Credible Economist Blog Series

The Women in Economics Network was created to promote and support the careers of female economists in Australia. As part of this, the Credible Economist blog series promotes public contributions by female economists and on the topic of gender economics.

The blog series was entitled Credible Economist following the release of the October 2020 Australian Federal Budget. Many women experts expressed dissatisfaction with the budget's consideration of women's issues, particularly as the pandemic was disproportionately affecting women (who lost more jobs and took on more unpaid work than men, while receiving less government support than men).

PMO staffer told journalist and advocate Georgie Dent that 'no one credible' was criticising the budget. This triggered the trending of #CredibleWomen over social media as supporters of gender equality across the country responded on behalf of Australian women.

The Credible Economist name was born, as the series raises the voices of credible female economists and highlights important issues facing women and girls today. 

If you have any questions about the series, please email the NSW WEN at wen@esansw.org.au

 

Econobabble: The Enemy of Economics

Article #18 of the NSW WEN blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Katie McGregor, NSW WEN member and Third Place in the Credible Economist writing competition.

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Time, Blood and Money

Article #17 of the NSW WEN blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rosie McCrossin, NSW WEN member and Second Place in the Credible Economist writing competition.

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Why quotas for women in politics are a good idea according to economics

Article #16 of the NSW WEN blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Louisa Russell, NSW WEN member and Winner of the Credible Economist writing competition

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Credible Economist Writing Competition

Applicants must be current ESA WEN members, excluding students (join now)

In 2022, NSW WEN is hosting its inaugural writing competition as part of the Credible Economist series.

View the Credible Blog Competition Announcement of Winners recording

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The Information Problem of Covid-19 (and the role of economists in the pandemic)

Article #15 of the NSW WEN Credible Economist blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Evie Fox Koob, NSW WEN member and Senior Economist, Deloitte Access Economics.

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Female economists shaking things up – a review of three books

Article #14 of the NSW WEN Credible Economist blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Evie Fox Koob, NSW WEN member and Senior Economist, Deloitte Access Economics.

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Unpacking the economic argument for gender equality

Article #13 of the NSW WEN Credible Economist blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Alex Talero, WA WEN committee member and economist at Deloitte Access Economics.

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On the pursuit of sustenance

Article #12 of the NSW WEN Credible Economist blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rhea Banerjee, NSW WEN committee member and economist at Deloitte Access Economics.

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Anticipating the irrational: How can behavioural economics solve gender inequality?

Article #11 of the NSW WEN Credible Economist blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rhiannon Yetsenga, NSW WEN committee member and economist at Deloitte Access Economics.

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How can business leaders sit at the policy table and ensure their voice is heard?

Article #10 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN. This article was originally published in the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

By Taleen Shamlian, NSW WEN committee member and Managing Director of Advisory Street. 

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Will the wedding industry be another casualty of COVID-19?

Article #9 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Evie Fox Koob, NSW WEN committee member and Economist, Deloitte Access Economics.

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Three things I learned from Iola Mathews AO

Article #8 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rachel Power, NSW WEN member and Economist, Deloitte Access Economics.

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Desert island assurance games and COVID-19

Article #7 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Bronwyn Taylor, NSW WEN committee member and Senior Economist, HoustonKemp.

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The Economics of the Circular Economy

Article #6 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Kar Mei Tang, NSW WEN Secretary and Industry Fellow with University of Technology Sydney.

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Women in economics: Myth busters

Article #5 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rhiannon Yetsenga, NSW WEN committee member and Analyst, Deloitte Access Economics. Rhiannon is passionate about gender economics and recently released a working paper in the field, available here.

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COVID, care and wellbeing: What do we really value?

Article #4 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Evie Fox Koob, NSW WEN committee member and Analyst, Deloitte Access Economics.

 

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Uncertainty, risk and trust – early microeconomic impacts of COVID-19

Article #3 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Alexandra Lobb, NSW WEN Chair and Principal, ACIL Allen Consulting.

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Regulatory decisions and incentives in a predicted recession

Article #2 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Chirine Dada, NSW WEN Treasurer and Associate Director, Water Pricing, IPART.

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The infrastructure to “stay local” in post-COVID Sydney

Article #1 of the NSW WEN fortnightly blog series in partnership with the NSW Economics Society of Australia and the National WEN.

By Rebecca Hiscock-Croft, NSW WEN committee member and Senior Manager, Infrastructure Advisory, EY.

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