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Energy Shortages - Reserving Australian Gas

This month, we asked our panellists to comment on the following: "In response to energy shortages around Australia, government policies requiring gas producers to reserve some production for domestic consumption are a good way to ensure that Australian consumers have access to sufficient gas supplies while still allowing for gas exports."

 

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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

At ACE this year we will be considering issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, the economics of mental health, utility regulation, transport economics, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, international aid and development, the role of behavioral economics the economics of populism, and macroeconomics in a low interest rate world.  Early Bird Registration open till 2 June.

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Capital Gain Tax and House Prices

Our Panel were recently asked for their opinions on the following proposition: "Capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed because they over-stimulate the housing market, contributing to rising house prices."

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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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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network was officially launched across Australia in March 2017.  Each State hosted 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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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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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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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

Partner Event: Freebairn Lecture 2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday May 3, 2017, 7:00 pm

The University of Melbourne's Annual Freebairn Lecture will be given by Professor Bob Gregory will explore federal budget outcomes, primarily tax revenue shortfalls over the last decade and a half, to explain why tax revenue forecast errors are so large, why budget deficits have become so persistent and why the implicit tax policy of government is leading to an inexorable and significant rise in personal income tax rates.

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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. 

This event is currently at capacity but please email secretary@esavic.org.au if you would like to go on a waiting list.

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Women in Economics Network: Through the looking glass: the 2017 Commonwealth Budget through macro, intergenerational and gender lenses

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday May 15, 2017, 5:30 pm

Speakers include Miranda Stewart: Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute & Riki Polygenis: Head of Australian Economics, National Australia Bank. The event will be moderated by Danielle Wood: Australian Perspectives Fellow, Grattan Institute

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Commonwealth Budget Review 2017/18

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017, 12:30 pm

The Economic Society  invites all our members and friends to our upcoming 2017/18 Commonwealth Budget Review. 

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Policy in the Pub: Designing the market for development rights

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017, 5:30 pm

May's talk is from Dr Marcus Spiller who will propose that State Governments should pursue much vaunted ‘value capture’ by firstly conceptualising the town planning system as a regulated market in development rights. 


 

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Professional Development Seminar: Nisvan Erkal

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

Professor Nisvan Erkal from the University of Melbourne will speak at May's professional development seminar.

 

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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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