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Stiglitz Essay Prize

The International Economic Association (IEA) is happy to announce the Second Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honour of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz. 

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ACE2020 - Wealth & Wellbeing


ACE2020, which will be focusing on "100 years of Welfare Economics", will be hosted by ESA's Western Australia branch.  Keep an eye on our website for more information as it comes in and in the meantime Hold the Date of 8-10 July 2020.

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Awards 2019

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2019 in Melbourne

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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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ACE2019

Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Presentations will be posted progressively.

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Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women - April 2019

Poll 37

Proposition 1: "Without changes to existing public policy or private sector practice in Australia, motherhood will always negatively affect a woman's career."

Proposition 2: "In Australia, fathers are more restricted than mothers in fulfilling a caring role while in employment."

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Website Updates

The Society's Central Council has initiated a number of improvements and enhancements to the website.

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Events

Young Economist's Career Development Evening, Wednesday 28 August, 6pm - 8pm

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 28, 2019, 5:30 pm

Young Economists Qld (YE) welcome you to join them for a career development evening where you will hear about the challenges and triumphs experienced by professionals across the private, public and academic sectors. Question time will form a large part of the evening and audience members are encouraged to leverage this opportunity to gain genuine career advice, particularly from corners of the economics and policy field that might not be familiar to them.

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Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Delivering the 2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 12, 2019, 5:30 pm

2019 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC - Public policy - the first line of defence

Drawing on her extensive experience during a distinguished career in both the public and private sectors, Karen Chester will discuss the key role that public policy should play as the first line of defence for establishing competitive and fair markets. The subsequent lines of defence being consumers, the conduct of firms and finally the regulator. Karen will also explore why a few critical markets today (including the financial system) are falling short in delivering competitive and fair outcomes and how these failings might be addressed.

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

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Australia and the OECD: Key Priorities in a digitalised world

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Sep 13, 2019, 12:00 pm

Many of the issues affecting Australia’s long-term welfare require a strong international framework.  The current framework for trade and taxation is being challenged in an increasingly digitalised world facing renewed trade tensions.  

 In an event jointly organised by the Economic Society Qld and the School of Economics and Finance at QUT, Australia’s Ambassador to the OECD, Dr Alex Robson, will discuss the Government’s efforts to advance Australia’s interests at the OECD in response to these challenges, with a special focus on multinational taxation and the digital economy.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 17, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The Retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 5, 2020, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The next Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2020) will be hosted by the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in partnership with QUT, in Brisbane, Australia, on 5-7 February 2020.

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Australian Statistical Society and NZ Statistical Association Conference - ANZSC 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 6, 2020, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

This conference brings together four leading statistical communities in the region – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association, the International Institute of Business Analysis (Special Interest Group for Business Analytics), and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics.

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Welcome

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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