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ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives

The NSW Branch are very excited to be hosting ACE 2017 which will be held at the Sofitel Hotel Sydney from 19-21 July 2017.


Awards 2016


Announcement of the 2016 Awards - pictured here is L-R Dr Matthew Butlin presenting Professor Ian Harper with the Distinguished Public Policy Fellow Award, and Paul Oslington, representing NSW the nominating Branch.


Spend on education or business tax cuts?

In the lead up to the 2016 Australian federal election we asked the Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) for their opinion on this proposition:

'Australia will receive a bigger economic growth dividend in the long-run by spending on education than offering an equivalent amount of money on a tax cut to business.'



Budget 2016-17 - Returning to surplus

'The recently released 2016-17 Commonwealth Budget projects that the Australian Government's underlying cash balance will return to surplus by 2020‑21*. Australian politicians should re-balance the budget with greater urgency.'


RBA/ESA Economics Competition 2016

The Reserve Bank of Australia has launched this year's RBA/ESA Economics Competition, in conjunction with the Economic Society of Australia (ESA) and the UNSW Economics Society.


A second 'Chinese economic windfall' for Australians?

With the ‘biggest-ever’ Australian business delegation visiting China last week, we asked Economic Society of Australia's National Economic Panel (NEP) about the potential benefits for Australia of China moving to consumption-led growth.


Women in Economics Retreat

McLaren Vale, South Australia, 14 - 15 July 2016.  The first annual Australian Women in Economics Retreat will be held in July 2016 at the Serafino Vineyard - APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED


Government investments in major sporting events.

For the fifth poll of the ESA National Economic Panel (NEP), the panel was polled on this proposition: "Government investments in major sporting events usually generate net benefits for the city or region where the investment is made."



La Trobe University

La Trobe Uni – You may have read of La Trobe University’s decision to cut its Economics Department by two thirds  (see ‘La Trobe to rationalise economics’ ).  In response the society has made a number of direct appeals to La Trobe university.


Australia Day Honours List

Five Economists were recognised in the 2016 Australia Day Honours List.  AOs were awarded to Professors Peter Drysdale, Henry Ergas, Ann Harding and Warwick McKibbin – and one AM to Professor John Neville. 


Innovation policy: the efficiency of tax incentives

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel (NEP) for 2016 was inspired by the innovation agenda that has - since PM Turnbull came into power late last year - been propelled into the limelight and is fast becoming embedded in popular public/economic/policy discourse. 



Australian Statistical Conference 2016

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Dec 5, 2016, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Australian Statistical Conference 2016 (ASC 2016) will take place from 5 December – 9 December 2016 in Canberra, Australia. The theme of the Conference is Big Data: Mining, Analysing and Teaching.

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The Tasmanian Branch of the Economic Society of Australia was formed in November 1924 at a meeting convened by L.F. Giblin (Tasmanian Government Statistician) and J.B. Brigden (Chair of Economics at the University of Tasmania) and D.B Copland (the pioneer of Economics at the University of Tasmania and its previous chair). 



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