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Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'

Question A: "Holding labor market institutions and job training fixed, rising use of robots and artificial intelligence is likely to increase substantially the number of workers in Australia who are unemployed for long periods."

Question B: "Rising use of robots and artificial intelligence in Australia is likely to create benefits large enough that they could be used to compensate those workers who are substantially negatively affected for their lost wages."


Call for Papers - Special Sections in the Economic Papers

The Economic Papers is calling for papers for two special sections to be published in the journal in 2018.


Public borrowing for infrastructure investment

"As interest rates are at low levels by historical standards, federal and state governments, despite their public debt levels, should be borrowing more than they currently are to invest in infrastructure".


Register of Economists

The ESA and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to announce the launch of our Register of Economists and Women in Economics Register for media and public speaking.


The Finkel Review

Our latest NEP poll gathers expert opinions on the proposed Clean Energy Target scheme recommended by The Finkel Review as a key part of the blue-print for reform of the electricity industry.  


ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.


Awards 2017

The Economic Society of Australia offers annual awards to honour distinguished Australian Economists for their contribution to the development of economics.  Pictured here is Professor Alison Booth receiving her award from ESA President Matthew Butlin.


ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE 2017 has now concluded - if you were among the delegates we hope you enjoyed the Conference. 


Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

Congratulations to Ross Garnaut, Professor Peter Dawkins and Professor Tom Karmel who received honours in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017


Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community


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.



Year in review and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 13, 2017, 5:00 pm

Year in review and the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics

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

The function will feature a brief update from Professor Flavio Menezes,  Economic Society Qld President, on the activities for the Society for the year.

 Professor John Quiggin will also provide some comments on the 2017 Nobel Prize for economics which was awarded to Richard Thaler for his contributions to behavioural economics.  Professor Quiggin's 1980 honours thesis at the ANU provided and independent analytical basis for some of the themes considered by behavioural economists.

There can be no-one better than John Quiggin to provide comments on the latest Nobel Prize in economics.

Date and Time: 5.00 for 5.15pm start, until 7pm, Wednesday 13 December

Venue: QUT S Block 10th floor, Owen J Wordsworth Room, George St, Brisbane

Cost:  Free for members; $40 for non-members


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