Annual Conference

The first Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) was held in May 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria. The conference has since become an annual event. Responsibility for hosting the conference rotates between the various State Branches, while Central Council provides both continuity and support.

ACE is the leading conference for economists in Australia. Each year it attracts both academic and business economists. It features both regional and international speakers.

Click on the relevant conference for access to papers presented:


ACE 2022

Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 was held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, sought to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces.



Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.


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.


ACE 2017 Sydney

ACE 2017 | Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 was hosted by the NSW branch.  To view papers and videos from this event read on. 


2016 Annual Conference

The South Australia Branch of the Society and  Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park Campus hosted ACE2016, from 11-13 July 2016.  

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2015 Annual Conference

The Economics Society of Australia (QLD Branch) in association with Brisbane-based universities, hosted the 44th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2015).



2014 Annual Conference

ESAMACE2104, held in Hobart and hosted by the University of Tasmania, was the first ever joint conference of the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) and Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM).   ESAM/ACE also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the first teaching appointment in Economics at the University of Tasmania, lending an excellent sense of celebration to proceedings. 



2013 Annual Conference

The West Australian branch hosted the 42nd Australian Conference of Economists at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia in 2013. 



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