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'It’s important not to overreact’: Australia’s top economists on how to fix high inflation

Poll 55

Australia’s top economists are divided about how to tackle ballooning inflation of 6.1% that’s forecast to climb to a three-decade high of 7.75% by the end of the year.

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Unreserved - RBA's latest release of digitised archival records

The Reserve Bank has been releasing a large volume of digitised archival records to the public through our digital archive (called Unreserved). These records span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. The latest release includes records about the work and influence of Dr HC Coombs along with additional records from the Bank’s Research Department, with much of the new information covering the period from the Bank’s ‘separation’ from the original Commonwealth Bank in 1960 through to the early 1970s.

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Is education or immigration the answer to our skills shortage? We asked 50 economists

Poll 56

Investing in Australians’ education is far more important than immigration in resolving the nation’s skills shortages, according to leading economists surveyed in the lead-up to this week’s jobs and skills summit.

The 50 top Australian economists polled by the Economic Society of Australia and The Conversation are recognised by their peers as leaders in their fields, including economic modelling, labour markets and public policy.

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Awards 2022

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at a recent Zoom ceremony.  Read on to find out who won the 2022 ESA National Awards.

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Vale Professor Geoffrey Brennan

It is with great sadness that the Economic Society of Australia acknowledges the passing of Professor Geoffrey Brennan.

Geoffrey Brennan was an outstanding scholar, who did ground-breaking work in economics and philosophy and at their intersection and played a major role in the development of PPE as a global interdisciplinary research program.

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WEN Credible Blog Series Writing Competition - Winners Announcement

In 2022, NSW WEN hosted its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series.

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Events

Professional Members Dinner with Professor Zizzo

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 28, 2022, 6:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites all their Professional Members to attend a dinner at the Commonwealth Club and meet with Professor Zizzo.

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Women in Economics Network Student Mentoring Program Speed Mentoring

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 19, 2022, 6:00 pm

Are you a female-identifying economics student in the ACT? Please join the ACT Women in Economics Network for an evening of fast-paced, interactive mentoring. Students will have the opportunity to chat with and receive guidance from mentors with a range of different perspectives. 

This event is for female-identifying University students with an interest in or who are currently studying economics in the ACT. Please only Register if you meet this criteria.

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Women in Economics Network Student Mentoring Program Speed Mentoring

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Oct 19, 2022, 6:00 pm

Are you a female-identifying economics student in the ACT? Please join the ACT Women in Economics Network for an evening of fast-paced, interactive mentoring. Students will have the opportunity to chat with and receive guidance from mentors with a range of different perspectives. 

This event is for female-identifying University students with an interest in or who are currently studying economics in the ACT. Please only Register if you meet this criteria.

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ESA and WEN ACT: Annual General Meetings 2022

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 10, 2022, 5:30 pm

WEN and ESA (ACT) are pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meetings on 10 Nov. If you are thinking what is an AGM like, you are welcome to come and see- also as we need members for a quorum. Food and drinks are provided. WEN AGM is 5.30-6.30pm, followed by snacks. ACT AGM is 6.30pm for snacks then starts at 7-8pm.

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WEN ACT: Presentation with Jennifer Pitman

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Nov 24, 2022, 5:00 pm

The Women in Economics Network ACT Branch invite you all to a presentation with Jennifer Pitman, EY Associate Director of Economics. 

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ESA ACT: Christmas Drinks 2022

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Dec 1, 2022, 6:30 pm

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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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