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Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Congestion Pricing

For our November poll, panelists were asked the following:  "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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The rise of protest politics – a conversation with Danielle Wood

Voters are abandoning the major parties. More than one-in-four Australians voted for anyone except the ALP, LNP, or the Greens in the Senate in 2016, compared to just over one-in-ten voters in 2007.

Why are Australians so disillusioned with the political mainstream? And are there similarities with the rise of ‘outsider politics’ in other countries including the Trump presidential victory and Brexit?

In this podcast Danielle Wood discusses her research on voting patterns, which draws on techniques from economics, psychology and political science to understand the rising minor party vote in Australia.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 was 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.  Read on to view presentations.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Live recording: Commonwealth Budget Review 2018/19

This podcast is a live recording of the recent Commonwealth Budget Review for 2018/19. On May 16th 2017, Peter Martin (Fairfax Media), Danielle Wood (Grattan Institute) and Lisa Gropp (Business Council of Australia) shared their perspectives on the budget, digging into topics such as the income tax package, infrastructure spending and budget forecasting. Thanks to Brendan Coates (Grattan Institute) for hosting.

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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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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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Events

Partner Event: Architecture of Insight - Data Science Symposium

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Feb 7, 2019, 8:30 am

The Centre for Transformative Innovation and the Data Science Research Institute invite you to the inaugural Data Science Symposium: Architecture of Insight. The symposium will take place over two days on 7– 8 February 2019 in Melbourne at Swinburne University of Technology. Learn about the impact, principles and the practicability of data science in a data-driven society. Enjoy the opportunity to discuss and explore your challenges, experiences and solutions for your data-driven strategies.

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Partner Event: Corden Lecture 2019 presented by Paul Krugman

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 12, 2019, 6:00 pm

The 2019 Corden Public Lecture will be presented by Nobel Prize Winner and New York Times op-ed columnist Professor Paul Krugman.

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WEN Academic Career Mentoring Session

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 9:30 am

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019 program, the Women in Economics Network is hosting a Academic Career Development Session. This mentoring session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics. All female economics academics are welcome to participate. 

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WEN Gender Lensing Masterclass

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 3:00 pm

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019) program, a special Masterclass on the topic of Gender Lensing will demonstrate an applied analysis of the gender-patterned effects of economic policy settings, delivered by Dr Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University).

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Feb 14, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by RMIT University and the Women in Economics Network (WEN), will bring together a community of economic researchers and policy analysts to collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

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Policy in the Pub: The Economics of Ageing

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 20, 2019, 5:30 pm

Join us for the first Policy in the Pub of 2019 and hear from Professor Ian McDonald from the University of Melbourne on the Economics of Ageing.

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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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