The first Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) was held in May 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria. The conference has since become an annual event. Responsibility for hosting the conference rotates between the various State Branches, while Central Council provides both continuity and support. ACE is the leading conference for economists in Australia. Each year it attracts top academic, policy and market economists to present their research and interact. The conference features both regional and international speakers.
Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
ACE2018 was held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes. Read on to view presentations.
ACE 2017 | Economics for Better Lives
ACE 2017 was hosted by the NSW branch. To view papers and videos from this event read on.
2016 Annual Conference
The South Australia Branch of the Society and Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park Campus hosted ACE2016, from 11-13 July 2016.
The Economics Society of Australia (QLD Branch) in association with Brisbane-based universities, hosted the 44th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2015).
ESAMACE2104, held in Hobart and hosted by the University of Tasmania, was the first ever joint conference of the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) and Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM). ESAM/ACE also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the first teaching appointment in Economics at the University of Tasmania, lending an excellent sense of celebration to proceedings.
The West Australian branch hosted the 42nd Australian Conference of Economists at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia in 2013.