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Vale Professor Geoff Harcourt

The great Australian economist Geoff Harcourt died on Tuesday 7 December after a short illness. Geoff was 90. In 2018 Geoff had been elevated of Companion in the Order of Australia - the nation’s highest honour for his ‘eminent service to higher education as an academic economist and author, particularly in the fields of post-Keynesian economics, capital theory and economic thought’. He was a prodigious author including a well received biography of the Cambridge economist Joan Robinson (co-authored with Prue Kerr). He was President of the Economic Society of Australia from 1974 until 1977.  While he spent a considerable part of his career at Cambridge he always considered himself an Australian economist and patriot. The Converstation wrote the following article 'Remembering Geoff Harcourt, the beating heart of Australian economics'.  More to follow from ESA.

ACE2022 Hold the Date

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 to be held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, will seek to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for presentation at the conference. Keynote speakers will be announced soon, and the Call for Abstracts will open in December.

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Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) seeking researchers

The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is launching a new website where researchers in Australia can find research data tools, resources, best-practice, news and events in one central hub.

 

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Top Economists see no prolonged high inflation, no rate hike next year (Q1)

Poll 51

Our panellists were asked whether rate hikes would be necessitated in the United States, Britain and Australia.

Despite appearances – especially in the United States – the era of high inflation isn’t set for a comeback in the view of Australia’s leading economists, and most see no need for the Reserve Bank to lift interest rates next year.

Question 1

"The current combination of Australian fiscal and monetary policy poses a serious risk of prolonged above-target inflation."

Photo credit "Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND"

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 Parliament House Economics Dinner: Australian Economy after COVID-19

Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Harper - AO 

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend our inaugural annual Parliament House Economics Dinner sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

Event

Date From : Tue Feb 15, 2022 : 18:00
Date To : Tue Feb 15, 2022 : 21:00

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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Ahead of November’s Glasgow climate talks, our panellists were asked

"Australia would likely benefit overall from the national economy transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050"

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Events

ESA (ACT) Christmas Drinks 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 16, 2021, 5:30 pm

The ESA (ACT) invites you to our Christmas Drinks.  Join us at the fun and Far East atmosphere of the Indian Accent restaurant.

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ONLINE & IN PERSON 5th Annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW 2022) - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 10, 2022, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN). 

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Parliament House Economics Dinner: Australian Economy after COVID-19

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Feb 15, 2022, 6:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Professor Ian Harper - AO 

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend our inaugural annual Parliament House Economics Dinner sponsored by Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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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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