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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

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Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

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Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

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Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)

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Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.

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Follow us on Twitter

We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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Events

Early insights into gender impacts of COVID-19 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 4, 2021, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

The ACT Branch of the Women in Economics Network is pleased to host a webinar on the gender impact of COVID-19, featuring four contributors from September’s Special Issue of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics. Their research provides early analysis on some of the key economic issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and explores gender issues raised by the pandemic both directly in the labour market and indirectly through its effects on particular aspects of economic and social life.

 

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Women in Economics Virtual Retreat 2021 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Monday Nov 15, 2021, 3:00 pm

From: Central Council

The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

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2021 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, 6:00 pm

From: Central Council

Navigating an Uncertain Future: Is Australia up to meeting the challenges and grasping the opportunities that await?

As Australia looks to rebuild after the health and economic devastation associated with the COVID pandemic, Martin Parkinson will explore some of the challenges and opportunities the nation will need to navigate. Note on timing: 6pm SYD/CBR/MEL/HOB, 5.30pm SA, 5pm QLD, 3pm WA

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Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture by Dr Martin Parkinson

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 24, 2021, 6:30 pm

IMPORTANT NOTE: The 2021 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture was to be held face to face in Brisbane but due to travel restrictions has been moved online (national ESA webinar). All previous registrations have been captured and re-registered to attend the Central Council online event.

REGISTER NOW VIA CENTRAL COUNCIL

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

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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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