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ACE2021

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 to be held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 will celebrate over 100 years of welfare economics and will bring together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved, its new digital archive. It includes records spanning almost 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. The first set of records released is a diverse sampler of the collection, with additional sets to be added twice yearly.

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Top economists want JobSeeker boosted by $100+ per week and tied to wages

Poll 44

"Ahead of a decision about any permanent increase expected early next year, The Conversation and the Economic Society of Australia asked 45 of Australia’s leading economists where they thought JobSeeker should settle."

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

Photo Credit: Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND 

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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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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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Events

WEN Workshop: Writing for digital content - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Apr 15, 2021, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

Do you wish you had more opportunities to share your ideas about economics? Is there research you’ve done, a great book you recently read, or observations about the world you can offer, which could be promoted and shared via social media?  Do you possibly also wish there were more female voices in public discussions and media commentary about economic issues?  The timing of this event is 12.30pm - 2.00pm AEST.

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ESA (ACT): Budget Breakfast

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 13, 2021, 7:15 am

The ESA (ACT) would like to invite you to attend it's public Federal Budget Breakfast briefing by Danielle Wood at the beautiful Commonwealth Club.

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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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