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Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 July, with a Welcome Reception on the evening of 9th July.  Registration is now open.

Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

Responses (50)
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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

Poll 61

Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero

Responses (208)
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CBA Forum - catch up on the recordings

If you missed the ESA NSW Branch Cost Benefit Analysis Forum this year, you can catch up on the recordings. Visit this page.

Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

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. The latest release includes records about the work and influence of Dr HC Coombs along with additional records from the Bank’s Research Department, with much of the new information covering the period from the Bank’s ‘separation’ from the original Commonwealth Bank in 1960 through to the early 1970s.

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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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Awards 2023

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE2023, held in Brisbane.  Read on to find out who won the 2023 ESA National Awards.

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Events

Sustainable Prosperity: What does it look like and how are we going? - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: External Event

Date: Tuesday May 21, 2024, 8:00 pm

Sustainable Prosperity: What does it look like and how are we going? – Free online seminar with Associate Professor Steven Hail

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Eminent Speaker Series: Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

FDI and Superstar Spillovers: Evidence from firm-to-firm transactions

Using firm-to-firm transactions, we show that starting to supply a 'superstar' firm (large domestic firms, exporters and multinationals) boosts productivity by 8% in the medium run.

Join us for this Member-Only event which is part of ESA's Eminent Speaker Series

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The State of Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

There has been a consequential fall in the size and diversity of the economics student population in Australia. One approach to looking at the economics discipline in a structured way is to ask the following questions. Who studies economics? What is the pipeline of potential economics graduates? How are economic skills rewarded by the labour market? And what is the level of economic literacy in the community? Some high-level answers to these questions are provided in a summary of the current ‘state of economics’.

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Does Australia naturally tend towards oligopoly and if so, does it matter?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 29, 2024, 12:15 pm

Dr Emerson will speak on the prevalence of oligopolies in Australia and the role and limits of government regulation dealing with oligopolies.

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Gender pay gap in Australia - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 5, 2024, 12:00 pm

Join us for this online event to hear researchers Silvia Griselda and Elyse Dwyer discuss the findings of their recent research into the drivers of the gender pay gap in Australia. The event will be moderated by NSW WEN Chair Evie Fox Koob.

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ACE 2024

Date: Tuesday Jul 9, 2024, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Join us for the Australian Conference of Economists 2024, being held in Adelaide, South Australia.

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Emerging Economist Series 2024

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 pm

Consisting of three dinners, the 2024 Emerging Economist Series will be held at the Reserve Bank of Australia's H.C. Coombs Centre. Attendance is by subscription to all three events and can be shared amongst your colleagues.

The program offers a fantastic professional development opportunity for economists. The first lunch will take place on Tuesday 23 July 2024 with Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission REGISTER NOW

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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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