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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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