Central Council

Latest News

Follow us on Twitter

We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

Read more...

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."

Responses (34) Read more...

ACE2019

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The call for Submissions is now open and you are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract for presentation at ACE2019.  Guidelines and all information is on the Conference Website. Early Bird Registration is also now open - click here to register.

Read more...

Professional accreditation of economists

NEP poll 36 - March 2019 - For our second Poll this year, our panellists were asked to comment on the following two propositions:

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 


Read more...

Bank Royal Commission (II)

NEP poll 35 - February 2019

In the first poll of 2019 – following on from our Banking Royal Commission poll last year about the risk of a credit squeeze, and before the Commission’s Final Report was released – our panellists were asked for their opinions on the following proposition:

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

Read more...

Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Read more...

Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

Read more...

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.

Read more...

Events

Presentation by Craig James Commsec - Economy 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 17, 2019, 5:00 pm

From: Queensland

Economy 2019: Climbing a Wall of Worry - presentation in Townsville by Craig James, Chief Economist, Commsec

This address by high profile economist Craig James will assess trends in the Australian and global economies and how these trends impact the Townsville regional economy.

Craig James is a keenly sought after commentator in print media and on radio and TV.

Event Sponsor:

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

View ...

Tasmanian Economic Update

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 18, 2019, 5:15 pm

From: Tasmanian

Book Online NOW

View ...

Policy in the Pub - Personal observations of a career with Eva Skira AM – Tuesday 18 June 2019

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Tuesday Jun 18, 2019, 5:30 pm

From: Western Australia

As part of our Policy in the Pub series of events, we are pleased to invite you to hear from Eva Skira AM. Eva has a distinguished career as an economist and finance professional in corporate banking, institutional stockbroking, capital markets and derivatives and has gone on to serve on high profile boards including as current Chairman of Trustees of St John of God Health Care, Board member of the WA Parks Foundation and she was Chairman of the Water Corporation of Western Australia during 2012-2017.

Book Online NOW

View ...

State 'Budget at the Bar' Young Economists Qld Event, 6:00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 18th June

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Queensland

Come and hear from our expert panel as they deliver fascinating insight into the Queensland Treasury’s budget process and discuss how the budget supports Queensland’s growing economy. Special guests include Alison Raynor, Deputy Under-Treasurer at Queensland Treasury, Pradeep Phillip, Partner at Deloitte Access Economics and Andreas Chai, Head of Economics and Business Statistics at Griffith University.

Presentations and discussion commence at 6:30pm followed by networking and drinks until 8:30pm.

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

View ...

50 years on from the Equal Pay Case: How far have we come? How far have we got to go?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 19, 2019, 5:00 pm

From: Victoria

The Victorian Branches of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) and the Economic Society of Australia (ESA), with the sponsorship support of RMIT Diversity and Inclusion, are proud to host this event in honour of a significant turning point in Australia’s industrial relations history. All are welcome to join us for this dynamic intersection of economics, industrial relations, legal, political and social policy issues.

Book Online NOW

View ...

WEN Event: Economic growth and diversity in the Asia-Pacific

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 27, 2019, 7:30 am

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Treasury is hosting the special Women in Economics breakfast panel event to hear from some of the leading economic policy minds who will discuss the challenges and benefits of economic growth and diversity in the Asia-Pacific – a region that is integral to Australia’s future prosperity.

Book Online NOW

View ...

Emerging Economist Lunch with Maxine McKew

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 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.

View ...

Professional Development Seminar on What makes decisions complex? Implications for industry and public policy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 27, 2019, 12:30 pm

From: Victoria

June's Professional Development seminar will be be presented by Professor Carsten Murawski from the University of Melbourne. 

Book Online NOW

View ...

2019 Queensland Winter School - Economics of Inequality

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 1, 2019, 3:30 pm

From: Queensland

Queensland Winter School - Economics of Inequality - Theory and Policy, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 1 - 3 July 2019

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and The University of Queensland (UQ) invite you to participate in the 2019 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 3.30pm,1 July to  1pm, 3 July.  The program features presentations by distinguished international scholars Professor John Roemer, Yale and Professor Lars Osberg, Dalhousie University.

Please see "View" button below for information on the program and the attractive venue, as well as details of the discount codes that apply to registrations by academics and HDR students. 

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

View ...

ESA (ACT): The boom of 1890 and now - revisited in 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 4, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites you to hear from Dr William Coleman of the Australian National University who will be drawing parallels between the economic environment of the 1880s/1890s and today’s economic environment, to highlight the potential threats faced by the economy today and what lessons we can learn from history to avoid the risk of a crash in the future. 

Book Online NOW

View ...

ESA (ACT) FIRST FRIDAY ECONOMICS - July

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jul 5, 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.

Book Online NOW

View ...

ACE2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Sunday Jul 14, 2019, 12:00 am

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

View ...

ESA (ACT): Intellectual Assets or Cash Cows – Overseas Students in Australian Universities

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 18, 2019, 6:00 pm

From: Australian Capital Territory

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) ACT invites you to a presentation from Dr Suiwah Leung. This event is the inaugural Professional Members event.

Book Online NOW

View ...

WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Western Australia

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

Book Online NOW

View ...

WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Western Australia

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

Sorry: Event is Fully Booked

View ...

WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Western Australia

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

Sorry: Event is Fully Booked

View ...

Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Western Australia

Submissions are now open for the Treasury/ETAWA Annual Schools Economics Competition. The competition is run by the Western Australian Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Economic Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and is open to all year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Western Australian secondary schools.

View ...

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.

Read more...

Central Council

map Queensland New South Wales Australian Capital Territory Victoria Tasmania South Australia Western Australia