About Tas ESA

The Tasmanian Branch

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).  A week later the branch's constitution was adopted and the then Governor of Tasmania, Sir James O'Grady was elected as its president.

Tasmanian Branch's Aims The Economic Society of Australia's main role is to encourage public debate and research about economic questions and to promote the study and application of economics in Australia.  The Tasmanian branch does this by:

  • Hosting the Annual Tasmanian Economic Forum.
  • Conducting regular meetings with presentations
  • Jointly hosting the Annual Public "Giblin" Lecture with the University of Tasmania
  • Sponsoring awards in the pre-tertiary and tertiary study of economics in Tasmania

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