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RBA Economic Growth Targets

Panellists were asked: The Reserve Bank of Australia should be tasked with targeting nominal economic growth rather than inflation.





Hold the Date

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives

The NSW Branch are very excited to be hosting ACE 2017 which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney from 19-21 July 2017.


National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda: Engagement and Impact Assessment 

Read the Economic Society of Australia's submission that responds to the Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper of the Australian Research Council’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.


The Brexit: Impact on Citizens

Our latest National Economic Panel Poll asked members to comment on the impact Brexit will have on UK Citizens.


Awards 2016


Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.


Spend on education or business tax cuts?

In the lead up to the 2016 Australian federal election we asked the Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) for their opinion on this proposition:

'Australia will receive a bigger economic growth dividend in the long-run by spending on education than offering an equivalent amount of money on a tax cut to business.'



RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.



Challenges of Economic Regulation in Qld: Address by Professor Roy Green, Chair, Qld Competition Authority

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 11, 2016, 4:45 pm

The Economics Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to a presentation by Professor Roy Green, Chair,  Qld Competition Authority:

The Challenges of Economic Regulation in Queensland

NOTE:  If the event shows as fully booked, please email admin@esaqld.org.au with your name and organisation to be placed on a 'wait list' in case of cancellations. 

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time: 4.45pm for 5.00pm start, to conclude by 6pm. Attendees are invited to stay on for drinks and savouries.

Venue: MinterEllison, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane

Dress: Business attire

Cost: No charge but prior registration is required and numbers are limited

Professor Roy Green was appointed Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority in June 2015.  He is Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He graduated with first class honours from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he has worked in universities, business and government, published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken multi-country projects with the OECD and European Commission.

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14th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The University of South Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are very proud to invite you to the 14th Competition Law and Economics Workshop. The Workshop will be a forum for discussion and networking bringing together national and international thought leaders and key stakeholders, including regulators, lawyers, economists, judges, academics, business and industry leaders and more.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching.  CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST

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