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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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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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Capital Gain Tax and House Prices

Our Panel were recently asked for their opinions on the following proposition: "Capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed because they over-stimulate the housing market, contributing to rising house prices."

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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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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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Economics teaching - micro before macro?

Our first poll of the ESA National Economic Panel for 2017 tries to shed some light on a perennial debate amongst economics educators.

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Events

Call for papers-International Conference on the Chinese economy

Event Type: Wide/Public Interest

Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017, 12:00 am

International Conference on the Chinese Economy: China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, Australia, 12-14 July, 2017 (http://www.ces-aus.org ).

 

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International Conference on Business and Economics

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017, 9:00 am

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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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