Victoria Branch

Latest News

Public borrowing for infrastructure investment

"As interest rates are at low levels by historical standards, federal and state governments, despite their public debt levels, should be borrowing more than they currently are to invest in infrastructure".

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Register of Economists

The ESA and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to announce the launch of our Register of Economists and Women in Economics Register for media and public speaking.

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The Finkel Review

Our latest NEP poll gathers expert opinions on the proposed Clean Energy Target scheme recommended by The Finkel Review as a key part of the blue-print for reform of the electricity industry.  

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ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.

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Does privatisation of human services hurt outcomes?

Our latest NEP poll concerns the controversial topic of how we want our human services delivered - by government or by the private sector?  

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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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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 has now concluded - if you were among the delegates we hope you enjoyed the Conference. 

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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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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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Events

Policy in the Pub: Reforming payments: direct charging for credit cards

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 18, 2017, 5:30 pm

This month’s talk is from Stephen King and Rodney Maddock who will discuss a proposal to reform how we use cards for making payments.


 

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Partner Event: IMF World Economic Outlook October

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 24, 2017, 5:30 pm

Monash Business School’s Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability, together with its Centre for Global Business, are pleased to invite you to a public lecture to be given by Dr Petia Topalova, Deputy Division Chief, World Economic Studies Division of the Research Department at the IMF.

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Professional Development Seminar: Transparency and credibility of economic research

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

The next professional development seminar will be presented by Professor Chris Doucouliagos from Deakin University.

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Stan Kelly Lecture 2017: Where is the Growth Going to Come From

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 15, 2017, 6:00 pm

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 will be given by Luci Ellis, Assistant Governor (Economic) of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Annual General Meeting: Save the Date

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 22, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia will be held at 5.30 pm on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 at the Kelvin Club, 14-30 Melbourne Place, Melbourne. Afterwards, Professor John Freebairn will give a talk on Reform Options for State Property Taxes.

 

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Partner Event: Public Lecture with Joel Mokyr

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 4, 2017, 6:00 pm

Swinburne's Centre for Transformative Innovation is hosting a public lecture by Professor Joel Mokyr from Northwestern University who will discuss how rapidly improving research tools impact on future economic well-being and how the threats to growth are coming from the institutional-political direction, not traditional economic forces.

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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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