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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

At ACE this year we will be considering issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, the economics of mental health, utility regulation, transport economics, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, international aid and development, the role of behavioral economics the economics of populism, and macroeconomics in a low interest rate world.  Early Bird Registration open till 2 June.

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

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

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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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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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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network was officially launched across Australia in March 2017.  Each State hosted 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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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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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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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

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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The Role of Women in Australian Public Policy Making - Chris Bowen MP

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 26, 2017, 12:30 pm

The NSW Branch of the Women in Economics Network together with sponsor KPMG are pleased to present a lunchtime address from Shadow Treasurer the Hon Chris Bowen MP on the role of women in Australian public policy making. 

Sorry: Bookings are now closed

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The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences

Event Type: co-hosted event

Date: Tuesday Jun 27, 2017, 5:30 pm

Dr John C Williams is visiting Sydney as part of the Society's Eminent Speaker Series.  Economic growth has slowed across the globe. The global growth slowdown reflects fundamental changes in trends in demographics and productivity. For example, trend real GDP growth in the United States is currently 1.6 percent, the slowest pace in memory. Similar slowdowns are seen in advanced economies across the globe.

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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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Speed Limits and Stall Speeds: Fostering Sustainable Growth in the US

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - visiting Australia as part of the Economic Society's Eminent Speaker Series.
 

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The Annual Fundraiser for The Anika Foundation

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunch in support of The Anika Foundation with a briefing by Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia - Recent developments in the Australian and global economies

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14th International Conference - WEAI

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jan 11, 2018, 9:00 am

Save the date for 14th Annual International Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) which will be hosted by Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle.

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AARES 2018 Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 6, 2018, 9:00 am

The Australasian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society will hold its 2018 Conference in Adelaide with the theme: Abundance in an Era of Scarcity? Challenges and Opportunities for Australasian Agriculture, Environment, Food, Resource and Agribusiness Sectors.

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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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