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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 12th floor, Owen J Wordsworth Room, George St, Brisbane

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

Please contact the secretariat (admin@esaqld.org.au) if you wish to pay by credit card.

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The National Electricity Market: Current challenges and its future

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 14, 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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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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Strangers Trusting Strangers: Some Insights into Airbnb and Tourism

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

The Young Economists and the Women in Economics Network are delighted to invite you to their first joint event with presenter Renuka Mahadevan, Associate Professor for the School of Economics at UQ.

 

Renuka will share her research on the rise of the accommodation sharing economy both within Australia and globally, as well as the resulting impacts of this phenomenon.

 

Nibble food will be provided, beverages are available at the bar at your own cost.

 

Cost: YE/WEN/ESA Members $15, Non-Members $25

 

Event date: Tuesday 17th October, 6pm - 8pm

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Workshop on Leadership - Speaker: Jennifer Witheriff

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Oct 9, 2017, 5:30 pm

Speaker: Jennifer Witheriff

Workshop on Leadership with Jennifer Witheriff

The Women in Economics Network is delighted to invite you to register for the Workshop on Leadership with Jennifer Witheriff. This training session is designed for women who have already begun their careers and is suited to both junior and senior economists. It is tailored to small groups and will be capped at 30 attendees to guarantee an interactive dynamic.

Jennifer Witheriff is a highly-regarded executive and career coach and has already collaborated with WEN holding a training session at the 2017 Women in Economics Retreat.

Cost: Members $30; Non-members $60 (a light dinner will be served during the workshop)

If the event shows as "full" please email admin@esaqld.org.au to register your interest in attending if places become available.

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Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 14, 2017, 5:30 pm

Inaugural Ted Evans Public Lecture:  Elements of effective public policy - Address by Ted Evans, AC

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) in conjunction with the UQ, QUT and Griffith University has established an annual Ted Evans Public Policy lecture, with the inaugural lecture delivered by Ted Evans, AC, former Secretary to the Treasury from 1993 to 2001 and Chair of Westpac from 2007 to 2011.

There is no charge for the event.  Light refreshments will be served after the address and prior bookings are essential.

If the event shows as fully booked, please email admin@esaqld.org.au to be put on a wait list if places become available.

The annual Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture is a partnership between ESA Qld, UQ, QUT and Griffith University.

 

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Young Economists Trivia Night 2017

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 10, 2017, 6:00 pm

Young Economists Queensland cordially invites you to our 2017 economics trivia night – House of Cards! How well do you know your trivia?

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Economic Fast Track Briefing - Who pays the sales tax on food

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jun 23, 2017, 12:15 pm

Economic Fast Track Briefing:  Dr Haishan Yuan, UQ:  Who bears the cost of sales taxes on food

This is the first of a series of seminars presented by early-career economic professionals in an accessible way to a broader audience.

This presentation will explore an innovative way of estimating the incidence of a sales tax on food, which has application to tax design more generally.

There is no charge for the event, which is supported by UQ's School of Economics. 

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2017 Post-Budget Briefing on the Economic Forecasts by Queensland Treasury

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 21, 2017, 12:15 pm

Greg Uptin from Queensland Treasury will discuss the economic forecasts underpinning the 2017-18 State Budget to be released on 13 June 2017. A light lunch will be provided.

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2017 Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Jun 7, 2017, 1:00 pm

Queensland Winter School in Public Policy Evaluation, O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat, 7 -9 June 2017

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld), in association with Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Griffith University, and The University of Queensland invite you to participate in the 2017 Queensland Economics Winter School at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland from 7 to 9 June 2017.

Evaluating Public Policy – natural experiments and empirical techniques

Lead presenter: Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Director, Centre for Economic Performance

Please see details of Winter School for further information on the program, registration fees and for discount codes for favourable pricing for HDR students and academic staff.  As room bookings need to be firmed up, it is important to book before 8 May to certain of securing a place - see the details below if payment is not possible by that date.

 

 

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Women in Economics Network Queensland launch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017, 5:30 pm

 

Join economists and others with an interest in supporting the careers of female economists at the launch of the Women in Economics Network (WEN) Queensland.

The event starts for informal networking from 5pm with apanel discussion starting at 6pm on developing a successful career in economics with: 

  • Cathie Close, Reserve Bank of Australia Senior Representative Qld
  • Natasha Doherty, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
  • Sally Noonan, ‎Deputy Director General, Dept of Transport and Main Roads
  • Christine Smith, Professor of Economics, Griffith University

 Moderator: Dr Tina Rampino, Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science Research, UQ and President of WEN in Queensland.

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ESA QLD 2017 Business Lunch - Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 4, 2017, 12:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to an important luncheon address featuring  Philip Lowe, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Bicentennial Celebration for Ricardo's On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation - Speaker: Pascalis Raimondos

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Speaker: Pascalis Raimondos

ESA Qld invites you to join in celebrating the Bicentennial of Ricardo’s On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation.

Prof. Pascalis Raimondos, Head of Economic and Finance School at QUT, will share a presentation on the current state of Globalisation and the impact Ricardo had on the modern economic environment.

