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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CBA Forum - Hold the Date
The Economic Society of Australia, NSW Branch and our Venue Partner Deloitte are pleased to advise that plans are underway for the return of our very popular one-day Cost Benefit Analysis Forum. Details will follow shortly, but if this event is of interest to you please hold the date of Tuesday 8 August. Contact Us if you would like to be involved on the organising committee or have a speaker / topic that you would like to put forward.Read more...
Australian Conference of Economists 2023
The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2023 will be held from the 9 - 12 July 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Our aim is 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.Read more...
How economists would raise $20 billion per year
When panellests were asked to find an extra A$20 billion per year to fund government priorities like building nuclear submarines and responding to climate change, Australia’s top economists overwhelmingly back land tax, increased resource taxes, an attack on negative gearing and extending the scope of the goods and services tax.
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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.Read more...
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study - Fellowship and Short-term Research Stays
Located in the Botanic Garden in Uppsala, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (scas) is a
national institute for advanced study. For the academic year 2024-25 the Collegium offers residential
fellowships for senior and early-career scholars from all countries. The Collegium is also offers short-term research stays (approximately two weeks to two months) to scholars from all countries.
ADAM SMITH AT 300
To mark the tercentenary of the birth of Adam Smith, the School of Economics at the University of Sydney is sponsoring two events: an academic symposium, 1400–1730 Friday 26 May 2023, ('Perspectives on Adam Smith’) featuring contributions by Professor Tony Aspromourgos (Economics, University of Sydney), Professor Lisa Hill (Politics, University of Adelaide), Professor Andreas Ortmann (Economics, University of New South Wales) and Dr Matthew Smith (Economics, University of Sydney); and a Public Lecture, 1800–1930 Friday 16 June 2023 (‘Adam Smith at 300’) by Tony Aspromourgos. Fuller details and registration processes will be announced closer to the events. Preliminary inquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Graham White email@example.com
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.Read more...
Leading economists back Federal Government action to curb rising gas and electricity prices
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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Is education or immigration the answer to our skills shortage? We asked 50 economists
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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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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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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.Read more...