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Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

Poll 50

Eight in ten of Australia’s leading economists back action to cut Australia’s carbon emissions to net-zero.

Almost nine in ten want it done by a carbon tax or a carbon price – mechanisms that were explicitly rejected at the 2013 election.

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5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022)

We are delighted to invite you to the 5th annual Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW2022), hosted by the Australian National University (ANU) and the Women in Economics Network (WEN).

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Economics Nobel 2021

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2021 has just been awarded to David Card “for his empirical contributions to labour economics”, and Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens “for their methodological contributions to the analysis of causal relationships”.

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Promoting vaccination uptake in Australia

Poll 49

"What measures should Australian governments adopt to promote demand for vaccination once supply is no longer a constraint?"

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ACE2021

The Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2021 was held from 12 to 14 July 2021 as a fully virtual event.

ACE 2021 celebrated over 100 years of welfare economics and brought together like-minded individuals to explore concepts of allocation, utilisation and distribution of our resources as they relate to the wealth and wellbeing of individuals and our society.

Where permission has been granted, we have uploaded presenations. 

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Policies to deliver higher wage growth

Poll 48

Our panellists were asked

"Higher wages growth is now a top priority of the RBA in its efforts to sustain stronger economic growth. Please identify the three of these government policies you think would best help deliver higher wages growth".  

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Transition to electric cars

Poll 47

This month, our panellists were asked whether Australia should take action to speed the transition to electric cars.

"As part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Australian governments should take action to accelerate the take up, or take no action to accelerate the take up of electric cars"

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The Reserve Bank has launched Unreserved

In early 2021 the Reserve Bank published a digital archive (called Unreserved) and released the first tranche of digitised archival records to the public. RBA archives span nearly 200 years of Australia’s economic, financial and social history. (The records predate the Reserve Bank as it is known today because we descended from the original Commonwealth Bank of Australia which had a central banking function and had absorbed other banks with a colonial history.)

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Latest Podcast

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

ACE2019

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

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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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Australia Day Honours 2020

The following people were recognised in the Australia Day Honours 2020.  Congratulations to Michael John Rice, Professor Hal Christopher Hill, Professor John Reginald Piggott and Professor Marjorie Lucy Moodie - keep reading to see their contributions.

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Winner of the Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize, 2021

IEA have announced the winner of this year's Joseph Stiglitz Essay Prize in the Graduate and Undergraduate categories.

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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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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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