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ESA NEP Robot Poll in the news 

A recent NEP Poll put out by ESA has been in the news lately.  "Collaborative robots could save Australian manufacturing jobs and boost small business" (Nick Whigham, news.com.au, MAY 18, 2018).  You can read the article by following this link.  In case you missed it, our original NEP poll ("Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'", October 2017) and the accompanying expert overviews by Professor Jeff Borland (University of Melbourne) and Professor Jason Potts (RMIT) are here.

Reduce government debt or provide tax cuts?

For our April poll we asked a budget related question of our panellists: Proposition 1: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio should be a priority for Australian governments. Proposition 2: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio is a higher priority than income or corporate tax cuts.

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 will be 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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US Corporate Tax Cuts

This month we asked our National Economic Panel (NEP) for their views on the following proposition. It goes to a potential core election issue as to whether Australia should follow President Trump's suit and reduce its company tax rate if it is to continue to attract investment from abroad and at home.

 

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ABC Radio Show - The Economists

One of our ESA National Economic Panellists, A/Prof Gigi Foster has teamed up with Peter Martin (The Age/SMH) to create a new ABC Radio show called 'The Economists' which 'uses the tools of f economics to shine a light on life'. 
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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.

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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.

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Events

The Gender Gap in Superannuation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Jun 11, 2018, 12:00 pm

Presentation by Professor Christine Smith, Griffith University

There is a large gender gap between retirement savings of Australian men and women.  According to the Australian Human Rights Commission website, for example the average superannuation payout for women is currently one third of the payout for men. This presentation will explore the reasons behind this gender gap and what superannuation funds and the government may need to do in order that another generation of women do not face the prospect of living their final years in poverty.

This presentation will be followed by a panel session comprised of major superannuation fund representatives and academic experts who will answer questions relating to how this gender gap might be addressed by policy makers and funds themselves.

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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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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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