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Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) seeking researchers

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is launching a new website where researchers in Australia can find research data tools, resources, best-practice, news and events in one central hub. 

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Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

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ACE2022 Hold the Date

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon, and the Call for Abstracts will open in December.

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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

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Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

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Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

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Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)

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Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.

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Short Supply - ESSA's Annual Student Publication

Short Supply is an annual publication of the Economics Student Society of Australia. Launched in 2015 by ESSA’s Monash University branch, it has served as an outlet for student writers and academics to share thoughts and insights on a particular theme. This year's publication, which was launched in mid-August, focuses on the theme of "disasters". Previous editions of the publication are also available on the ESSA website.

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Follow us on Twitter

We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.

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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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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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Fitness & the future of work: time to swap out the marathon for F45 - A conversation with Karen Chester

Jobs matter – they are not only a source of income, but also a source of self-esteem, social interaction, purpose and even community. The concept of work, however, is rapidly changing with the advent of the digital economy and a rapidly aging population. So what can Australians do to improve their job prospects and security?

In this podcast Karen Chester discusses recent trends in Australia’s labour market and the fundamental fractures in Australia’s education and training system that could be leaving us unprepared for our current and future labour markets

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Keynote address by Professor Sir Tim Besley to the Australian Conference of Economists

Keynote address by Professor Sir Tim Besley to the Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne 2019

This is a special edition of the regular ESA podcast, featuring a recording of the keynote speech from the Australian Conference of Economists in Melbourne on 15 July 2019. Professor Sir Tim Besley spoke on Why policy economists should study the dynamics of culture.

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Keynote address by Professor Wendy Carlin to the Australian Conference of Economists

Keynote address by Professor Wendy Carlin to the Australian Conference of Economists, Melbourne 2019

This is a special edition of the regular ESA podcast, featuring a recording of the keynote speech from the Australian Conference of Economists in Melbourne on 16 July 2019. Professor Wendy Carlin from University College London spoke on the Future of Economics & Economics Education - Insights from Machine Learning.

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Career advice for young women from University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has launched a campaign that's designed to highlight the women in their Faculty and provides career advice to young women.

Follow this link to view the youtube video, which features some of their top female academics (including economist Guyonne Kalb and Abigail Payne).

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Victorian Branch Postpones Public Events Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19

Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Victorian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia will be postponing public events until further notice. This includes the Women in Economics Network and the ESA Young Professionals. This is the most sensible course of action to keep our presenters, members, attendees and other members of the community safe. We will closely monitor developments and bring back our events when it is safe to do so.

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Infrastructure Victoria Policy Paper - Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion

On Wednesday 25 March 2020, Infrastructure Victoria released its latest policy paper on transport network pricing -- Good Move: Fixing Transport Congestion. You can view Infrastructure Victoria's presentation on the paper here.  The Victorian Branch is working with Infrastructure Victoria to bring Economic Society members a webinar or podcast on this research in coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details.

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Events

Climate Action: What do Economists think? - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Dec 6, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

Climate change is arguably one of the most important and complicated economic and public policy challenges facing our generation. As NASA says, one of the complexities of climate change is that it is a global problem, felt on local scales.  The IPCC 2021 climate change report and the recent UN 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) has served to intensify the policy debate here in Australia. In light of this, our National Women in Economics (WEN) committee has gathered together four female thought leaders and expert researchers to present their research and insights and engage in a panel discussion.  Timing of this event is AEDT (timezone converter)

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ESA YP End of Year Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 9, 2021, 6:30 pm

Join the Victoria Branch Young Professionals Network for this end of year event, a private screening of Wall Street (1987)

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Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 15, 2021, 4:30 pm

After two years of working from home and online webinars, the Economic Society is looking forward to getting together in person, and promoting connection among our members and those interested in contemporary economic issues and debate.

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

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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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