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ACE 2022

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

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Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP) - Call for Editors

Economic Analysis and Policy (EAP) has improved its performance considerably since it was taken over by Elsevier back in 2014. The combination of an online-only publication strategy, together with the steady editorial guidance of the Managing Editor since 2008, has been successful in increasing the journal’s outreach and placing EAP ready for its next step: an editorial team that will be diverse and specialised at the same time.

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Prioritising issues for the incoming Government

Poll 54

Panellists were asked: 

"From this list, please pick the three issues you think will be the most important for the incoming government and should be the most important in the election".

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

Over the past year, the Reserve Bank has been releasing a large volume of digitised archival records to the public through our digital archive (called Unreserved). These records span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. In this latest release, users will find primary source material about government finances, the evolving international architecture of the 20th century and economic analysis for the period from 1918 to 1966.

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What should the budget deficit be?

Poll 53

Given the economic environment, compared to the December projection what should the budget deficit be?

Cut emissions, not petrol tax; fund childcare, not beer. What economists want from next week’s budget


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Intake of permanent migrants

Poll 52

"What do you think the intake of permanent migrants should be in coming years"

Australia’s leading economists have overwhelmingly endorsed a return to the highest immigration intake on record, saying Australia should aim for at least 190,000 migrants per year as it opens its borders, up from the target of 160,000 per year set ahead of COVID.

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Awards 2021

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2021 ESA National Awards.

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Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

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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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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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Events

Credible Economist Writing Competition: Winners Announcement - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 28, 2022, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

In early 2022, NSW WEN announced a writing competition to empower female voices in economics. The competition is part of the Credible Economist blog series.

WEN received a competitive array of entries covering a wide range of topics. After a rigorous and difficult judging process, the judges selected the top 3 blogs and 3 honourable mentions from the entry list.

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2022 Australasia Meeting of the Econometric Society - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: External Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 6, 2022, 8:00 am

The 2022 Australasia Meeting of the Econometric Society will be held online on July 6 – 8, 2022 and will be hosted by the School of Economics, The University of Queensland.

This is an external event. Please register here: https://esam2022.org/registration/.

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ACE2022

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Sunday Jul 10, 2022, 8:00 am

From: Central Council

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.

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The 26th Australasian Teaching Economics Conference - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 14, 2022, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

This year the Australasian Teaching Economics Conference (ATEC22) will be hosted by the Australian National University from July 14-15 2022. Given the ups and downs we’re still experiencing (and the resulting budget issues) the conference will again be held virtually over zoom, which also means a zero cost registration!

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2022 ESA Winter School

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 18, 2022, 10:00 am

The 2022 event will be a two day workshop on ‘Neuro and Behavioural Finance; facilitated by Prof. Bossaerts and will start at 10am on the 18th July, and conclude the morning of Wed 20th July.

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Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Deputy Governor's Lunch

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 19, 2022, 11:45 am

The Economic Society of Australia (Queensland Branch) will be holding its the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Deputy Governor's Lunch on 19 July 2022 from 11.45 am to 2pm at the Hilton Hotel.

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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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