Young Professionals Network

Economics Society of Australia (Young Professionals) (Vic) is affiliated with the Economics Society of Australia and the national Young Economists Network.

We provide networking and professional development opportunities to early career professionals and post-graduate students.

Contact Us if you'd like to join the Young Professionals Network

The scope of the Young Professionals Network is intentionally vague – early-to-mid career professionals interested in meeting others working in the field of economics – if in doubt, please consider yourself welcome to join.


Meet the YP Council

Ian Hamilton – President of the Young Professionals Network

Ian is an economist and public policy adviser. He has worked across various levels of government including the Prime Minister’s department, Victorian departments of Health and Economic Development, as well as microfinance in Cambodia. He is interested in helping people to build (and rebuild!) their professional networks in economics after almost 2 years of lockdowns and virtual-only interactions.

James Maccarrone - Deputy Treasurer and Young Professionals Council Member

James is an economist and strategy consultant. He has applied his economics training across the public and private sectors. He maintains an active interest in economic research, and developments in academic economics, particularly applied micro. He is part of the ESA to help connect aspiring economists and to promote informed economic discourse.


Lucy Mraz – Young Professionals Council Member


David Hurley - Young Professionals Council Member

David is a management consultant providing advice to executive-level clients at ASX200 companies. Previously, David worked as a consultant to Victorian and Commonwealth governments on projects in transport, health and human services sectors. Previously, he completed an honours degree in Economics from Monash University and also holds Bachelors in Arts and Economics.


Nishana Perera - Young Professionals Council Member



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