The first Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) was held in May 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria. The conference has since become an annual event. Responsibility for hosting the conference rotates between the various State Branches, while Central Council provides both continuity and support. ACE is the leading conference for economists in Australia. Each year it attracts top academic, policy and market economists to present their research and interact. The conference features both regional and international speakers.
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.
Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) 2022 was held from 10 to 13 July 2022 in Hobart, Tasmania as an in-person event. Our theme, Economics in the New Normal, sought to address the challenges that a post-pandemic world faces.
Hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, ACE2019 was held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.
ACE2018 was held in Canberra from 10-13 July 2018 with key note speakers confirmed as Anne Krueger, Professor of International Economics, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC; John Asker, Professor of Economics, UCLA; Marilyn Waring, Professor of Public Policy, AUT and Kathryn Graddy, Senior Associate Dean, Brandeis University, Massachusettes. Read on to view presentations.
ACE 2017 | Economics for Better Lives
ACE 2017 was hosted by the NSW branch. To view papers and videos from this event read on.
2016 Annual Conference
The South Australia Branch of the Society and Flinders University of South Australia, Bedford Park Campus hosted ACE2016, from 11-13 July 2016.
The Economics Society of Australia (QLD Branch) in association with Brisbane-based universities, hosted the 44th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2015).
ESAMACE2104, held in Hobart and hosted by the University of Tasmania, was the first ever joint conference of the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) and Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM). ESAM/ACE also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the first teaching appointment in Economics at the University of Tasmania, lending an excellent sense of celebration to proceedings.
The West Australian branch hosted the 42nd Australian Conference of Economists at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia in 2013.