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Australia Day Honours 2024

Congratulations to Deborah Ann Cobb-Clark AO for her recognition in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list for distinguished service to economic research, to tertiary education, and to the social sciences. Deborah has been appointed as an Officer of the Order (AO).

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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

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

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We can and should keep unemployment below 4%, says our survey of top economists

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Australia’s leading economists believe Australia can sustain an unemployment rate as low as 3.75% – much lower than the latest Reserve Bank estimate of 4.25% and the Treasury’s latest estimate of 4.5%.

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STEM professionals in schools

The ESA Central Council and the heads of Economics departments at various Australian universities have had a number of discussions about declining enrolments in Economics and the lack of diversity in enrolments. There are low enrolments of women, but there are also low enrolments of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is largely due to the decline in the number of high schools that offer Economics as a subject. High schools in disadvantaged areas are particularly unlikely to offer Economics.

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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.

Budget 2023

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Our panellists were asked the following 2023 budget question: "On May 9, the government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to strike a balance between relief, repair and restraint'.  What grade would you give the budget, given that objective: A, B, C, D, E or F?"

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ACE 2023

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2023 was held from the 9 - 12 July 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland. 

The aim was to organise a conference with interest to all economists, both academic and professional. Only by a balanced approach of practice and theory can we solve the problems our society faces. 

Presentations are uploaded where permission has been received.

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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

Leah Armstrong Scholarship Award Ceremony

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 27, 2024, 5:30 pm

First Nations Economics and First Nations Foundation warmly invite you to attend the Awards Ceremony to celebrate the Leah Armstrong Scholarship and its recipients. 

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Andrew Leigh - The Shortest History of Economics - Book Launch

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Monday Mar 4, 2024, 12:00 pm

From ancient times to the modern world, The Shortest History of Economics unearths the hidden economic forces behind war, innovation and social transformation. Join us for the Sydney launch of "The Shortest History of Economics" at UNSW on 4 March 2024.

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Mariana Mazzucato - The Mission-Led Australia Tour - Sydney Lecture

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Monday Mar 11, 2024, 6:00 pm

Professor Mariana Mazzucato, who has gained global prominence through books like The Entrepreneurial StateMission Economy and – most recently – The Big Con, will provide an address on industrial development and innovation in a less secure, more geopolitically fraught, post-Covid global environment.

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The Deglobalization Myth - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 12, 2024, 12:30 pm

For all the talk of near/re/on/friend-shoring, global supply chains have in fact been expanding. In a recent work commissioned by Hinrich Foundation, Thang Nguyen-Quoc (Oxford Economics) traces the evolution of global supply chain through the lens of intermediate goods trade.

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Finding the Money - Film Screening

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Wednesday Mar 13, 2024, 6:30 pm

This event includes a screening of Finding The Money and a post-screening Q&A with Professor Stephanie Kelton and director Maren Poitras.

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[NEW DATE] For high school students - Why you won’t regret studying HSC Economics

Event Type: Women in Economics Event

Date: Saturday Apr 6, 2024, 1:00 pm

Hear from a panel of Economists from a range of sectors, keen to share their love of economics, why they never regretted studying economics at school/university, and why high school is the best time to be thinking about how economics can be applied to solve real world problems.

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YEN New Year Networking Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Apr 12, 2024, 5:00 pm

Please join us for the Young Economists Networking Drinks. As we look to another big year in the world of economics, this is an opportunity to unwind, and network with like minded colleagues from across academic, public and private 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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