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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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Gender Diversity in the Workplace - role of government?

Our latest NEP poll is our first on gender diversity. It was developed in collaboration with the ESA Women in Economics Network. The NEP were asked for their opinions on this proposition....

 

 

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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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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut, Professor Peter Dawkins and Professor Tom Karmel who received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

The Eminent Speaker Series for 2017 has now concluded.  We hope you managed to see Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco during his visit to Australia.

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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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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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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

Academic Seminar: Dr John Williams on Measuring the Natural Rate of Interest: International Trends and Determinants

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 4, 2017, 3:30 pm

Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - visiting Australia as part of the Economic Society's Eminent Speaker Series will give an academic seminar at the University of Melbourne. 

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Policy in the Pub: Political fragmentation: the rise and rise of the minor party vote

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 16, 2017, 5:30 pm

The minor party vote in Australia is on the rise. And it is rising faster in the regions than the cities. Politicians in the major parties are nervous and looking to win back voters, but lack of understanding of the causes of this shift risks bad policy. Danielle will explore the economic, social and institutional explanations for the changes in voting patterns


 

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Partner Event: How does economics shape science?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 16, 2017, 5:45 pm

The Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne invites you to an address from Professor Paula Stephan of Georgia State University who will discuss how incentives and cost affect scientific behaviour around the world and the lessons for today.

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Women in Economics Network: Achieving flexibility and gender diversity in the workplace

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Aug 21, 2017, 5:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is hosting a panel discussion exploring how to achieve workplaces that support the health and wellbeing of workers and achieve greater gender diversity.

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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. 

 

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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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