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Waste Policy

For our August poll, we asked panellists to consider the following proposition: "There are clear net benefits for Australians from (further) increasing the diversion of waste from Australian landfills."

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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.

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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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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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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Events

Policy in the Pub – John Carey

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Tuesday Sep 25, 2018, 5:00 pm

In achieving our objectives, we have recently increased our focus on the application of economic theory in a wide variety of public and private contexts. As part of this focus, we have established a series of events for professional economists in Government and advisory roles, ‘Policy in the Pub’. The ‘Policy in the Pub’ series is an informal bi-monthly event providing an opportunity to participate in discussion about topical economic issues. It is co-sponsored by the Economic Society and Women in Economics Network’s WA Branch.

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Quiz Night 2018

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Friday Oct 12, 2018, 6:15 pm

The Quiz Night event is open to anyone interested in trivia and presents a unique opportunity for participants to have a fun night showcasing their trivia knowledge (with a mix of general trivia questions), all in the company of friends and colleagues. Free & tasty pizza will be provided to attendees and all beverages (including alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks) can be bought at the Curtin University Tavern venue where this year's Quiz Night festivities are set to take place.

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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

Welcome to the WA Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.

In Western Australia we are active in bringing together economists in academia, government bodies, and industry to enable networking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

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