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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."


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.


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".


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.


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.  


ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.


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.


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.


ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

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


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


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



ABE Annual Dinner and Briefing by Dr Philip Lowe

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 21, 2017, 6:45 pm

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present its annual dinner including a briefing and discussion with Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia - Recent Developments in the Australian and Global Economy.

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Lunchtime Seminar: Trends in Economics Enrolments at Australian Universities

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 23, 2017, 12:30 pm

In a speech given on 29 July 2017, Dr Jacqui Dwyer (Head of the Reserve Bank’s Information Department) showed that there has been a sharp drop in the number of students studying economics in Year 12 since the early 1990s, alongside a substantial decline in diversity.

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14th International Conference - WEAI

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

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

Present a paper, organize a session, discuss a paper, chair a session -- submission deadline is August 15, 2017. 

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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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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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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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