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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. Prresentations will be posted as soon as possible.

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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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Professional accreditation of economists

NEP poll 36 - March 2019 - For our second Poll this year, our panellists were asked to comment on the following two propositions:

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 


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Bank Royal Commission (II)

NEP poll 35 - February 2019

In the first poll of 2019 – following on from our Banking Royal Commission poll last year about the risk of a credit squeeze, and before the Commission’s Final Report was released – our panellists were asked for their opinions on the following proposition:

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

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Events

Trade Tensions Panel Discussion, 1 August 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (Qld) is holding a panel discussion on current global trade tensions and the implications to the Australian economy. The panel features Simon Fischer, Trade and Investment Queensland, Renuka Mahadevan (UQ), Tony Makin (Griffith), and Pascalis Raimondos (QUT).

The event is free to all. Registrations are needed for catering purposes.

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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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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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