New South Wales Branch

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Australia Day Honours List

Five Economists were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List.  AOs were awarded to Professors Peter Drysdale, Henry Ergas, Ann Harding and Warwick McKibbin – and one AM to Professor John Neville. 

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The Brexit: Impact on Citizens

Our latest National Economic Panel Poll asked members to comment on the impact Brexit will have on UK Citizens.

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda: Engagement and Impact Assessment 

Read the Economic Society of Australia's submission that responds to the Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper of the Australian Research Council’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Vale Thomas Valentine

We are deeply saddened by the news that Professor Thomas Valentine passed away last week.

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CEPAR Co-Launches International Pension Network

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with the Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and Netspar at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), to launch the International Network for Pensions, Aging, and Retirement Research (INPARR).

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Hold the Date

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives

The NSW Branch are very excited to be hosting ACE 2017 which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney from 19-21 July 2017.

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Awards 2016

 

Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Registration is now open for the 2016/17 Emerging Economist Series.

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Spend on education or business tax cuts?


In the lead up to the 2016 Australian federal election we asked the Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) for their opinion on this proposition:

'Australia will receive a bigger economic growth dividend in the long-run by spending on education than offering an equivalent amount of money on a tax cut to business.'

 

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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia has launched this year's RBA/ESA Economics Competition, in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society. Applications have now closed - prize winners will be notified by end of September 2016.

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Events

Lunchtime Seminar - Big data, machine learning, and economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 31, 2016, 12:15 pm

This talk will give a broad overview of the state of play in machine learning and data science, explaining how it's starting to change econometrics, and showing how it might impact the economy as a whole.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 1, 2016, 12:15 pm

Liza Carver will be the first of our six lunchtime speakers at this year's Emerging Economist Series. 

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Festival of Democracy 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 1, 2016, 6:00 pm

The Sydney Democracy Network (SDN) invites ESA NSW members to the 2016 Festival of Democracy. The Festival will conclude with a public lecture by economist Professor Ross Garnaut.

 

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Only in Australia - Book Launch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 8, 2016, 6:00 pm

You are invited to celebrate the launch of the newly published, Only in Australia. The History, Politics, and Economics of Australian Exceptionalism, (edited by William Coleman, Oxford University Press) -  https://global.oup.com/academic/product/only-in-australia-9780198753254?cc=au&lang=en&

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ABE Event - Government Debt Program 2016-2017

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 13, 2016, 12:30 pm

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime seminar with Mr Rob Nicholl, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Office of Financial Management (AOFM).

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The Future of International Economic Engagement

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 15, 2016, 12:45 pm

Dr Martin Parkinson PSM, Secretary to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and former RBA Board member will address the Australian Government's work to strengthen the effectiveness of the G20.

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The Chinese Economy: Still Vulnerable?

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Sep 19, 2016, 12:15 pm

Join chief Asia economist for Bloomberg Intelligence, Tom Orlik in conversation with Lowy Institute’s International Economy Program Director, Leon Berkelmans.

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Cost Benefit Analysis Forum

Event Type: co-hosted event

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 8:30 am

Forecasting for Cost Benefit Analysis

The program will be available soon.  Register now or HOLD THE DATE

 

 

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching.  CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST

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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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