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Budget 2024

Poll 64

Top economists give budget modest rating and doubt inflation will fall as planned.

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Western Australian GST deal

Poll 63

April Poll - panellists were asked about the GST deal with Western Australia.  The following two questions were posed: 

"Is the long-standing arrangement broadly the best method of distributing the nationally-collected GST revenue?" and "Should the 2018 changes be kept or scrapped?"

Responses (997)
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ACE 2024

The next Australian Conference of Economists will be held in Adelaide, SA from 10-12 July, with a Welcome Reception on the evening of 9th July.  Registration is now open.

Transition to net zero - ape the US Inflation Reduction Act?

Poll 62

Panellists were asked "Which of the options set out below best describes the kind of approach the Australian government should take to the US Inflation Reduction Act? (Pick 1)"

Responses (50)
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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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Awards 2023

A number of prestigious awards were bestowed upon worthy economists at ACE2023, held in Brisbane.  Read on to find out who won the 2023 ESA National Awards.

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Events

WEN ACT Mentoring Program-Verity lane -Second event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jun 18, 2024, 5:45 pm

WEN-ACT Mentoring Program - Second mentoring event

We are thrilled to invite our registered mentors and mentees to the ACT Women in Economics Network's second mentoring event, an evening dedicated to fostering connections between Canberra economists and sharing valuable insights into the world of economics and policy.

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The Economics of Women's Health: Panel Event

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 26, 2024, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

This hybrid event is being held both in-person at Macquarie University and online via Zoom.  

Did you know that women report poorer health than men in almost all domains? And 2.7 million women are missing from the labour force? This is costing the Australian economy $72 billion in lost GDP annually. If you’re interested in learning more about the current economic findings/statistics on women’s health, why we need to think about women's health and the important issues in the Australian context today, then this is the event for you!

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Professional Members Networking

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 4, 2024, 5:30 pm

The Economic Society of Australia (ACT) invites our Professional Members to attend a networking event.

Glenn Withers and Greg Austin will be the guest speakers, joining us to informally chat about their interesting work on cyber security economics at the Australian National University. 

As this is a free function for Professional Members only.

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ACE 2024

Date: Tuesday Jul 9, 2024, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

Join us for the Australian Conference of Economists 2024, being held in Adelaide, South 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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