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The Finkel Review

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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.


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Our latest NEP poll concerns the controversial topic of how we want our human services delivered - by government or by the private sector?  


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

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2017

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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.



Economic Fast Track Briefing - Differential regulated pricing

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 26, 2017, 12:15 pm

Differential Pricing with Courtney Chester, QCA: Is it ever okay to charge different customers different amounts for the same service?

Come and test this question against the principles of economic efficiency, fairness and regulatory governance, in a real-life example from the chronicles of Queensland’s competition authority.

A light lunch will be served from 12.15pm.  There is no charge for this event which is supported by the Queensland Competition Authority.  However, prior booking is essential.


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The National Electricity Market: Current challenges and its future

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 9, 2017, 12:00 pm

Lunchtime discussion on the future of the NEM, chaired by Synergies Principal Euan Morton and featuring presentations from University of Queensland Economics Professor Flavio Menezes and AGL Chief Economist Tim Nelson.

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Year in review

Event Type: ESA Event

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

Year in review and end of year function 

Join us for the Economic Society’s final event for the year.  The function will feature an update from Professor Flavio Menezes on the activities for the Society for the year, a review of a few of the developments in economics  and the economics profession in 2017, and end-of-year drinks and savouries.

Professor Flavio Menezes, President of the Economic Society of Australian (Qld) is a Professor of Economics at UQ, Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Senior Fellow at the Australian Institute of Business and Economics, member of the standing committee of the Econometric Society (Australasia) and Deputy Chair of the Qld Competition Authority. 


Date and Time: 5.00 for 5.15pm start, until 7pm, Tuesday 29 November

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


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