Australia Day Honours 2024
Congratulations to Deborah Ann Cobb-Clark AO for her recognition in the 2024 Australia Day Honours list for distinguished service to economic research, to tertiary education, and to the social sciences. Deborah has been appointed as an Officer of the Order (AO).
Worried economists call for a carbon price, a tax on coal exports, and ‘green tariffs’ to get Australia on the path to net zero
Australia’s leading economists believe Australia can sustain an unemployment rate as low as 3.75% – much lower than the latest Reserve Bank estimate of 4.25% and the Treasury’s latest estimate of 4.5%.
The ESA Central Council and the heads of Economics departments at various Australian universities have had a number of discussions about declining enrolments in Economics and the lack of diversity in enrolments. There are low enrolments of women, but there are also low enrolments of students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This is largely due to the decline in the number of high schools that offer Economics as a subject. High schools in disadvantaged areas are particularly unlikely to offer Economics.
Our panellists were asked the following 2023 budget question: "On May 9, the government delivered a budget designed, in the Treasurer's words, to strike a balance between relief, repair and restraint'. What grade would you give the budget, given that objective: A, B, C, D, E or F?"
The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2023 was held from the 9 - 12 July 2023 in Brisbane, Queensland.
The aim was to organise a conference with interest to all economists, both academic and professional. Only by a balanced approach of practice and theory can we solve the problems our society faces.
Presentations are uploaded where permission has been received.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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WEN AGM and An evening with Professor Stephanie Kelton and Director Maren Poitras in conversation with Dr Tania Dey
Event Type: ESA Event
Date: Wednesday Mar 6, 2024, 5:15 pm
SPECIAL INVITATION: WEN AGM and An evening with Professor Stephanie Kelton and Director Maren Poitras in conversation with Dr Tania Dey
As a valued member of the SA Women in Economics Network (WEN), we're excited to invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2024. It's going to be held in-person on March 6, and we'd love for you to join us in our AGM where we'll be reviewing our amazing achievements in 2023 and sharing our plans for the future. During the meeting, we'll also be nominating our new committee (see below for nomination information). We're looking for friendly and enthusiastic individuals to join our committee and actively contribute to our cause. There are a number of open committee positions available, so if you're eager to make a positive impact, we'd love to have you on board! Let's work together to achieve great things and have fun while doing it!View ...
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.