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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network will officially be launching across Australia in March 2017.  Each State will host a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).

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Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community

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Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda: Engagement and Impact Assessment 

Read the Economic Society of Australia's submission that responds to the Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper of the Australian Research Council’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Awards 2016

 

Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.

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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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A tribute to Jim Perkins

A tribute to Jim Perkins, Cambridge-trained macro-policy economist who came before every Commerce student at Melbourne from the late 1950s to the late 1980s.

Written by Neville Norman

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Australia Day Honours List

Five Economists were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List.  AOs were awarded to Professors Peter Drysdale, Henry Ergas, Ann Harding and Warwick McKibbin – and one AM to Professor John Neville. 

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La Trobe University

La Trobe Uni – You may have read of La Trobe University’s decision to cut its Economics Department by two thirds  (see ‘La Trobe to rationalise economics’ ).  In response the society has made a number of direct appeals to La Trobe university.

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Events

Professional Development Seminar: Peter Sivey

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Mar 24, 2017, 12:30 pm

An efficient waste of time? The economics of hospital emergency department waiting times. How can public service providers ration services where they are provided free of charge?

 

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Partner Event: Corden Lecture 2017 presented by Vijay Joshi

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 6:30 pm

The University of Melbourne's Annual Corden Lecure will be presented by Vijay Joshi of Merton College, Oxford on the topic of India's Search for Prosperity.

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Partner Event: International Distinguished Lecture: US Economy & Monetary Policy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Apr 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

The Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) is hosting an International Distinguished Lecture by James Bullard, CEO of the Federal Reserve of St Louis. ESA members are welcome to attend.

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Policy in the Pub: Can batteries solve South Australia's energy problems?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 19, 2017, 5:30 pm

April’s talk is from Bruce Mountain, Director of Carbon and Energy Markets and co-founder of retail market data and market intelligence provider, MarkIntell.


 

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State Budget Review 2017/18

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 5:15 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Victoria) invites all our members and friends to our upcoming 2017/18 State Budget Review. 

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Welcome

Welcome to the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia

The Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia was formed in 1925. As such the Society is one of the oldest professional associations in Australia, and the Victorian Branch one of the largest branches of the organization. The Economic Society of Australia is affiliated with the International Economics Association

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