Professional membership is available to anyone holding an economics degree, or equivalent, and has at least three years experience as a practising economist. Professional members are entitled to use the letters PMESA after their name, plus the usual benefits of Economic Society membership. In turn Professional members are expected to provide leadership and promote the Economics Society.
Joint Membership for members of the Economics Teachers Association of WA
The Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch) currently has almost 150 members, made up of corporate, ordinary and student members. The Society is keen to increase its membership, as well as form closer links with similar organisations. Financial members of The Economics Teachers’ Association of WA (ETAWA) are therefore invited to join the Economic Society at a discount price of $55 per year. This compares with the current fee structure of $120 for corporate members, $88 for ordinary members, and $33 for student members. All prices are GST inclusive.
ETAWA members joining the Society at the reduced fee will have the full membership benefits as ordinary members. The only difference in membership entitlements is that ordinary members get both The Economic Record and Economic Papers journals. Joint membership at the reduced fee of $55 entitles ETAWA members to either of the two journals. Both journals have four editions each year. Further benefits of joint membership of the Economic Society include numerous social functions (heavily subsidised), an annual Conference of international standard, as well as visiting speakers. Past speakers have included Bernie Fraser, Dr. Chris Canton, and Prof. John Pitchford. Economics teachers may be able to use such events as part of their professional development requirements.
This joint membership initiative is endorsed by the Executive Committees of both the Economic Society and ETAWA. Cheques are to be made payable to the Economic Society of Australia (W.A. Branch) and sent to:
Attn: Professor Michael McLure
President, Economic Society of Australia (WA)
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009