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Awards 2018

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2018 in Canberra, including the inaugral Trevor Swan Memorial Prize.  

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Sugar sweetened beverage tax for Australia

The World Health Organisation has called for governments around the world to use fiscal policy as a mechanism to address obesity. The National Economic Panellists’ views were sought on such a policy response.

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ACE2019

Hold the Date - ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

ACE 2018

ACE2018 was held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes.

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Pricing of road-use for electric vehicles should be the same as fossil fuel-powered vehicles

Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.

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Queens Birthday Honours 2018

The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours.  Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM.  Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.

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A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise.

For our May poll, we asked our panellists for their opinions on this proposition: "A sustained increase in the number of new homes constructed each year, all else equal, will make housing cheaper than otherwise."  By way of background, several Australian government, academic and private-sector studies have pointed to slow housing supply as an important driver in Australia’s high and rising housing prices.

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Events

Experimental Economics and Demand for Esteem with Dr Paul Blacklow and Dr Hugh Sibly

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Sep 20, 2018, 5:15 pm

Sorry: Event is Fully Booked

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Ending the cycle of poverty

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Oct 16, 2018, 5:45 pm

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WEAI 15th International Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Mar 21, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The Western Economic Association International's 15th international Conference will be held in Tokyo in March 2019.

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Welcome

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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