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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

Tasmanian Population Projections

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 17, 2019, 5:15 pm

From: Tasmanian

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Policy in the Pub: Consumer engagement in Victoria’s retail electricity sector

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 18, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Victoria

September's Policy in the Pub will feature Andrew O'Keefe, a public policy professional with the Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria. Andrew will be discussing Consumer engagement in Victoria’s retail electricity sector.

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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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Partner Event: Do Victoria’s households leave less money on the table when they switch electricity retailers?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Sep 23, 2019, 9:30 am

From: Victoria

Members of the Economic Society are invited to attend The Victoria Energy Policy Centre's free seminar focussed on our working paper:  “Do Victoria’s households leave less money on the table when they switch electricity retailers?”

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Professional Development Seminar on Work, Health and Happiness at Old Age

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 26, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

September's Professional Development seminar will be presented by Professor Jan van Ours from the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

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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

For our fifth lunch in the Series (of six) we welcome Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Harcourt.  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.  

The final lunch will host Stephen Koukoulas, MD, Market Economics as our special guest on 11 November.  

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Young Economists Trivia Night - Tuesday, 1 October, 6pm

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 1, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland

Young Economists Qld (YE) invites its members, young professionals, academics, students, and friends to a night of trivia fun and networking. Don’t worry if you feel your economics trivia knowledge isn’t up to scratch, the trivia will cover a broad mix of general knowledge questions – think pop culture, music, and maybe even some local Queensland trivia - with one round of economics related questions!

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Quiz Night 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 1, 2019, 6:15 pm

From: Western Australia

Come join us for a fun Quiz Night at the Curtin Uni Tavern with free pizza provided for all attendees. The event is open to everyone and beverages (including alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks) can be bought at the Curtin Uni Tavern venue.
Pre-drinks from 6:10pm & the Quiz begins at 6:30pm.

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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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Vietnam: political and economic challenges and opportunities

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 3, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

This one-day conference discusses the constitutional (rule of law) history in Vietnam, and examines the nature of Vietnam’s polity and compares it with China’s.

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ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - October

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 4, 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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Women, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy, 8 October 2019, 5.30pm -7 pm

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 8, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Queensland

Come and hear from three amazing speakers about how women are increasingly engaging in entrepreneurship and start-ups; about some of the challenges they face including raising capital to support their ideas; and about the impact this is having on the economy.

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Women, Entrepreneurship and the New Economy

Date: Tuesday Oct 8, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Women In Economics

Come and hear from three amazing speakers about how women are increasingly engaging in entrepreneurship and start-ups; about some of the challenges they face including raising capital to support their ideas; and about the impact this is having on the economy.

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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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Stan Kelly Lecture 2019: Frances Adamson

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 30, 2019, 6:30 pm

From: Victoria

The 2019 Stan Kelly Lecture will be given by Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Department of Affairs & Trade.

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WEN Annual General Meeting 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 7, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Women in Economics Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. 

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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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