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Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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ACE 2018

ACE2018 was held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes.

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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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Events

Revenue Summit

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Oct 17, 2018, 9:30 am

The Australia Institute is holding a Revenue Summit in Canberra on 17 October to assess public spending needs and address the available revenue raising options to meet them. 

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ESA (ACT): Young Economists event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 18, 2018, 6:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australia and Young Economists Network ACT invite you to a Young Economists event at The Highball Express in Canberra for a debate on Telecommunications Economics.

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ESA (ACT) Annual Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 25, 2018, 6:30 pm

ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to our Annual Dinner featuring a talk from ESA veteran Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory from the Research School of Economics, ANU College of Business & Economics.

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ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting.

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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Welcome

Welcome to the ACT Economic Society of Australia.

ESA ACT 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 ACT 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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