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We are delighted to announce the launch of ESA's Twitter account.  Keep up to date with economics-related topics and be part of the conversation.

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Motherhood, caring and the careers of Australian women - April 2019

Poll 37

Proposition 1: "Without changes to existing public policy or private sector practice in Australia, motherhood will always negatively affect a woman's career."

Proposition 2: "In Australia, fathers are more restricted than mothers in fulfilling a caring role while in employment."

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ACE2019

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The call for Submissions is now open and you are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract for presentation at ACE2019.  Guidelines and all information is on the Conference Website. Early Bird Registration is also now open - click here to register.

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International Trade: Emerging Developments and Prospective Outlook

The WA Department of Treasury has kindly advised that it has released a discussion paper on international trade that is of some importance to the Western Australian economy.  The paper reviews the gains from trade and considers recent developments in global trade.  In particular, the paper considers the implications for Western Australia of the current US-China trade dispute.

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Professional accreditation of economists

NEP poll 36 - March 2019 - For our second Poll this year, our panellists were asked to comment on the following two propositions:

Proposition 1: "Professional accreditation for the economics profession would attract more people to economics as a career."

Proposition 2: "The benefits of professional accreditation for current and prospective economists would exceed any possible costs"

 


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Bank Royal Commission (II)

NEP poll 35 - February 2019

In the first poll of 2019 – following on from our Banking Royal Commission poll last year about the risk of a credit squeeze, and before the Commission’s Final Report was released – our panellists were asked for their opinions on the following proposition:

"There is no way to significantly increase the degree to which Australian retail banks act in the interests of consumers."

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Events

ACE2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Sunday Jul 14, 2019, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

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WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

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WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

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WA Economics Forum 2019

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Tuesday Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 am

It’s very exciting to once again announce that registrations are now open for this year’s WA Economics Forum to be held at the Curtin University School of Business, 78 Murray Street Perth on Tuesday 23 July 2019.  The theme of the forum this year is “Economics and Public Policy”. We have a great line up of speakers including Professor Alan Fenna, Faculty of Business and Law, Curtin University, Ryan Buckland, Senior Consultant at ACIL Allen Consulting, Aaron Walker, Senior Economist, Reserve Bank of Australia, Professor Colin Roberts, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Faculty of Science & Engineering and Antonia Cornwell Economist, Policy, Commercial Business Unit, Synergy (Electricity Generation and Retail Corporation, WA).  The Forum will be facilitated by Rebecca White, Senior Policy Analyst, Department of Treasury WA.

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Treasury/ETAWA Schools Economics Competition 2019

Event Type: Partner Event

Date: Thursday Jul 25, 2019, 12:00 am

Submissions are now open for the Treasury/ETAWA Annual Schools Economics Competition. The competition is run by the Western Australian Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Economic Teachers Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) and is open to all year 11 and 12 students enrolled in Western Australian secondary schools.

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Women in Economics Retreat 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Oct 17, 2019, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The Retreat provides an opportunity for around 20 junior and mid career women economists to develop their networks, receive mentoring and strengthen their leadership skills.

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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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