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Does the budget rebuild our economy and create jobs?

Poll 43

"On 6 October, the Government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to 'rebuild our economy and create jobs'.  What grade would you give the budget given the objective?  A, B, C, D, E, F"

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Awards 2020

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2020 ESA National Awards.

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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

Events

Productivity reform in Australia and New Zealand: Barriers and opportunities - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Nov 24, 2020, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The forum will bring together leading experts to discuss priority policy issues to improve productivity. The program features speakers across a broad range of policy areas as well as a panel discussion featuring the Chairs of the Australian, New Zealand, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian Productivity Commissions.

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ESA (ACT) Christmas Drinks

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Dec 2, 2020, 5:30 pm

The ESA (ACT) invites you to our Christmas Drinks.  Join us at the fun and tropical atmosphere of The Highball Express!

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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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