New South Wales Branch

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Register of Economists

The ESA and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to announce the launch of our Register of Economists and Women in Economics Register for media and public speaking.

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The Finkel Review

Our latest NEP poll gathers expert opinions on the proposed Clean Energy Target scheme recommended by The Finkel Review as a key part of the blue-print for reform of the electricity industry.  

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Emerging Economist Series 2017/18

The Emerging Economists Series has been inspiring, educating and entertaining emerging economists for nine years. Join us for this, our special Ten Year Anniversary Series. We are delighted to announce our speaker line-up for 2017/18. Download the Program | View Lunch DatesRegister Now

 

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ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.

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AGM and newly elected NSW Council Members

A Branch Council is elected each year to provide voluntary administration and manage the affairs of the Society. The Council organises regular events and seminars, engages with students and other organisations, represents the Society at conferences and meetings and advises on the strategic direction of the Society. At the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 1 August, a new Council was elected for 2017/2018.

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Awards 2017

The Economic Society of Australia offers annual awards to honour distinguished Australian Economists for their contribution to the development of economics.  Pictured here is Professor Alison Booth receiving her award from ESA President Matthew Butlin.

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Does privatisation of human services hurt outcomes?

Our latest NEP poll concerns the controversial topic of how we want our human services delivered - by government or by the private sector?  

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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 has now concluded - if you were among the delegates we hope you enjoyed the Conference. 

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut, Professor Peter Dawkins and Professor Tom Karmel who received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community

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Events

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia Conference 2017

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Sep 25, 2017, 5:00 pm

From: Central Council

The 2017 conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia will be held in Canberra, at University House of the Australian National University, over the 26th and 27th of September.

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Australia, Japan & International Economic Outlook Seminar 2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 26, 2017, 9:00 am

AJEI Communications present the Australia, Japan and International Economic Outlook Seminar 2017.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Are robots taking our jobs?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017, 12:30 pm

What is the effect of computer-based technologies on employment in Australia? Presented by Professor Jeff Borland.

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Lowy Institute Paper Launch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 28, 2017, 5:45 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (ESA) NSW Branch invites you to a Lowy Institute Paper Launch Choosing Openness: Why global engagement is best for Australia by Andrew Leigh

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Emerging Economist Series

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 10, 2017, 12:00 am

The Series has been inspiring, educating and entertaining emerging economists for nine years. Join us for this, our special Ten Year Anniversary Series. We are delighted to announce our speaker line-up for 2017/18

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EES Lunch with Tom Parry

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 10, 2017, 12:15 pm

Tom Parry AM, Chairman & Adjunct Professor, John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, Sydney University will be our special guest for lunch. Subscribe to the Emerging Economist Series to attend this event.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Taking the lab to the field

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

Taking the lab to the field: using lab-in-the-field experiments to inform policy: Lab experiments conducted in a naturalistic environment, termed “lab-in-the-field” experiments, are becoming an increasingly popular methodology. This talk discusses the use of the methodology to inform policy decisions.

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EES Lunch with Ross Gittins AM

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 2, 2017, 12:15 pm

Ross Gittins AM, Economics Editor of the Sydney Morning Herald will be our special guest for lunch. Subscribe to the Emerging Economist Series to attend this event.

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14th International Conference - WEAI

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jan 11, 2018, 9:00 am

Present a paper, organize a session, discuss a paper, chair a session -- submission deadline is August 15, 2017. 

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Call for Papers: Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The 62nd Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference 2018 “Abundance in an Era of Scarcity? Challenges and Opportunities for Australasian Agriculture, Environment, Food, Resource and Agribusiness Sectors”

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EES Lunch with Helen Silver AO

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 14, 2018, 12:15 pm

Helen Silver AO, Chief General Manager, Allianz Australia will be our special guest for lunch. 

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Welcome

Welcome to the New South Wales Branch of the Economic Society of Australia

The NSW Branch of the Economic Society of Australia was formed in 1925, making it one of the most established professional associations in Australia. The rich history of activities continues, and with a strong membership, it is the largest of the state branches in Australia. 

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