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Awards 2017

The Economic Society of Australia offers annual awards to honour distinguished Australian Economists for their contribution to the development of economics.  Pictured here is Professor Alison Booth receiving her award from ESA President Matthew Butlin.


ACE 2018

With ACE 2017 just finished, it's time to save the date for ACE 2018 which will be in Canberra between 10-13 July 2018.


Does privatisation of human services hurt outcomes?

Our latest NEP poll concerns the controversial topic of how we want our human services delivered - by government or by the private sector?  


Women in Leadership - Tasmanian Government

The Tasmanian Government Department of Treasury and Finance is committed to increasing the representation of women in its leadership team to 50/50 by 2020. To support the achievement of this target, Treasury has developed a Women in Leadership Action Plan 2017-2020.  In implementing the Action Plan, Treasury has introduced a number of initiatives to encourage more females to apply for jobs within Treasury, such as flexible work arrangements supported by improved technologies and gender balanced shortlists. To read the Action Plan, and find out more about careers and job opportunities within Treasury, Read More


Update on NEP Panellists

Last year the Economic Society of Australia established the National Economic Panel to help further the Society’s objectives of encouraging the study of economic questions and public debate of economic questions; and promoting the standing of the profession in the Australian community


The Role of Women in Australian Public Policy Making - Chris Bowen MP

The NSW Branch of the Women in Economics Network together with sponsor KPMG are pleased to present a lunchtime address from Shadow Treasurer the Hon Chris Bowen MP on the role of women in Australian public policy making.


Date From : Mon Jun 26, 2017 : 12:30
Date To : Mon Jun 26, 2017 : 14:00


Women in Economics - Launch Dates

The Women in Economics Network will officially be launching across Australia in March 2017.  Each State will host a launch event featuring prominent female economists including Assistant Reserve Bank Governor Dr Luci Ellis (in Canberra), Senior Economics Writer Jess Irvine (in Melbourne and Sydney) and Economic Leader Carolyn Hewson AO (in Adelaide).


Subsidised Access to Women’s Leadership Events Available

Women & Leadership Australia are currently offering 20 Economic Society of Australia members the opportunity to attend the 2017 Australian Women’s Leadership Symposium for $400 off the standard rate.