can Electronic Monitoring Reduce Reoffending? - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 1, 2020, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

This month's combined Policy in the Virtual Pub and Professional Development seminar presents research evaluating electronic monitoring as an alternative to prison for non-violent offenses. The presentation is based on an article forthcoming in The Review of Economics and Statistics.

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WEN economists discuss the Federal Budget 2020/2021: key issues and the outlook for economic recovery - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 13, 2020, 4:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Join us to hear two leading economists from our WEN network discuss the Federal Budget release, including a focus on the outlook for economic recovery in Australia. This will be a panel session featuring Jo Masters (EY) and Felicity Emmett (ANZ), and moderated by Rebecca Hiscock-Croft (EY). It will be an interactive session, with a focus on Q&A and discussion with webcast participants.

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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.

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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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