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Vale Professor Mardi Dungey

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Mardi Dungey.

Mardi was Professor of Economics and Finance at the University of Tasmania, Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at ANU and Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Financial Analysis and Policy at Cambridge University. She was a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

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Congestion Pricing

For our November poll, panelists were asked the following:  "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."

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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.

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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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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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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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

WEN Academic Career Mentoring Session

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 9:30 am

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019 program, the Women in Economics Network is hosting a Academic Career Development Session. This mentoring session will provide a supportive environment for early- and mid-career female academics to discuss their professional career goals and challenges, and receive career guidance and advice from senior academics in the field of economics. All female economics academics are welcome to participate. 

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WEN Gender Lensing Masterclass

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 13, 2019, 3:00 pm

From: Central Council

As part of the Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019) program, a special Masterclass on the topic of Gender Lensing will demonstrate an applied analysis of the gender-patterned effects of economic policy settings, delivered by Dr Janine Dixon (Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University) and Professor Miranda Stewart (Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Australian National University).

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2019)

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Feb 14, 2019, 8:30 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Gender Economics Workshop, co-hosted by RMIT University and the Women in Economics Network (WEN), will bring together a community of economic researchers and policy analysts to collectively contribute to the high quality evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society.

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ABARES Outlook 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Launched! ABARES Outlook 2019 conference welcomes delegates,  ABARES is please to announce the program launch of the Outlook 2019 conference, with registrations now open for delegates.

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Symposium on Lessons from the GFC

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Mar 7, 2019, 10:45 am

Symposium on Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

The 2008-09 global financial crisis is seen as the most cataclysmic macroeconomic event since The Great Depression. A decade has passed since central banks and governments began deploying a range of monetary and fiscal measures in response to the crisis. Hence, it is timely to assess the policy lessons to be learned from this episode.

This Symposium, jointly organised by the Economic Society of Australia (Qld) and the Griffith Asia Institute brings together high profile economists to analyse the key issues.

Information on the program is available here -  Symposium Program.pdf .   Registration is essential for this free event and closes Friday 29 February - Registration Link

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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

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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