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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.

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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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A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise.

For our May poll, we asked our panellists for their opinions on this proposition: "A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise."  By way of background, several Australian government, academic and private-sector studies have pointed to slow housing supply as an important driver in Australia’s high and rising housing prices.

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Events

ESA Qld 2018 Business Lunch - Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 22, 2018, 12:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring  Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.  

 

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Short- and long-term consequences of teachers' gender biases

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Aug 31, 2018, 12:00 pm

Presentation by Dr. Rigissa Megalokonomou, University of Queensland

 

Abstract: Recent research focuses on factors determining gender differences in academic achievements and in university field of study. In this study we focus on how teachers’ gender role attitudes and stereotypes influence the gender gap by affecting the environment at school. We explore the extent to which teachers’ gender bias in high school influences students’ academic performance in high-stake exams that determine admission to universities and on students’ choice of university field of study.  We introduce a new way of measuring teacher gender bias and we link teachers over time to get a persistent measure of their bias based on many classes.

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Economists and the Media

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 6, 2018, 12:15 pm

A lunchtime seminar on successfully engaging with the media for economists and business/finance professionals. Featuring presentations by former senior ABC and BBC journalist Rebecca Archer of Connect Media Training and economist and frequent media commentator Professor Fabrizio Carmignani of Griffith University. A light lunch will be provided.

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A Day in the Life

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 18, 2018, 5:30 pm

A Day in the Life’ presents an opportunity to hear from three professionals with an academic background in economics reflecting on their careers and providing valuable insight into a typical day on their jobs. This a free event and light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Come and join us in an evening of networking and knowledge sharing. See you there!

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Vince FitzGerald, AO - Delivering the 2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 4, 2018, 5:30 pm

2018 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, Thursday 4 October, 5.30 for 6pm until 7pm followed by refreshments, Room Three Sixty, QUT, Y Block, Gardens Point, Brisbane

Dr Vince FitzGerald, AO:  The rise of economists in public policy … and looming challenges

Drawing on his extensive public policy experience, Vince FitzGerald's address will focus on the increased role of economics and economists in public policy formulation, on how economic reform was successfully achieved in the past and how the prospects for achieving reform can be improved in today’s environment. Finally he will analyse the growing challenges of inequality and fiscal sustainability after the global financial crisis.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University. 

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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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