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Australian Federal Budget 2017 - Outsourcing Economic Forecasting

 "Given the Commonwealth Treasury’s ongoing difficulty in making accurate forecasts of some of the key economic variables underpinning the Budget – in particular nominal GDP growth – the Government should ‘outsource’ the economic forecasts used in framing the Budget to an independent agency (such as the Parliamentary Budget Office), as now happens in the United Kingdom.”  

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ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

At ACE this year we will be considering issues such as inequality and poverty, financial regulation, taxation reform, education reform, the economics of mental health, utility regulation, transport economics, infrastructure, regional trade agreements, international migration flows, international aid and development, the role of behavioral economics the economics of populism, and macroeconomics in a low interest rate world.  Early Bird Registration open till 2 June.

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Energy Shortages - Reserving Australian Gas

This month, we asked our panellists to comment on the following: "In response to energy shortages around Australia, government policies requiring gas producers to reserve some production for domestic consumption are a good way to ensure that Australian consumers have access to sufficient gas supplies while still allowing for gas exports."

 

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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Mentorship Program

We want to give our economic talent the tailored advice they need to succeed in the economics profession.  This year, ESA NSW in conjunction with YEN NSW will launch the inaugural YEN Mentorship Program. This program aims to provide young economists with guidance and support as they embark on a career in economics. In doing so, we hope to foster long-lasting connections across the diverse sectors of economics and fuel a life-long passion for the discipline.

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Women in Economics - Website and Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network was officially launched across Australia in March 2017.  Each State hosted a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).

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Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community

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Australia Day Honours 2017

Dr Martin Parkinson has been recognised in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List. 

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Subsidised Access to Women’s Leadership Events Available

Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Economic Society of Australia members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate. 

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Vale Thomas Valentine

We are deeply saddened by the news that Professor Thomas Valentine passed away last week.

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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.

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Events

Economics Breakfast Briefing

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 8:30 am

You are invited to IHS Markit for a breakfast briefing on May 25 as we present the latest IHS Markit economic forecasts for the Global and APAC economies and assess the implications for the Australian economic outlook.

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Lunchtime Seminar - An NPV analysis of buying versus renting for prospective Australian first home buyers

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday May 25, 2017, 12:30 pm

This talk will discuss findings from a recent research paper on buying versus renting for Australian first home buyers.

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IEA 18th World Congress

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Monday Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

The International Economic Association (IEA) is pleased to announce its 18th World Congress to be held at Expo Bancomer, Santa Fe, Mexico City between Monday 19 and Friday 23 June 2017. Call for Papers submission date closes 31 October.

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The Treasurer’s post-Budget Lunch

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Wednesday Jun 21, 2017, 12:00 pm

Join Infrastructure Partnerships Australia and Australian Business Economists (ABE) for a post-Budget briefing by Treasurer Perrottet and an update on the NSW borrowing program from David Deverall, Chief Executive of TCorp.

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Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) Conference

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jul 6, 2017, 9:00 am

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law would like to welcome colleagues to the 2017 Society of the Advancement of Behavioral Economics (SABE) conference.

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14th International Conference - WEAI

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Thursday Jan 11, 2018, 9:00 am

Save the date for 14th Annual International Conference of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) which will be hosted by Newcastle Business School, University of Newcastle.

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Welcome

Welcome to the New South Wales Branch of the Economic Society of Australia

The NSW Branch of the Economic Society of Australia was formed in 1925, making it one of the most established professional associations in Australia. The rich history of activities continues, and with a strong membership, it is the largest of the state branches in Australia. 

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