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US Corporate Tax Cuts

This month we asked our National Economic Panel (NEP) for their views on the following proposition. It goes to a potential core election issue as to whether Australia should follow President Trump's suit and reduce its company tax rate if it is to continue to attract investment from abroad and at home.

 

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Technology & Competition laws: A conversation with Dr Stephen King

"If you are not paying for it, you're not the customer; you're the product being sold."
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There is little doubt that consumers have benefited from zero price services from the likes of Facebook, Google and even Visa and Mastercard. But is there such a thing as a free emoji? In this podcast Dr. Stephen King explains the two-sided nature of the markets in which these companies compete. He also discusses how economists have grappled with the complexity of these markets in problems ranging from the misuse of market power to ownership of personalised data.

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 will be held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes.

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Gig Economy and Worker Welfare

The spectacular growth of the 'sharing economy' and 'gig economy' (enabled by platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo, AirBnB, AirTasker, TaskRabbit, Freelancer and others) is transforming the nature of work and working relationships - creating both new opportunities and risks for the welfare of Australian workers.

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ABC Radio Show - The Economists

One of our ESA National Economic Panellists, A/Prof Gigi Foster has teamed up with Peter Martin (The Age/SMH) to create a new ABC Radio show called 'The Economists' which 'uses the tools of f economics to shine a light on life'. 
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Will robots take our jobs? A conversation with Professor Jeff Borland

The robots are coming. The world of human work is fast disappearing. This is the future according to the doomsayers who seem at present to dominate discussion on the effects of computers in Australia. It’s a catchy story, and perhaps it fits with what we feel is happening around us. But it has rather a big problem. There is not much (or any) evidence to support it.

In the first of a new series of podcasts for members we ask Professor Jeff Borland: Will robots take our jobs?

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Stan Kelly Lecture 2017: Where is the growth going to come from?

After the mining investment boom and then the apartment construction boom, where is Australia’s economic growth going to come from in future? And does it matter where it comes from?

The 2017 Stan Kelly Lecture was given by Luci Ellis the Assistant Governor (Economic) at the Reserve Bank of Australia on 15 November 2017. Please click on the link below for the full speech.

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Awards 2017

The Economic Society of Australia offers annual awards to honour distinguished Australian Economists for their contribution to the development of economics.  Pictured here is Professor Alison Booth receiving her award from ESA President Matthew Butlin.

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Events

Professional Development Seminar: The Internet and Political Mobilisation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 26, 2018, 12:30 pm

Please join us for April's Professional Development seminar where we will hear from Associate Professor Paul Laschky from Monash University will discuss The Internet and Political Mobilisation.

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Women in Economics Network: Does Mentoring Help Women in the Economics Profession?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 27, 2018, 12:30 pm

In this presentation, Professor Donna Ginther presents an evaluation of the effects of the American Economics Association's CEMENT mentoring program on the career outcomes of female economists. The CEMENT mentoring program is a randomized controlled trial that provides professional development advice for junior female economists at research-intensive institutions. The program was previously sponsored by the US National Science Foundation and is now sponsored by the American Economics Association. 

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Women in Economics Network: Rediscovering the link between public policy and the economics of innovation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Apr 30, 2018, 5:30 pm

 Politicians always say they’re on the side of wealth creators. But who are Australia's real wealth creators, and does government do a good enough job of incentivising them? In a provocative new book, Marianna Mazzucato - last year's Leontief Prize winner and the inaugural Director of the Institute for Innovation Public Purpose at UCL - argues that today's economists and policy makers need a clearer understanding of the distinction between activities that genuinely add to the productive capacity of our economy and those that merely siphon off economic rents.

 Mazzucato’s work touches on important questions for policy makers: how much do the innovations of big technology and drug companies rely on government-funded discoveries? What risks does outsourcing government services to the lowest bidder create and who bears them?

Joining us to celebrate the launch of this new title will be Innovation and Science Australia board member and Director and Dandolo partners, Dr Bronte Adams, and Marion Terrill of the Grattan Institute, and Professor Anne-Laure Mention - Director of RMIT Global Business Innovation Enabling Capability Platform and Founding Editor of the Journal of Innovation Management.

This conversation will be moderated by Jess Young, Director at Deloitte Access Economics

Please join us for what will be a fascinating discussion of one of the most important debates in economics.

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State Budget Review 2018/19

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 3, 2018, 5:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Victoria) invites all our members and friends to the annual State Budget Review. 

Presentations and Q&A from 5:30PM to 6:30PM.

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Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country: The Autobiography of Max Corden

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018, 5:30 pm

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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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