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AGM 2018

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 Wednesday 19 September, a new Council was elected for 2018/2019. Click here to meet your newly elected Council.

Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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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.

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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Economic Record - Free to a good home

A complete set of the Economic Record from its first issue in November 1925 to the March 2005 issue is available for no cost other than any expenses involved in collection (to be discussed direct with the seller).

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Events

2018 Sydney China Business Forum

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Oct 22, 2018, 9:00 am

China's healthy cities: opportunities and challenges for Australian businesses - What does China’s urbanisation mean for Australia and our businesses? And what do we need to know to get ready for its complex and global challenges?

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Trivia Night 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

ESA's Trivia Night promises a night of fun, networking, general knowledge and trivia. The Young Economists Network invites its members, Economic Society of Australia members, young professionals, academics & students, and friends to a night of trivia fun and networking. The trivia will cover general knowledge questions and economics questions. Finger food will be provided.

 

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Australian Labour Market Research - Call for Papers

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 10, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The 29th Australian Labour Market Research (ALMR) Workshop will be held on the 10th and 11th December 2018 at the University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia. You are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Workshop. Further information can be found by clicking this Call for Papers link

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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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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