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The release of Professor Sean Turnell

The ESA is delighted with the safe return of Sean Turnell, after his long and unjust imprisonment in Myanmar. The ESA advocated for Sean’s safe return, along with many of his friends and colleagues.

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New Report by the NSW Productivity Commission and NSW Innovation & Productivity Council

A new report has just been released by the NSW Productivity Commission and NSW Innovation and Productivity Council:

"Adaptive NSW: how embracing tech could recharge our prosperity" explores how emerging technologies could enhance productivity and improve economic growth in NSW.

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EES Lunch with The Hon. Wayne Swan

The Reserve Bank hosted the Society's Emerging Economist’s Series lunch on 2 November, with Wayne Swan, former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 2010 to 2013, and the Treasurer of Australia from 2007 to 2013 and current National President of the Australian Labor party. 

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Leading economists back Federal Government action to curb rising gas and electricity prices

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Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly endorsed intervention to restrain gas and electricity prices, with only three of the 47 leading economists surveyed believing the best thing the government can do is to leave things to the market.

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EES Lunch with Dr Cassandra Goldie

The Reserve Bank Boardroom again hosted the Society's Emerging Economist’s Series lunch on 24 October, with ACOSS CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie sharing her perspectives on the big challenges in social policy. A passionate and inspiring advocate, Dr Goldie shared with the audience her insights on the challenges of policy formation, the impact of policy decisions on those who are disadvantaged, the key areas society needs to focus on in the future and the key characteristics that make a good economist. 

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Do lockdowns and border closures serve the "greater good"?

ESA NSW Council member, Professor Gigi Foster, has recently had her latest book published, Do lockdowns and border closures serve the “greater good"? 

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ESA NSW Branch AGM 2022

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 27 September, a new Council was elected for 2022/23. Click here to meet your newly elected Council.

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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Emerging Economist Series

The 2022 Emerging Economist Series commenced in July, with Glenn Stevens AC as our special guest.  You can read more about our lunch with Glenn Stevens AC and how you can join the remainder of the program.  Series subscribers should note that there has been a slight change to the timing of the program - the new date for lunch with Melinda Cliento is now Friday 17 November.  

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Is education or immigration the answer to our skills shortage? We asked 50 economists

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Investing in Australians’ education is far more important than immigration in resolving the nation’s skills shortages, according to leading economists surveyed in the lead-up to this week’s jobs and skills summit.

The 50 top Australian economists polled by the Economic Society of Australia and The Conversation are recognised by their peers as leaders in their fields, including economic modelling, labour markets and public policy.

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Central Council Executive, 2022-2025

Following the Central Council meeting held at ACE 2022, we are pleased to confirm that Catherine de Fontenay was elected unopposed as President; Russell Ross was re-elected unopposed as Secretary; and following a secret ballot, Benedict Davies was re-elected (with 100% of the votes cast) as Treasurer.

Central Council would like to acknowledge and thank outgoing President Danielle Wood for her enormous contribution to the Society.  You can read more about Central Council's Executive here.

'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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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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Awards 2022

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2022 ESA National Awards.

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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

SPECIAL INVITATION: How Gender Impacts Outcomes in Education and in Family: An International Perspective - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 30, 2022, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

Gender can be an important factor in determining outcomes in schools as well as in families. In collaboration with the Korean Women Economists Association (KWEA, http://www.e-kwea.or.kr/ ), the Women in Economics Network invites you to a webinar on two interesting gender economics topics.

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RBA Topical Talk: Crypto-assets, Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currency - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 30, 2022, 4:00 pm

This talk from the Deputy Head of the RBA's Payments Policy department, Chris Thompson, will attempt to demystify crypto-assets, stablecoins and central bank digital currency (CBDC). It will also explore the work the RBA has been doing to research the case for a CBDC in Australia.

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ANU Workshop on Modelling Economic Sanctions

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2022, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is hosting a workshop on Modelling Economic Sanctions on 5 December 2022. It is a hybrid event taking place in person at the Australian National University and online via Zoom.

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Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together - Call for Papers

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Feb 2, 2023, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together

The Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together Workshop will be held at the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February 2023. Call for papers closes on 25 November 2022. Further information can be found by clicking this Call for Papers link.

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17th Western Economic Association International Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 12, 2023, 8:00 am

From: Central Council

Whether in-person or virtually, WEAI conferences bring together top economists from around the world to discuss their latest research. Join the conversation and plan to present a paper or organize a session! Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom on April 11th, 2023, with the in-person conference being held April 12-15, 2023 at the University of Melbourne. Keynote addresses include David Card, Cecilia Rouse, and Richard Blundell.

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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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