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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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Events

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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ABE Briefing - Dr Tony Richards

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 26, 2018, 12:30 pm

Special Guest - Dr Tony Richards, Head of Payments Policy, Reserve Bank of Australia
 

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Cohort effects on the need for health care and implications for health care planning

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 27, 2018, 3:30 pm

CHERE is delighted to welcome Professor Stephen Birch to present a seminar on a new approach to estimating future health care requirements. All are welcome, and afternoon tea will be provided.

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Lunchtime Seminar: University Economics: Student Choices and Funding Incentives

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jun 28, 2018, 12:30 pm

Previous RBA work has highlighted the decline in the number of universities offering economics, weak enrolments in economics courses and a lack of diversity in the economics student population.  Join the discussion.

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Women in Economics Networking Night: Policy in the Pub

Event Type: Women in Economics Event 0

Date: Tuesday Jul 3, 2018, 6:00 pm

Come join us for a fun evening of networking, and hear from prominent market economist Jo Masters from ANZ. 

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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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ABE Briefing - Developments in housing markets

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 11, 2018, 12:30 pm

Australian Business Economists (ABE) are pleased to present a lunchtime briefing and discussion with Wayne Byres, Chairman, Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
 

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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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