Canapes will be provided, and a cash bar will be available so you can get a drink to toast to one of the great classical economists.

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ESA Queensland 2017 AGM

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 22, 2017, 5:00 pm

The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held at Morgans, Level 29, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane on Wednesday 22 March commencing at 5.30 pm, with refreshments from 5pm.

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Zombie Electricity Utilities: A world with falling demand for on-grid electricity consumption

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Mar 13, 2017, 12:15 pm

Presentation by Professor Manuel Pinho (Columbia), Minister of Economy and Innovation for Portugal (2005-2009)

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The Economics of President Trump

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 22, 2017, 6:00 pm

Join us on the evening of Wednesday 22 February for a timely panel discussion on the economics of President Trump, including an analysis of his trade and taxation policies, with a focus on what they might mean for Australia.

Panellists will include Professor Fabrizio Carmignani from Griffith University, Michael Knox, Chief Economist at Morgans, and Begoña Dominguez, Associate Professor at the School of Economics at UQ.

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YE - A Day in the Life of...

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Dec 8, 2016, 5:30 pm

YE Qld with Griffith University and QCA present the annual Day in the Life Of...

This event is for young professionals and University students to hear from peers already in the industry. This is a free event, however places are strictly limited. Canapes and drinks will be provided.

Date:                   Thursday, 8th December 2016
Time: 17:30 until 21:00
Venue: The Ship Inn (Upstairs function room)

RSVP closes 30th November 2016

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

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

From: Central Council

Final Chance to Register 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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How Economics Improved the World in 2016

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Nov 29, 2016, 5:00 pm

How Economics Improved the World in 2016 

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.  This will be followed by a light-hearted look at how economics improved the world in 2016 with commentary from Professor Flavio Menezes and Professor Lionel Page of QUT, 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. 

Lionel Page

Professor Lionel Page is head of the Behavioural Economics Group at QUT and received the Young Economist Award from the Economic Society which recognises the Australian economist under the age of forty who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.

Cost: Members - no charge; Non-members $40

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

Venue: QUT Z Block, 10th floor, Gibson Room, George St, Brisbane

 

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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

Date:

Friday 18 November 2016


Time:

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 

Cost: 

$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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14th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The University of South Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are very proud to invite you to the 14th Competition Law and Economics Workshop. The Workshop will be a forum for discussion and networking bringing together national and international thought leaders and key stakeholders, including regulators, lawyers, economists, judges, academics, business and industry leaders and more.

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Challenges of Economic Regulation in Qld: Address by Professor Roy Green, Chair, Qld Competition Authority

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 11, 2016, 4:45 pm

The Economics Society of Australia (Qld) invites you to a presentation by Professor Roy Green, Chair,  Qld Competition Authority:

The Challenges of Economic Regulation in Queensland

NOTE:  This event is fully booked wth a sizeable wait list already so we are unfortunately unable to register additional names on the wait list at this stage.

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016

Time: 4.45pm for 5.00pm start, to conclude by 6pm. Attendees are invited to stay on for drinks and savouries.

Venue: MinterEllison, Level 22, Waterfront Place, 1 Eagle St, Brisbane

Dress: Business attire

Cost: No charge but prior registration is required and numbers are limited

Professor Roy Green was appointed Chair of the Queensland Competition Authority in June 2015.  He is Dean of the UTS Business School at the University of Technology Sydney. He graduated with first class honours from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he has worked in universities, business and government, published widely in the areas of innovation policy and management and undertaken multi-country projects with the OECD and European Commission.

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ESA 2016 Young Economist Prof. Lionel Page - - Speaker: Lionel Page

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 16, 2016, 12:15 pm

Speaker: Lionel Page

The Economic Society of Australia established the Young Economist Award in 2006, to honour an Australian (resident) Economist under the age of 40 who has contributed outstanding research to the field.

This year at the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE), the selection committee announced the winner as QUT Economist, Prof. Lionel Page.

ESA Qld cordially invites you to attend a presentation by Prof. Page on his work in the field of Behavioural Economics, Optimally Irrational.

 

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Cost Benefit Analysis in contemporary project evaluation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 7, 2016, 4:00 pm

Cost Benefit Analysis in contemporary project evaluation – a facilitated discussion between academics, practioners and public policy advisors

The use of cost-benefit analysis (CBA) has become an important component of any business case for major infrastructure expenditure in Australia and, in some cases, is mandated by legislation.

This event aims to identify the key challenges in the contemporary use of CBA in the evaluation of major projects.  The format will involve a brief presentation from the perspective of a public policy advisor, followed by a facilitated discussion between three main sectors involved in  CBA in Australia – academics; professional economics consultants; and public sector policy advisors.

The aim of the discussion is to build networks across those active in CBA in Queensland, identify common ground and issues for further analysis and research, as well as possible themes for future events. 

The session will be followed by drinks and savouries. 

There is no charge for the event but prior registration is required and places are limited.

Event Sponsor:

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Forward unto the unchartered realm of psyche: In search of a map of Mind

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

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