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Same Sex Marriage and Economic Growth

Assuming that the law will be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry in Australia, this will generate net economic benefits for the nation as a whole over the next 10 years.  Read Media Coverage on this Poll : Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

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ACE 2018

Save the Date - 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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Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'

Question A: "Holding labor market institutions and job training fixed, rising use of robots and artificial intelligence is likely to increase substantially the number of workers in Australia who are unemployed for long periods."

Question B: "Rising use of robots and artificial intelligence in Australia is likely to create benefits large enough that they could be used to compensate those workers who are substantially negatively affected for their lost wages."

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Call for Papers - Special Sections in the Economic Papers

The Economic Papers is calling for papers for two special sections to be published in the journal in 2018.

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Public borrowing for infrastructure investment

"As interest rates are at low levels by historical standards, federal and state governments, despite their public debt levels, should be borrowing more than they currently are to invest in infrastructure".

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Register of Economists

The ESA and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to announce the launch of our Register of Economists and Women in Economics Register for media and public speaking.

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The Finkel Review

Our latest NEP poll gathers expert opinions on the proposed Clean Energy Target scheme recommended by The Finkel Review as a key part of the blue-print for reform of the electricity industry.  

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AGM and newly elected NSW Council Members

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 Tuesday 1 August, a new Council was elected for 2017/2018.

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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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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 has now concluded - if you were among the delegates we hope you enjoyed the Conference. 

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut, Professor Peter Dawkins and Professor Tom Karmel who received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017

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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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Events

Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The 62nd Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference 2018 “Abundance in an Era of Scarcity? Challenges and Opportunities for Australasian Agriculture, Environment, Food, Resource and Agribusiness Sectors”

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Outlook for labour, policy and politics

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 13, 2018, 7:30 am

Get your new year going with the outlook for financial markets and public policy.

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EES Lunch with Helen Silver AO

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 14, 2018, 12:15 pm

Helen Silver AO, Chief General Manager, Allianz Australia will be our special guest for lunch. 

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Social Security Reform: Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Feb 15, 2018, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Conference focusing on how the social security system can more effectively respond to issues of poverty and inequality. Over the course of two days, a variety of speakers will cover what key changes have taken place since the 1970s and the Henderson Poverty Inquiry - to the labour market, families and to the position of vulnerable groups - and will assess the effectiveness of how social security has responded. It will also canvas different options for reform, including proposals for some kind of a basic income in Australia. Register Now

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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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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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