ACT Branch

Current
PositionFull NameMailing AddressEmail
PresidentPaul J. BurkeCrawford School of Public Policy
Australian National University
ACTON ACT 2601
paul.j.burke@anu.edu.au
TreasurerTony WebsterPO Box 1863
FYSHWICK ACT 2609
tony.webster@policypartners.com.au
SecretaryKai Wakerman Powell16/15 Macpherson St
O'CONNOR ACT 2602
Kai.Wakerman.Powell@aither.com.au
Manager Promotion and DevelopmentSarah CumpstonGRDC Level 4
4 National Circuit
BARTON ACT 2600
sarah.cumpston@grdc.com.au
CommitteeMr Manann Alan Donoghoe26 Canning Street
AINSLIE ACT 2602
Manannan.Donoghoe@agriculture.gov.au
CommitteeJeff W. BennettCrawford School of Public Policy
Lennox Crossing
CANBERRA ACT 0200
jeff.bennett@anu.edu.au
CommitteeTim CaponCSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
GPO Box 1700
CANBERRA ACT 2601
tim.capon@csiro.au
CommitteeDr David Vanzetti3 Ramage Pl
Flynn
CANBERRA ACT 2615
david.vanzetti@uwa.edu.au
CommitteeJenny Eather17/103 Canberra Ave
GRIFFITH ACT 2603
jennyeather@yahoo.com.au
Branch CouncillorPaul J. BurkeCrawford School of Public Policy
Australian National University
ACTON ACT 2601
paul.j.burke@anu.edu.au

Upcoming events:  

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Previous events:

Date  Presenter  Topic
3 Jun 2019
Sorada Tapsuwan (CSIRO)
Valuing the ecosystem services of living infrastructure
14 May 2019
Mihir Gupta (ABARES)
A model of water trade and irrigation activity in the southern Murray-Darling basin
30 Apr 2019
Andrew Reeson (CSIRO)
Emerging Australian carbon markets
4 Dec 2018 Nadia Streletskaya (Oregon State University)
Organic wine labels: how does information about production practices impact consumer demand?
2 Oct 2018 Jared Greenville (OECD) Global value chains for agriculture and food
15 Aug 2018 Steve Hatfield-Dodds (ABARES) Mind the gap: Some tensions in giving economic policy advice
19 Jun 2018 John Madden (Productivity Commission) National water reform
10 Apr 2018 Ann Hillberg Seitzinger (USDA) Estimating the potential economic impact of wheat stem rust in the US
15 Feb 2018 Peter Cramton (University of Maryland) Markets for road use: eliminating congestion through scheduling, routing, and real-time road pricing
27 Nov 2017 Quentin Grafton (ANU) The Next Great Transformation
26 Oct 2017 Alan Swinbank (University of Reading/ANU) Brexit: Possible implications for UK agricultural trade policies
17 Oct 2017
Dodo Thampapillai (National University of Singapore)
Environmental macroeconomics: A neglected theme in environmental economics
26 Sep 2017 Kym Anderson (University of Adelaide; ANU) Australia’s comparative advantage in wine: Why so slow to emerge?
29 Aug 2017 Syed Hasan (ANU) Estimating price elasticities of demand for food in Australia: Implications for GST reform
25 July 2017 Tim Capon (CSIRO) Economic resilience from the perspective of a decision-maker
20 June 2017 Robert Costanza (ANU) Payment for ecosystem services and common asset trusts
23 May 2017 Gabriela Scheufele (ANU) Pricing biodiversity  protection: A payment for environmental services scheme in Lao PDR
26 Apr 2017 Neal Hughes (ABARES) Climate adjusted productivity on cropping farms
21 Mar 2017 David Vanzetti (ANU), Rohan Best (ANU), Zsuzsanna Csereklyei (ANU) Brexit: Implications for agricultural exporters
The importance of government effectiveness for the electricity sector in developing countries
Technology choices in the U.S. electricity industry before and after market restructuring
15 Feb 2017 Yu (Eric) Sheng (ABARES) Exploring the relationship between farm size and productivity

 

Essay competition 

The 2019 ACT AARES Student Economics Essay Competition is now open.

There are two categories, one for undergraduate students (including Honours), the other for postgraduate students.

Entries can be made at any stage from now until 5pm Monday 11 November 2019.

The winners will be announced in late 2019.

Undergraduates (including Honours)

- Entrants must be enrolled at a university in the ACT 

- Feel free to submit either an essay written for your university coursework or a new essay written specially for this competition 

- Essays of any length can be submitted. Note that judges value the ability to express ideas concisely

- The winner of the undergraduate essay competition will receive $150 and be awarded one year of student membership of AARES

- Entries are to please be emailed to paul.j.burke@anu.edu.au. Please use “AARES ACT Essay competition – undergraduate student” as the subject heading. Your email should state your university and student number

Postgraduates (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD students)

- Entrants must be enrolled at a university in the ACT 

- Feel free to submit either an essay written for your university coursework or a new essay written specially for this competition 

- Essays of any length can be submitted. Note that judges value the ability to express ideas concisely

- The winner of the postgraduate essay competition will receive $500 and be awarded one year of student membership of AARES

- Entries are to please be emailed to paul.j.burke@anu.edu.au. Please use “AARES ACT Essay competition – postgraduate student” as the subject heading. Your email should state your university and student number

Link to Essay Competition Flyer here.