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‘It’s important not to overreact’: Australia’s top economists on how to fix high inflation

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Australia’s top economists are divided about how to tackle ballooning inflation of 6.1% that’s forecast to climb to a three-decade high of 7.75% by the end of the year.

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Vale Professor Geoffrey Brennan

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Professor Geoffrey Brennan.

Geoffrey Brennan was an outstanding scholar, who did ground-breaking work in economics and philosophy and at their intersection and played a major role in the development of PPE as a global interdisciplinary research program.

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WEN Credible Blog Series Writing Competition - Winners Announcement

In 2022, NSW WEN hosted its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series.

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ACE 2022

Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 was held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, sought to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces.

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Prioritising issues for the incoming Government

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Panellists were asked: 

"From this list, please pick the three issues you think will be the most important for the incoming government and should be the most important in the election".

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

Over the past year, the Reserve Bank has been releasing a large volume of digitised archival records to the public through our digital archive (called Unreserved). These records span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. In this latest release, users will find primary source material about government finances, the evolving international architecture of the 20th century and economic analysis for the period from 1918 to 1966.

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What should the budget deficit be?

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Given the economic environment, compared to the December projection what should the budget deficit be?

Cut emissions, not petrol tax; fund childcare, not beer. What economists want from next week’s budget


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Intake of permanent migrants

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"What do you think the intake of permanent migrants should be in coming years"

Australia’s leading economists have overwhelmingly endorsed a return to the highest immigration intake on record, saying Australia should aim for at least 190,000 migrants per year as it opens its borders, up from the target of 160,000 per year set ahead of COVID.

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Awards 2021

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2021 ESA National Awards.

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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Follow us on Twitter

We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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Events

Delivering Customer Value: A new framework for water regulation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 23, 2022, 12:30 pm

All people in NSW expect safe reliable drinking water and wastewater services at a fair price. However, the environment in which monopoly water businesses plan and deliver services is changing. Population growth, climate change, economic shocks, digital technology and new government water strategies all present challenges that water businesses need to plan for and manage.

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ABE presents a briefing and discussion with Dr David Gruen AO, Australian Statistician - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 24, 2022, 1:00 pm

ABE is presenting a briefing with Dr David Gruen AO, Australian Statistician, next Wednesday, 24 August. Dr Gruen will canvass results from Census 2021 and implications for public policy. The briefing will be presented as a webinar. ESA members are welcome to attend at no charge.

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Australia's Great Depression - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 25, 2022, 12:30 pm

The Great Depression is still recognised as the worst economic crisis the world has faced.  Australia was hit particularly hard. Possibly one in three Australians were unemployed at the depths of the Depression. Yet the capacity of Australian governments to respond to the mass social distress proved limited. 

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ABE Lunch with Dr Philip Lowe: Economic outlook and monetary policy

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Sep 8, 2022, 12:00 pm

The Anika Foundation and Australian Business Economists are pleased to present a lunch in support of The Anika Foundation with a briefing by Dr Philip Lowe, Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia: Economic outlook and monetary policy

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ESA NSW Branch - AGM 2022 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 27, 2022, 6:00 pm

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of the ESA NSW Branch will be held on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

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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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