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Episode 3 in our podcast series - Economics Supplied on Demand -  is about the importance of studying economics.  Click here to listen.

National Young Economist Debate

Join us for the 2020 National Young Economist Debate (6pm AEST Friday 10 July)

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Wage freeze for economic recovery

Poll 39

"A freeze in the minimum wage will support Australia's economic recovery"

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Virtual Policy Hackathon

The Economics Society of Australia is excited to announce our Virtual Policy Hackathon event!  Compete in a team under the mentorship of an economist to develop a very brief, specific and actionable policy proposal that relates to improving the health of the Australian economy in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event is all about encouraging innovative ideas.

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New Podcast Series

The Economic Society of Australia’s WA Branch has established a new podcast series ‘Economics Supplied on Demand’.

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Social Distancing Measures, May 2020

Poll 38

"The benefits to Australian society of maintaining social distancing measures sufficient to keep R<1 for COVID-19 are likely to exceed the costs"

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Events

ACE 2020 - Deferred until 2021

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 8, 2020, 12:00 am

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE2020) which was scheduled to be held in Perth from 8 to 10 July 2020 will be deferred by a year, so we look forward to seeing everyone in Perth in 2021. Details of this event will be announced in due course.

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National Young Economist Debate - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Friday Jul 10, 2020, 6:00 pm

From: Central Council

Join us for the 2020 National Young Economist Debate (6pm AEST Friday 10 July)

Gigi Foster (Professor, Director of Education at the University of NSW) and Brendan Coates (Household Finances Program Director at the Grattan Institute) will be leading teams of young economists from across Australia debating the topic:

'The Federal Government's Job Keeper & Job Seeker Programs should be extended in their current form beyond the end of September 2020 to allow for continued economic ​recovery'.  This event starts at 6pm AEST and concludes at 7pm AEST.

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Leadership During a Crisis - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Jul 21, 2020, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The Women in Economics Network (WEN) is very pleased to host this webinar as part of the national seminar program with the Economics Society of Australia (ESA). 

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critically important role and responsibility of leaders in guiding society towards a collective goal. Much attention has been placed on heads of government worldwide, and comparing the relative effectiveness of their leadership styles and handling of the crisis situation.

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The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Epidemic - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Jul 23, 2020, 12:30 pm

From: Central Council

Join the Economic Society of Australia for a presentation by Saul Eslake titled ’The Economic Impact of the Covid-19 Epidemic’. In this presentation, Saul will discuss the spread of COVID-19 and the extent of the resulting economic shutdowns. He will provide commentary on how the economies of Australia’s major trading partners have been affected, and then provide a more detailed look at the impact on the Australian economy.  The timing of this event is AEST.

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Improving Women's Financial Literacy - ONLINE ONLY

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Aug 6, 2020, 5:00 pm

From: Central Council

Join our expert panel from the public sector and academia as they discuss women’s financial literacy and why it needs to improve, particularly in the current context - with women’s economic wellbeing disproportionately affected by COVID-19. This webinar event has been organised by the Women in Economics Network, as part of the ESA National Seminar Series. Timings are AEST.

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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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