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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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 Eminent Speaker Series: Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

FDI and Superstar Spillovers: Evidence from firm-to-firm transactions

Using firm-to-firm transactions, we show that starting to supply a 'superstar' firm (large domestic firms, exporters and multinationals) boosts productivity by 8% in the medium run.

Join us for this Member-Only event which is part of ESA's Eminent Speaker Series

Event

Date From : Wed May 22, 2024 : 12:00
Date To : Wed May 22, 2024 : 13:00

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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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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

Responses (208)
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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 (60)
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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

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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WEN-NSW Coffee Roulette

Date: Tuesday Apr 30, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the NSW Women in Economics Network (WEN) Coffee Roulette program — an initiative designed to strengthen connections and foster a vibrant community among women economists in NSW.

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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. 

 

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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WEN - Pre-Budget Address

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2024, 11:30 am

From: Women In Economics

Dr Angela Jackson, National Chair of the Women in Economics Network & Lead Economist at Impact Economics and Policy, Besa Deda, Chief Economist of Westpac’s Business Bank & Dr Aruna Sathanapally, CEO of the Grattan Institute will address the National Press Club of Australia for the Women in Economics Network Pre Budget Address. 

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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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LinkedUP!

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

From: Queensland

It’s time for another LinkedUP! The WEN Queensland branch invites you to join us for an informal networking evening. Come along to connect or reconnect with old and new WEN members.

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LinkedUP!

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

From: Women In Economics

It’s time for another LinkedUP! The WEN Queensland branch invites you to join us for an informal networking evening. Come along to connect or reconnect with old and new WEN members.

 

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Money Demystified

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 9, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Back in his hometown, New York-based economist and central bank watcher, Paul Sheard, will speak to his Wall Street Journal best-selling book The Power of Money.

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Eminent Speaker Series: Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2024, 12:00 pm

FDI and Superstar Spillovers: Evidence from firm-to-firm transactions

Using firm-to-firm transactions, we show that starting to supply a 'superstar' firm (large domestic firms, exporters and multinationals) boosts productivity by 8% in the medium run.

Join us for this Member-Only event which is part of ESA's Eminent Speaker Series

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Winners and Losers in the US-China Trade War

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Monday May 27, 2024, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria

In this lecture, Dr Amiti will examine the consequences of the U.S.-China trade war on the U.S. economy.

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Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 4, 2024, 8:45 am

From: Victoria

Introduction to Cost Benefit Analysis is an in-person one-day course that provides a grounding in CBA principles and tools for anyone writing, reading, reviewing, or commissioning CBAs.

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Better Competition, Better Prices

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 12, 2024, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

Dr Mulino will be talking about the House Standing Committee's work on competition and their latest report titled "Better Competition, Better Prices". 

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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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