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Stiglitz Essay Prize

The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the Second Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz. 

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ACE2020 - Wealth & Wellbeing


ACE2020, which will be focusing on "100 years of Welfare Economics", will be hosted by ESA's Western Australia branch.  Keep an eye on our website for more information as it comes in and in the meantime Hold the Date of 8-10 July 2020.

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Awards 2019

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2019 in Melbourne

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Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women - April 2019

Poll 37

Proposition 1: "Without changes to existing public policy or private sector practice in Australia, motherhood will always negatively affect a woman's career."

Proposition 2: "In Australia, fathers are more restricted than mothers in fulfilling a caring role while in employment."

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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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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Events

Call for Papers - Macroeconomics Workshop, Deakin

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Aug 26, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Victoria

Deakin are organising the second Macroeconomics Development Workshop to be held at Deakin Downtown. The aim is to bring together macroeconomists and policymakers from the Australasian region to discuss recent developments in macro-development theory and policy.

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ESA (ACT): Lunch with RBA Deputy Governor Guy Debelle

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a lunch & presentation from Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle and hosted by Joanne Masters, EY Chief Economist. 

The venue is the beautiful and relaxing facilities at The Commonwealth Club.

Thank you to our generous sponsor EY

   

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Lunchtime Seminar: A Partial Review of Seven Jurisdictional Guidelines for Cost-Benefit Analysis

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 27, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

This paper reviews seven contemporary jurisdictional guidelines to cost-benefit analysis (CBA) with respect to eight major cost-benefit issues drawing on the latest edition of the major CBA textbook (Boardman et al, 5E, 2018) for guidance, though not complete authority.

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NSW Lunch & Learn: The role of women in shaping economic policy

Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Women In Economics

Join the NSW Women in Economics Network at our next “Lunch and Learn” session on the role of women in shaping economic policy.  Our panel of Joann Wilkie (NSW Treasury), Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Jeremy Thorpe (PwC) will talk about the role of women – as citizens, economists and policy-makers – in shaping economic policy and how this might change with more women in leadership roles.

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WEN Lunch & Learn: The role of women in shaping economic policy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: New South Wales

Join the NSW Women in Economics Network at our next “Lunch and Learn” session on the role of women in shaping economic policy.  Our panel of Joann Wilkie (NSW Treasury), Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Jeremy Thorpe (PwC) will talk about the role of women – as citizens, economists and policy-makers – in shaping economic policy and how this might change with more women in leadership roles.

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Young Economist's Career Development Evening, Wednesday 28 August, 6pm - 8pm

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

Young Economists Qld (YE) welcome you to join them for a career development evening where you will hear about the challenges and triumphs experienced by professionals across the private, public and academic sectors. Question time will form a large part of the evening and audience members are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to gain genuine career advice, particularly from corners of the economics and policy field that might not be familiar to them.

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WEN Lunch

Date: Monday Sep 2, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: Women In Economics

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) invite you to a lunchtime event with special guest speakers, Alison LLoydd-Wright, Lois Boswell and Tammie Pribanic. They will take part in a panel discussion, touching on their experiences working in public policy and providing insights as female leaders in the public service.

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ABE Briefing and Discussion - Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 3, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: New South Wales

ABE presents a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance.

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Partner Event: The 128th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Victoria

The 128th Annual Henry George Commemorative Dinner featuring speaker Professor Frank Stilwell (University of Sydney)

The address will explore the theme Land, Labor, and Capital: Understanding economic and social problems and is an opportunity to network with others interested in the problem of economic inequality and the legacy of Georgism in Australia.

Follow the link for more information https://www.prosper.org.au/2019/08/annual-henry-george-dinner/

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - September

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 6, 2019, 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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Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Delivering the 2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 12, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Public policy - the first line of defence

Drawing on her extensive experience during a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors, Karen Chester will discuss the key role that public policy should play as the first line of defence for establishing competitive and fair markets. The subsequent lines of defence being consumers, the conduct of firms and finally the regulator. Karen will also explore why a few critical markets today (including the financial system) are falling short in delivering competitive and fair outcomes and how these failings might be addressed.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University. 

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Australia and the OECD: Key Priorities in a digitalised world

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 13, 2019, 12:00 pm

From: Queensland

Many of the issues affecting Australia’s long-term welfare require a strong international framework.  The current framework for trade and taxation is being challenged in an increasingly digitalised world facing renewed trade tensions.  

 In an event jointly organised by the Economic Society Qld and the School of Economics and Finance at QUT, Australia’s Ambassador to the OECD, Dr Alex Robson, will discuss the Government’s efforts to advance Australia’s interests at the OECD in response to these challenges, with a special focus on multinational taxation and the digital economy.

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Lunchtime Seminar - Social Discount Rate

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 20, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

The choice of discount rate in cost benefit analysis has the potential to significantly affect project choice.

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Prof. Emeritus Geoff Harcourt, UNSW - EES Lunch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 27, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

If you can't make all six of the Emerging Economist Series lunches but would like to attend this lunch, you may book your place here.  

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The 2019 History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: New South Wales

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney.

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Partner Event: History of Economic Thought Society Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 2, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

The 32nd HETSA Conference will be held at the University of Sydney, from 1730 Wednesday 2 October to 1800 Friday 4 October 2019. 

The KEYNOTE SPEAKER for the Conference is Professor Fabio Petri, University of Siena: ‘Capital Theory, 1874–2019, and the State of Macroeconomics’.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fabiopetripapers/home

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Lunchtime Seminar: The Digital Revolution and the State. The Great Reversal

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 9, 2019, 12:15 pm

From: New South Wales

All the components of the Digital revolution, from silicon to software, were spawned by the American State, echoing previous state contributions to the development and deployment of transformational technologies.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 17, 2019, 9:00 am

The Retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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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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