New South Wales Branch

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Mentorship Program

We want to give our economic talent the tailored advice they need to succeed in the economics profession.  This year, ESA NSW in conjunction with YEN NSW will launch the inaugural YEN Mentorship Program. This program aims to provide young economists with guidance and support as they embark on a career in economics. In doing so, we hope to foster long-lasting connections across the diverse sectors of economics and fuel a life-long passion for the discipline.

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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network will officially be launching across Australia in March 2017.  Each State will host a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).

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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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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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Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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Australia Day Honours 2017

Dr Martin Parkinson has been recognised in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List. 

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Subsidised Access to Women’s Leadership Events Available

Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Economic Society of Australia members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate. 

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.

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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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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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Events

ACE2017 - Call for Papers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Saturday Oct 1, 2016, 12:00 am

ACE2017 Call for Papers: The annual conference of the Economic Society of Australia, hosted in 2017 by the NSW Branch at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney, provides a forum for academic, government and business economists to consider issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, mental health, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, and overseas aid.

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Empowering professional women in economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 23, 2017, 12:45 pm

A panel discussion focusing on professional experience and the challenges and opportunities these senior female economists have faced/found in the workplace and their strategies/advice on dealing with challenges and seizing opportunities. It would have a very positive and practical focus.

Sorry: Event is Fully Booked

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 29, 2017, 12:15 pm

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Dr Gigi Foster.  Contact Us for information.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Thomas Piketty: One of the Good Guys, But…

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Mar 30, 2017, 12:15 pm

The paper will concentrate on Piketty’s conflation of wealth with capital, the limitations of accounting data, and the inappropriateness of using the aggregate production function model to explain the processes at work in capitalism, ancient and modern.

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Emerging Economist Series 2016/17

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 28, 2017, 12:15 pm

Emerging Economist Series Lunch with Ian Macfarlane AC.  Contact Us for information.

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IEA 18th World Congress

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its 18th World Congress to be held at Expo Bancomer, Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017. Call for Papers submission date closes 31 October.

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Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017, 9:00 am

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law would like to welcome colleagues to the 2017 Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) conference.

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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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