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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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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.

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.

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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

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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2018 Queensland Summer School in Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Nov 7, 2018, 2:00 pm

Queensland Summer School in the Economics of Patents and Innovation - Theory, Data and Policy Applications, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 November 2018

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University, and The University of Queensland invite you to participate in the 2018 Queensland Economics Summer School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 2.30pm, 7 November to 3pm, 9 November 2018.

Please see "View" button below for information on prices and discount codes for postgraduate students and academics.

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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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