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Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA.  Please hold the date: 10th - 12th July, 2024.  Visit the ACE24 dedicated website.

Stiglitz Essay Prize Award

The Economic Society of Australia sponsors an annual Stiglitz Essay Prize in honour of Joseph Stiglitz. The Prize is awarded by the International Economic Association, an association founded in 1950 to support the study of economics across countries, with a particular focus on emerging economies. The ESA is a member of the IEA.

Christopher Parsons (UWA), presented the award on behalf of the Society.

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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

Poll 61

Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

The latest tranche of archival records has been released in the Bank’s digital archive, Unreserved. It includes early economic analysis conducted by the central bank from 1930 to 1970.

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We can and should keep unemployment below 4%, says our survey of top economists

Poll 60

Australia’s leading economists believe Australia can sustain an unemployment rate as low as 3.75% – much lower than the latest Reserve Bank estimate of 4.25% and the Treasury’s latest estimate of 4.5%.

Responses (51)
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IEA Update from Dani Rodrik

The most important development to report is that our project on Advancing Women in Leadership in Economics, with the acronym IEA-WE, has been fully launched. This is a multi-year project that has been generously funded by Co-Impact Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. 

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Awards 2023

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE2023, held in Brisbane.  Read on to find out who won the 2023 ESA National Awards.

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Budget 2023

Poll 59

Our panellists were asked the following 2023 budget question: "On May 9, the government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to strike a balance between relief, repair and restraint'.  What grade would you give the budget, given that objective: A, B, C, D, E or F?"

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Events

Q&A IS BACK - JOIN THE 2024 AUDIENCE

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Monday Apr 15, 2024, 9:30 pm

From: New South Wales

Q+A returns to ABC TV and ABC iView from February 19th, Monday 9.35pm hosted by Patricia Karvelas. 

We’re looking for engaged and passionate people to join our live studio audience!

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WEN NSW Branch - AGM 2024-25 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 16, 2024, 12:00 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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Age, Period, and Cohort Effects in the Australian Gender Wage Gap: 2001 to 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Apr 18, 2024, 12:30 pm

From: Tasmania

Join us for this Women in Economics Network (WEN) webinar presented by Mustafa Kamal and Paul Blacklow.

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Coastal Management: The Engineering, Economics and Policy

Date: Thursday Apr 18, 2024, 4:45 pm

From: New South Wales

AARES is delighted to announce the next NSW Seminar on "Coastal Management: The Engineering, Economics and Policy". The event is free and open to members and non-members.

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Why Is Tax Reform So Difficult?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 18, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Join us as Paul Tilley speaks from the findings from his latest book, "Mixed Fortunes: A History of Tax Reform in Australia". 

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Level Up Your LinkedIn - ONLINE ONLY

Date: Tuesday Apr 23, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

In today’s digital-first world, the art of social selling and online networking has become indispensable for professionals across all fields, including economics.

However, despite having rich, research-backed content, women in economics often encounter a visibility gap on these platforms.

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Getting Your Students Interested in Economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

In this presentation, Michelle will reflect upon the critical shortage of students undertaking economics in secondary schools including schools outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

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WEN ACT Mentoring Program-Verity lane

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 23, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

WEN-ACT Mentoring Program

The first in-person networking event for all registered Mentees and Mentors for the 2024 Program.

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Consequences for land transport of COVID 19 and Work from Home

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 24, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Commuting mode choice and work from home in the later stages of COVID-19: Consolidating a future focussed prediction tool to inform transport and land use planning.

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April Event - Renewable Energy Superpower -Rod Sims

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Apr 30, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Come along to our interesting April event.

ESA ACT branch is pleased to host Rod Sims AO as our next speaker. 

 

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WEN SA Career event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

WEN SA career event. 

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Professional Members Networking Event - Speaker: Rebecca Cassells

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 2, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

Speaker: Rebecca Cassells

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites our Professional Members to attend a networking event.

Rebecca Cassells, Assistant Secretary, Treasury will be the guest speaker, joining us to informally chat about her current work developing models for climate change impacts within the Treasury.

As this is a special free function for Professional Members and places are limited.

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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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