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 Cost Benefit Analysis Forum

CBA Forum, Hold the Date, Wednesday 27 April.  We have set the date for the Cost Benefit Analysis Forum - 2022 as an in-person event in Sydney. The program details are being finalised and will be released next month. We welcome suggested topics for inclusion in the program and are also gauging interest in a potential half-day Introduction to CBA Course, to be held in conjunction with the forum..  Please Contact Us with your feedback.


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WEN Credible Blog Series Writing Competition

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

Applicants must be current ESA WEN members, unless they are students (join now)


ACE2022 Hold the Date

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon, and the Call for Abstracts will open in December.


Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) seeking researchers

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is launching a new website where researchers in Australia can find research data tools, resources, best-practice, news and events in one central hub.



Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (55)

Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (58)

5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).


Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.


ESA NSW Branch AGM 2021

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 31 August, a new Council was elected for 2021/22. Click here to meet your newly elected Council.

Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (60)

Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (56)


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. 


Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

Responses (62)

Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.


The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)


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.


Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.


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