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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'


Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN


IEA Stiglitz Essay Prize

"It is with great pleasure that we are writing to you to inform you that we have awarded the first and runner up prizes in the Stiglitz Essay Prize (SEP) in honor of the past President of the association, Joseph E. Stiglitz......


RBA Economic Growth Targets

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


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.


RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 RBA/ESA Economics Competition for undergraduate students at an accredited Australian university. The competition was run in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.



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.

If you plan on only attending the AGM and not the Annual Dinner click here.

A reminder that postal/email votes and proxies are due to the secretariat by 5pm Friday 4 November and that only financial members of the Economics Society (ACT) are eligible to vote at the AGM.

Click here to renew your membership if you not currently a financial member.

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Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

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

From: Central Council

Registration is now OPEN for the Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) which will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching. 

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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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