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Awards 2019

There were a number of prestigious awards bestowed upon worthy economists at the recently held ACE2019 in Melbourne

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Follow us on Twitter

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

Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Prresentations will be posted as soon as possible.

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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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Events

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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Annual General Meeting and Dinner 2019

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Aug 14, 2019, 5:30 pm

The Society’s Annual General Meeting will be convened at 5:30 pm Wednesday 14th August 2019 at the Rambla on the Swan Restaurant, 39/85 South Perth Esplanade, South Perth: http://ramblaonswan.com.au/. The AGM will be followed by networking and the WA Branch’s annual dinner.  The dinner, which will commence at 6:30 pm, will feature the awarding of the Society’s prizes for academic excellence in 2018.

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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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Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Wednesday Feb 5, 2020, 9:00 am

From: Central Council

The next Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2020) will be hosted by the Women in Economics Network (WEN) in partnership with QUT, in Brisbane, Australia, on 5-7 February 2020.

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Australian Statistical Society and NZ Statistical Association Conference - ANZSC 2020

Event Type: Workshops/Conferences

Date: Monday Jul 6, 2020, 12:00 am

From: Central Council

This conference brings together four leading statistical communities in the region – the Statistical Society of Australia, the New Zealand Statistical Association, the International Institute of Business Analysis (Special Interest Group for Business Analytics), and the Australian Conference on Teaching Statistics.

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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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