For our November poll, panelists were asked the following: "In general, using more congestion charges in crowded transportation networks — such as higher tolls during peak travel times in cities, and peak fees for airplane takeoff and landing slots — and using the proceeds to lower other taxes would make citizens on average better off."
Danielle Wood (Chair of WEN and Program Director, Grattan Institute) was the guest speaker at the Chief Executive Women (Victoria) Annual Dinner on 18 October 2018.
ACE2019, hosted by the Victoria branch of ESA, will be held from 14-16 July at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park. The call for Submissions is now open and you are invited to submit a paper or extended abstract for presentation at ACE2019. Guidelines and all information is on the Conference Website. Early Bird Registration is also now open - click here to register.
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.
Electric car users currently enjoy a number of subsidies (concessions) from governments in Australia. Electric car users do not pay the 40 cent per litre fuel tax (excise) which goes towards funding Australian roads.
The following economists were recognised in the Queens Birthday Honours. Congratulations to Professor John W FREEBAIRN AO; Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Colin HARCOURT AC and Emeritus Professor Margaret Jennifer NOWAK AM. Professors Freebairn and Nowak are also NEP panellists - keep reading to see their contributions.
The Women in Economics Network (WEN) proudly participated in the Women in Economics Federal Post-Budget Forum held at the National Press Club on Wednesday 23 May 2018. The event was broadcast on ABC and Sky News and can be downloaded on ABC's iView.
A recent NEP Poll put out by ESA has been in the news lately. "Collaborative robots could save Australian manufacturing jobs and boost small business" (Nick Whigham, MAY 18, 2018). You can read the article by following this link. In case you missed it, our original NEP poll ("Robots, artificial intelligence and the 'future of work'", October 2017) and the accompanying expert overviews by Professor Jeff Borland (University of Melbourne) and Professor Jason Potts (RMIT) are here.
For our April poll we asked a budget related question of our panellists: Proposition 1: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio should be a priority for Australian governments. Proposition 2: Slowing the growth in the debt to GDP ratio is a higher priority than income or corporate tax cuts.
This month we asked our National Economic Panel (NEP) for their views on the following proposition. It goes to a potential core election issue as to whether Australia should follow President Trump's suit and reduce its company tax rate if it is to continue to attract investment from abroad and at home.