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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'


Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN


IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......


RBA Economic Growth Targets

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


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.


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.


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.



Workshop on Computable General Equilibrium models

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Friday Nov 18, 2016, 9:30 am

Workshop on Computable General Equilibrium Modelling

Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models play an important role in many aspects of policy analysis from environmental regulation to tax policy at both national and state level. This workshop is aimed at academic and professional economists interested in learning the foundations of CGE modeling for policy purposes. The workshop consists of a theoretical session and a practical session to be conducted in the computer lab.  

Workshop details


Friday 18 November 2016


9.30 am – 3.00 pm (registrations from 9.00 am)

 Venue: Griffith University Southbank
  Webb Centre (SO2), Room 3.12

226 Grey Street, Southbank 


$50 for Griffith staff and students and members of the Economics Society of Australia; $60 for general admission

Bookings are via this link by Friday 11 November 2016

Facilitators - further details provided here

   Associate Professor Jay Bandaralage, Griffith University

   Dr Athula Naranpanawa, Griffith University

   Dr Tien Pham, Griffith University

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

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

From: Central Council

Registration is now OPEN for the Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) which will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. 

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