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The release of Professor Sean Turnell

The ESA is delighted with the safe return of Sean Turnell, after his long and unjust imprisonment in Myanmar. The ESA advocated for Sean’s safe return, along with many of his friends and colleagues.

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Leading economists back Federal Government action to curb rising gas and electricity prices

Poll 57

Australia’s top economists have overwhelmingly endorsed intervention to restrain gas and electricity prices, with only three of the 47 leading economists surveyed believing the best thing the government can do is to leave things to the market.

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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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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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'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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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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ACE 2022

Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 was held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event.  Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, sought to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces.

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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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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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Events

Economic Society of Australia (South Australia) - Notice of AGM 20 December 2022 - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Dec 20, 2022, 5:30 pm

Economic Society of Australia (South Australia) - Notice of AGM 20 December 2022

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WEN Lunchtime online seminar on Violence Against Women in Australia - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Feb 1, 2023, 12:30 pm

Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and Women in Economics Network (WEN) members and associates warmly invite you to a lunchtime event with special guest speaker, Professor Deborah Loxton, Director of both the Centre for Women’s Health Research and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health at the University of Newcastle.  Professor Deborah Loxton, will present on the following topic: Violence Against Women in Australia.

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Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together - Call for Papers

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Feb 2, 2023, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Reconciliation, Opportunities for, and Wellbeing of First Nations Peoples: Yarning and learning together Workshop will be held at the Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney on Thursday 2 February and Friday 3 February 2023. Call for papers closes on 25 November 2022. Further information can be found by clicking this Call for Papers link.

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Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2023

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Feb 9, 2023, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The aim of AGEW is to foster a community of economic researchers who can collectively contribute to the evidence base needed to guide the pursuit of more gender equitable outcomes in society. The AGEW will include a program of research presentations and a policy symposium session.  We look forward to reconnecting with many of our members, as well as new and returning faces.

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17th Western Economic Association International Conference

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Apr 12, 2023, 8:00 am

From: Central Council

Whether in-person or virtually, WEAI conferences bring together top economists from around the world to discuss their latest research. Join the conversation and plan to present a paper or organize a session! Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom on April 11th, 2023, with the in-person conference being held April 12-15, 2023 at the University of Melbourne. Keynote addresses include David Card, Cecilia Rouse, and Richard Blundell.

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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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