Western Australia Branch

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Eminent Speaker Series 2017

We are delighted to announce that Dr John C Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will be our Eminent Speaker for 2017. 

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NEP Poll 14 - Gambling

The final poll for 2016 is on the subject of gambling.  We asked our panellists to comment on the following proposition: "The social costs of gambling exceed the benefits (including consumer surplus from recreational gambling and tax revenue for governments)"

 

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Call for Papers, ACE 2017 - Economics for Better Lives

ACE2017 Economics for Better Lives - Call for Papers now OPEN

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US Election 2016

These extraordinary times called for an extraordinarily agile poll of the ESA National Economic Panel. We sought the Panel's opinion on this proposition: "Hillary Clinton is likely to be the superior US presidential candidate for the Australian economy and for Australia."

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Immigration

This month the Panellists were asked 'The total benefit of current levels of migration to Australia will outweigh the total costs to Australia's economy.'

 

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Behavioural Economics

Question Part 1: 'Behavioural economics provides new and useful insights into individual behaviour.'

Question Part 2: 'It is unethical for governments to use behavioural economics to "nudge" citizens.'

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Events

The State of WA Government Finances: Implications for the Future

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Mar 1, 2017, 6:00 pm

John Nicolaou is the Exectutive Director, Perth, of ACIL Allen.  He was previously the chief Economics at the WA Chamber of Commerce and, before that, he worked on economic policy at the WA Treasury Department. 

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Nudge Thinking: Cure-all or all too hard?

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Tuesday Mar 21, 2017, 9:00 am

Visiting Harvard Professor,  Michael Hiscox, keynotes this session. 

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Call for papers-International Conference on the Chinese economy

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Wednesday Jul 12, 2017, 12:00 am

International Conference on the Chinese Economy: China’s “New Normal” Growth: Opportunities and Challenges, Perth, Australia, 12-14 July, 2017 (http://www.ces-aus.org ).

 

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International Conference on Business and Economics

Event Type: ESA Event

Date: Thursday Nov 16, 2017, 9:00 am

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Welcome

Welcome to the WA Branch of the Economic Society of Australia.

In Western Australia we are active in bringing together economists in academia, government bodies, and industry to enable networking and the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

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