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Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch

For our October Poll we asked the panel to comment on two propositions relating to the Banking Royal Commission and the Credit Crunch.

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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ACE 2018

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.

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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Events

Australia Economic Outlook

Event Type: WEN Event

Date: Thursday Nov 22, 2018, 7:15 am

The WEN Queensland and ANZ would like to invite you to their breakfast event where Richard Yetsenga, Chief Economist of ANZ, and Joanne Masters, Senior Economist at ANZ, will discuss the state of the global economy and the challenges faced by Australia.

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How regional economies can adapt and thrive in a digitised, globalised world

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 22, 2018, 5:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) presents a free public seminar on:

How regional economies can adapt and thrive in a digitised, globalised world

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Year in review and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics - Speaker: Jayanta Sarkar

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 6, 2018, 5:15 pm

Speaker: Jayanta Sarkar

Year in Review and the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences

Join us for the Economic Society’s final event for the year and some drinks and savories.

Dr Jayanta Sarkar will provide some comments on 2018 Nobel Prize recipients for their contribution to growth models under uncertainty.

President Julian Pearce will provide an update on the activities for the Society of the year and preview the year ahead.

Look forward to seeing you all then!

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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Welcome to the website of the Economic Society of Australia (QLD) Inc. (i.e. ESA Queensland). ESA Queensland promotes discussion of, and debate about, economic issues and economic policies, supports the training and professional development of economists and encourages the study and teaching of economics. 

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