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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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Reintroduction of the Carbon Price

Poll 61

Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero

Responses (208)
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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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Follow us on Twitter

We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought 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.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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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

Eminent Speaker Series: Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of NY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday May 22, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

FDI and Superstar Spillovers: Evidence from firm-to-firm transactions

Using firm-to-firm transactions, we show that starting to supply a 'superstar' firm (large domestic firms, exporters and multinationals) boosts productivity by 8% in the medium run.

Join us for this Member-Only event which is part of ESA's Eminent Speaker Series

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WEN (SA) event: Fireside chat featuring Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 23, 2024, 12:00 pm

Invitation to Women in Economics Network event: Fireside chat featuring Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) and BDO invite you to a lunch time panel with Danielle Wood, Dr Jacky Southcott, and Lisa Carlin. The panel will be moderated by Dr Tania Dey.

 Panellists will share their journey in the economics profession. Danielle will share her journey to becoming Chair of the Productivity Commission. Speakers will discuss the importance of women in leadership positions as well as key economics and policy issues.

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The State of Economics - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2024, 12:00 pm

From: Central Council

There has been a consequential fall in the size and diversity of the economics student population in Australia. One approach to looking at the economics discipline in a structured way is to ask the following questions. Who studies economics? What is the pipeline of potential economics graduates? How are economic skills rewarded by the labour market? And what is the level of economic literacy in the community? Some high-level answers to these questions are provided in a summary of the current ‘state of economics’.

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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

The aims of the South Australia Branch of the society are:

  • To encourage the teaching and study of economics and its application in Australia
  • To encourage research and public debate of economic questions
  • To publish and distribute journals and other matters of interest which advance the objectives of the Society
  • To encourage the employment of economists and promote the standing of the profession in the community.
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