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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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A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise.

For our May poll, we asked our panellists for their opinions on this proposition: "A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise."  By way of background, several Australian government, academic and private-sector studies have pointed to slow housing supply as an important driver in Australia’s high and rising housing prices.

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 will be 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.

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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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Reduce government debt or provide tax cuts?

For our April poll we asked a budget related question of our panellists: Proposition 1: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio should be a priority for Australian governments. Proposition 2: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio is a higher priority than income or corporate tax cuts.

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US Corporate Tax Cuts

This month we asked our National Economic Panel (NEP) for their views on the following proposition. It goes to a potential core election issue as to whether Australia should follow President Trump's suit and reduce its company tax rate if it is to continue to attract investment from abroad and at home.

 

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ABC RN TalkShow

Keep your ears peeled for a new ABC RN talk show program entitled ‘The Economists’, hosted by Peter Martin and Gigi Foster.  The show airs on Thursdays from 5:30-6 PM starting 8 Feb, and aims to apply the lens of economics to…just about anything.  Available to listen live or post-show as a podcast.  Don’t miss their first show, when former Australian Young Economist of the Year 

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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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