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October Budget 2020 - preferred four programs

Poll 42 

"The October budget will see the government announce additional policies to support recovery.  Please nominate the four programs you think would be the most effective (for an intervention of a given size) over the next two years"

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Women in Economics Virtual Retreat 2020

The Women in Economics Network, part of the Economic Society of Australia, is hosting the 2020 Women in Economics Retreat as a series of virtual webinars from 16-20 November 2020. The ‘Virtual Retreat’ provides an opportunity for around 30-40 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership and career decision making. Participants will be drawn from academia, government and the private sector.

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The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions should...

Poll 41

"The legislated increases in compulsory super contributions, which are set to climb from 9.5% of wages to 12% over the next five years should...."

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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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Events

ESA (ACT) Annual Dinner

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 28, 2020, 6:00 pm

After six months of limited face-to-face contact with fellow economists, we hope you’ll join us to hear from Dr Gruen and enjoy a three course dinner with the ESA (ACT) Board and Members at the beautiful Pialligo Estate.

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Economics, Psychology, Neuroscience: Behavioural economics from three perspectives - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 29, 2020, 4:00 pm

From: Central Council

Behavioural economics has cemented its place as an important discipline within the broader economics profession. It also follows a long tradition of economists borrowing from other fields of study. While economics has historically had strong links with political science, maths and data science; behavioural economics has opened the door to drawing on insights from neuroscience, psychology, sociology and anthropology. Timing of this event is 4:00pm – 5:00pm AEDT

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WEN Annual General Meeting 2020

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 5, 2020, 5:30 pm

The Women in Economics Network is pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. 

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ESA (ACT) Annual General Meeting 2020

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 5, 2020, 6:30 pm

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

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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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