About ESA Vic

The Economic Society of Australia (VIC) Inc. (ESA Victoria) is one of seven state-based branches which comprise the Economic Society of Australia (the Society). As a federation of regional groups the Society is united by a Central Council made up of 12 individuals; seven state-based presidents, two national editors and a three-member executive team (President, Secretary and Treasurer). 

Central Council publishes two journals (Economic Record and Economic Papers).

ESA Victoria is both an autonomous organization and a Member of the Society. It has a mandate to promote economics within Australia but is primarily focused on Victoria. To fulfil its mandate ESA Victoria regularly hosts professional development seminars, lectures featuring notable economists and networking events and also hosts a growing professional online community via LinkedIn.

ESA Victoria is concerned with policy issues both in Victoria and greater Australia. ESA Victoria is managed by a council. Further information on governance is available in the Economic Society of Australia Constitution.

ESA Victoria membership is open to professional economists, young economists and those with a keen interest or curiosity for economic issues. 

The University of Melbourne’s Professor Douglas Copland (later Sir Douglas) was the founding President of the Society and first editor of the Society’s journal The Economic Record. Copland’s life and career are summarized in Marjorie Harper’s article published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 13, (MUP), 1993. The Society follows a federal structure.

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