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Budget 2024

Poll 64

Top economists give budget modest rating and doubt inflation will fall as planned.

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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 July, with a Welcome Reception on the evening of 9th July.  Registration is now open.

Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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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)"

Responses (50)
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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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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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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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Events

ESA QLD EOFY Coffee Catch-Up

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024, 8:00 am

From: Queensland

As the new President of ESA QLD, I invite you to an EOFY coffee catch-up on Wednesday, June 26, at 8 a.m., at Inter/Section, 155 Charlotte St, Brisbane. Feel free to drop in before work and stay as long as you like.

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The Economics of Women's Health: Panel Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024, 12:30 pm

This hybrid event is being held both in-person at Macquarie University and online via Zoom.  

Did you know that women report poorer health than men in almost all domains? And 2.7 million women are missing from the labour force? This is costing the Australian economy $72 billion in lost GDP annually. If you’re interested in learning more about the current economic findings/statistics on women’s health, why we need to think about women's health and the important issues in the Australian context today, then this is the event for you!

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Can Australia become a renewable energy superpower?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 2, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Ingrid Burfurd from the Superpower Institute will explain how Australia can become a renewable energy superpower in a world with commitments to net-zero carbon emissions.

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Professional Members Networking

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 4, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

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

Glenn Withers and Greg Austin will be the guest speakers, joining us to informally chat about their interesting work on cyber security economics at the Australian National University. 

As this is a free function for Professional Members only.

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ACE 2024

Event Type: ACE24

Date: Tuesday Jul 9, 2024, 12:00 am

Join us for the Australian Conference of Economists 2024, being held in Adelaide, South Australia.

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A World Unseen: How Time Diary Data is Essential to Constructing Policy Advice

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 9, 2024, 8:15 am

From: New South Wales

The way the market works is clear to us, thanks to the many available economic statistics. However, there is another type of production that happens outside the market, usually in people's homes, which we don't see as easily. This non-market production also uses resources - time in particular - to create goods and services without involving money payments.

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WEN QLD - the Importance of Mentoring

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 11, 2024, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

WEN Queensland would like to invite you to join us for a session on how mentoring has and can be used to develop your career. 

Come along to gain some tips and tricks from our esteemed panel who will provide insights on the important role that mentoring has played in their careers. 

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Do households use “mental accounts” in making their spending decisions? Implications for macroeconomics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 17, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Dr Graham draws on one popular theory of behaviour to understand household spending patterns in response to the receipt of unusual income (e.g. a tax refund, or a bonus check).  He explores the concept of "mental accounts" in consumption choices and the effectiveness of fiscal stimulus policies on household spending.

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Emerging Economist Series 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Consisting of three dinners, the 2024 Emerging Economist Series will be held at the Reserve Bank of Australia's H.C. Coombs Centre. Attendance is by subscription to all three events and can be shared amongst your colleagues.

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Industrial Policy seminar featuring Dr Alex Robson, Productivity Commission Deputy Chair

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 30, 2024, 12:30 pm

From: Queensland

I am excited to announce Dr Alex Robson, Deputy Chair of the Productivity Commission, will address the Society on the revival of industrial policy on Tuesday, July 30, at 12:30 p.m., at Morgans Financial, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane.

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Alice - Book Launch with Stuart Kells and Dr Michael Falk

Event Type: ESA Event

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

From: Victoria

From Wall Street to the supreme court, how the world's largest banks control the money markets and crush competition

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Cost Benefit Analysis Workshop (Intro or Advanced) - EOI Only - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 31, 2024, 8:45 am

From: Victoria

A few individuals missed out on the last 'Introduction to Cost-Benefit-Analysis' workshop, so we are opening up for Expressions of Interest. Register below if you would like to be notified about the next event. Let us know too if you would be interested in a 'Intermediate / Advanced' workshop.

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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 8, 2024, 8:15 am

From: New South Wales

The  Cost Benefit Analysis Forum 2024 will be held as an in-person event in Sydney. 

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Retirement Drivers and Outcomes in Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2024, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

Professor Barrett speaks on the key drivers of retirement in Australia and the impact of retirement on outcomes including economic well-being, health and cognition. 

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HETSA Annual Conference 2024

Date: Thursday Sep 26, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The 2024 HETSA Conference will be held at Alphacrucis University College, Cowper St Parramatta, Sydney, Australia from 26-27 September. This year we are welcoming colleagues from the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought to a joint conference. 

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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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