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Government Debt during the COVID19 Crisis

Poll 40

"Governments should provide ongoing fiscal support to boost aggregate demand during the economic crisis and recovery, even if it means a substantial increase in public debt"

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Virtual Policy Hackathon

The Economics Society of Australia is excited to announce our Virtual Policy Hackathon event!  Compete in a team under the mentorship of an economist to develop a very brief, specific and actionable policy proposal that relates to improving the health of the Australian economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is all about encouraging innovative ideas.

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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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Australia Day Honours 2020

The following people were recognised in the Australia Day Honours 2020.  Congratulations to Michael John Rice, Professor Hal Christopher Hill, Professor John Reginald Piggott and Professor Marjorie Lucy Moodie - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Events

To study (or not to study) economics: Results of the RBA student survey - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 13, 2020, 10:00 am

From: Central Council

Student enrolment numbers in economics have starkly declined in Australian high schools over recent decades. Furthermore, diversity among economics students on the basis of gender and socioeconomic background has also declined during this time. These statistics prompt us to ask what has contributed towards these trends?.  Timing of this event is 10am until 11am AEST.

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Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and the United States, with The Hon. Nick Greiner AC - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 19, 2020, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

Economic Challenges and Opportunities for Australia and the United States
In conversation with The Hon Nick Greiner AC, former NSW Premier and Federal President of the Liberal Party

Join us in conversation with The Hon Nick Greiner AC. We will canvass a range of issues covering economic opportunities and challenges for Australia, in particular the policy responses to COVID, the upcoming US elections, US-Australia trade and investment relations, and diversity in politics and economics.

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ESA (ACT): How can economic policy get us out of this COVID mess?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 20, 2020, 6:00 pm

Come and join us at our first face to face event since before pre-COVID times! Enjoy a stimulating discussion of economic policy over some wine and canapes, in the company of fellow economics professionals you haven’t seen since February.

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Alternative Careers Using Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Sep 2, 2020, 4:30 pm

From: Central Council

Have you ever considered where studying economics might take you – aside from careers with the job title ‘economist’? Join our panel as they discuss their career paths and where an economics degree has taken them (so far!).

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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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