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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

ABARES 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 2, 2021, 10:00 am

Discover the latest in agricultural analysis and research at ABARES Outlook 2021 conference, Growing Australian agriculture in an uncertain world. 

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Policy in the Pub

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 3, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

We are pleased to invite you to our first Policy in the Pub event for 2021 with Melanie Hay.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - March 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 5, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

FFE is an exciting initiative aimed at enriching the professional and social lives of Canberra economists. We aim to provide a congenial setting, on the first Friday of every month, to allow the interaction of mainly young Canberra economists, with a major Canberra economist invited to give a short address. Finger food and drinks provided free of charge.

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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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WEN (SA) AGM 2021 and virtual networking event - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 17, 2021, 5:30 pm

From: South Australia

The SA Women in Economics Network (WEN) invites members to attend its 2021 AGM. The AGM will be held virtually via Zoom and will be followed by a virtual networking session. Please join us to discuss our achievements in 2020 (despite the pandemic!) and our plans for the upcoming year.

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Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 26, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted both the centrality of the contributions by women, for example at the front line as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers. It has also highlighted the disproportionate burdens that women carry.  The Women in Economics Network, NSW Branch invite you to join them for this webinar. Note - this webinar will be held from 12.00pm until 1.00pm AEDT (Sydney/Canberra/Melbourne)

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Critical Junctures/Critical perspectives – a call for new voices in tax reform - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 am

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended societies worldwide. It has exposed the consequences of economic stratification with the poor and marginalised disproportionately bearing the economic impact of the pandemic, the consequences of lockdown responses (such as the shut-down of Melbourne’s public housing towers) and the burden of disease.

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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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