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Government Debt during the COVID19 Crisis

Poll 40

"Governments should provide ongoing fiscal support to boost aggregate demand during the economic crisis and recovery, even if it means a substantial increase in public debt"

Photo Credit: Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND 

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Virtual Policy Hackathon

The Economics Society of Australia is excited to announce our Virtual Policy Hackathon event!  Compete in a team under the mentorship of an economist to develop a very brief, specific and actionable policy proposal that relates to improving the health of the Australian economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is all about encouraging innovative ideas.

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize

Nicolas de Laubier-Longuet Marx from USA, Ahmed Abdul Mumin from Scotland, and Wannaphong Durongkaveroj from Australia for the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate Student category and Daksh Walia  and Pradnyee Kantak, both from India in the undergraduate student category.  All winners get a cash prize and are expected to be present at the 19th World Congress. I hope these awards will play a role in inspiring the winners not just to be creative thinkers but responsible citizens of the world

Helpful resources for managing the coronavirus pandemic

In addition to official health information, WEN has collated the following professional resources to help our community through the challenge of the current COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes online resources to help our academics and teachers quickly switch to virtual classrooms and online teaching, resources to help workers convert to working-from-home, and weblinks to help with home schooling.

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ACE2020 - to be deferred in response to COVID-19

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2020) which was scheduled to be held in Perth from 8 to 10 July 2020 will be deferred by a year, so we look forward to seeing everyone in Perth in 2021.

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Australia Day Honours 2020

The following people were recognised in the Australia Day Honours 2020.  Congratulations to Michael John Rice, Professor Hal Christopher Hill, Professor John Reginald Piggott and Professor Marjorie Lucy Moodie - keep reading to see their contributions.

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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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Website Updates

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

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Events

When does industry benchmarking become collusion? Webinar - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Aug 11, 2020, 12:30 pm

The presentation will analyse when industry benchmarking and other information sharing agreements become collusion and lessen competition in a substantial way. It will highlight practices which are of concern to competition agencies such as e ACCC (Australia), FTC/DOJ (US) and EC (Europe). Past court cases and current competition guidelines will be discussed.  The presentation will also discuss whether the considerations taken into account should change in the current extreme circumstances during a pandemic. The event time is AEST.

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To study (or not to study) economics: Results of the RBA student survey - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 13, 2020, 10:00 am

From: Central Council

Student enrolment numbers in economics have starkly declined in Australian high schools over recent decades. Furthermore, diversity among economics students on the basis of gender and socioeconomic background has also declined during this time. These statistics prompt us to ask what has contributed towards these trends?.  Timing of this event is 10am until 11am AEST.

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Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and the United States, with The Hon. Nick Greiner AC - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 19, 2020, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and the United States
In conversation with The Hon Nick Greiner AC, former NSW Premier and Federal President of the Liberal Party

Join us in conversation with The Hon Nick Greiner AC. We will canvass a range of issues covering economic opportunities and challenges for Australia, in particular the policy responses to COVID, the upcoming US elections, US-Australia trade and investment relations, and diversity in politics and economics.

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Professor Ian Harper AO - Delivering the Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 27, 2020, 5:00 pm

2020 Ted Evans Public Policy Lecture, by Professor Ian Harper AO - The Human Dimension of Good Economic Policy-making

The late Ted Evans, like many of his generation, understood innately that economic policy-making affects people’s lives in more fundamental ways than numbers can ever capture. In this lecture, Ian Harper will draw on his extensive policy experience in financial regulation, wages policy, competition policy and, most recently, monetary policy during the pandemic to discuss the ways in which his own approach to good economic policy-making has been shaped by Ted’s example in keeping one eye on how the policy advice translates into the lives of ordinary people..

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

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Alternative Careers Using Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 2, 2020, 4:30 pm

From: Central Council

Have you ever considered where studying economics might take you – aside from careers with the job title ‘economist’? Join our panel as they discuss their career paths and where an economics degree has taken them (so far!).

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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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