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RBA Economic Growth Targets

Panellists were asked: The Reserve Bank of Australia should be tasked with targeting nominal economic growth rather than inflation.

 

 

 

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The Brexit: Impact on Citizens

Our latest National Economic Panel Poll asked members to comment on the impact Brexit will have on UK Citizens.

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National Innovation and Science Agenda

National Innovation and Science Agenda: Engagement and Impact Assessment 

Read the Economic Society of Australia's submission that responds to the Engagement and Impact Assessment Consultation Paper of the Australian Research Council’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Hold the Date

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives

The NSW Branch are very excited to be hosting ACE 2017 which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney from 19-21 July 2017.

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Awards 2016

 

Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.

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Spend on education or business tax cuts?


In the lead up to the 2016 Australian federal election we asked the Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) for their opinion on this proposition:

'Australia will receive a bigger economic growth dividend in the long-run by spending on education than offering an equivalent amount of money on a tax cut to business.'

 

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Events

Inequality and Inclusive Growth: Australian Experiences and Prospects

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 12, 2016, 6:00 pm

This presentation discusses trends in the incomes and living standards of working age Australian households over the last 35 years, as well as the extent to which improvements in living standards have or have not been shared across income groups. In identifying the factors associated with these trends, the presentation also discusses prospects for inequality and prosperity following the Global Financial Crisis.

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14th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The University of South Australia and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission are very proud to invite you to the 14th Competition Law and Economics Workshop. The Workshop will be a forum for discussion and networking bringing together national and international thought leaders and key stakeholders, including regulators, lawyers, economists, judges, academics, business and industry leaders and more.

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AGM and Annual Dinner with George Megalogenis

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

Our speaker for this year is George Megalogenis, former economics journalist and award-winning author. George will be speaking on the topic: What drives Protectionism across Australia?

Come along to the AGM and have a say in the direction of the ESA(ACT) and vote for the new committee and share your ideas.

Click here for a nomination form if you’re interested in joining our committee, or nominating someone who is. Then we’d love you to join us at our Annual Dinner to relax, network and celebrate the winding up of a successful year.  Click here for a proxy form if unable to attend but would like to nominate someone to vote on your behalf at the meeting.

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test AGM participation

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Nov 9, 2016, 6:00 pm

Our speaker for this year is George Megalogenis, former economics journalist and award-winning author. George will be speaking on the topic: What drives Protectionism across Australia?

Come along to the AGM and have a say in the direction of the ESA(ACT) and vote for the new committee and share your ideas.

Click here for a nomination form if you’re interested in joining our committee, or nominating someone who is. Then we’d love you to join us at our Annual Dinner to relax, network and celebrate the winding up of a successful year.  Click here for a proxy form if unable to attend but would like to nominate someone to vote on your behalf at the meeting.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching.  CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO 14 AUGUST

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.

The Canberra Branch is one of the larger branches of the Economic Society, boasting a membership of 300+ members across a variety of sectors including the public service, academe, private and NGOs. Anyone interested in contemporary economic issues and debates is invited to join the Canberra Branch of the Economic Society of Australia. No special qualifications are required for membership, simply an interest in economic issues! Student members are eligible for discounted membership rates.  

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