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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.


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.



Gig Economy and Worker Welfare

The spectacular growth of the 'sharing economy' and 'gig economy' (enabled by platforms such as Uber, Deliveroo, AirBnB, AirTasker, TaskRabbit, Freelancer and others) is transforming the nature of work and working relationships - creating both new opportunities and risks for the welfare of Australian workers.


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 


Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to Mr John Eric PIERCE, who was awarded the Order of Australia (AO) General Division for distinguished service to public administration through senior roles in developing regulatory and policy initiatives and micro-economic and energy market reforms, and to the community. 


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.



A Pre-Budget Address by Treasurer Scott Morrison

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Apr 26, 2018, 12:15 pm

Treasurer Scott Morrison delivers a pre-Budget address on the fiscal challenges and opportunities facing the Australian economy.

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Call for Papers - 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jun 26, 2018, 8:30 am

From: Central Council

The call for papers of the 20th International Conference on Cultural Economics (ACEI2018) to be held at RMIT University in Melbourne from Tuesday June 26th to Friday 29th, 2018 is open. Closing date for abstracts is 31 January 2018.

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Value Capture - making sense of policy options

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Sunday Jul 8, 2018, 12:00 am

You are invited to a one-day conference, Value Capture: Making Sense of Policy Options, to be held in Canberra on 9 July 2018. The Value Capture: Making Sense of Policy Options conference is being held at the Hyatt Hotel in Canberra to coincide with the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) run by the Economic Society of Australia (ESA). The ACE will be held at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra from 10 to 13 July 2018.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2018

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jul 9, 2018, 8:00 am

From: Central Council

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, will host the 2018 Women in Economics Retreat at Peppers Resort in Bowral, NSW on 9-10 July 2018. The retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills. Participants in the retreat will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector, providing great opportunities for networking and broader economic discussions.

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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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