Emerging Economists



Welcome to the dedicated Emerging Economist Series Website

The Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) proudly sponsors the Emerging Economist Series (EES). After a break due to Covid we are relaunching this program with a reduced series of four lunches.

Held at the Reserve Bank of Australia in Sydney, The EES gives young economists the opportunity to discuss critical issues with prominent Australian policymakers, as well as network with colleagues in business, academia and the public service. The luncheons include an interview-style discussion with the keynote speaker, exploring the issues they have faced during their careers and highlighting Australia’s key economic challenges going forward. 

The Series has been inspiring, educating and entertaining emerging economists since 2007 and provides a unique opportunity to hear lessons and insights from the lived experience of senior figures in government, business and public debate. For economists, particularly those in the earlier stages of their career, it provides access to the views and experience of eminent speakers on the paths they have taken, the role they have played and the challenges Australia has navigated - and will face in the future.

We have an outstanding line up of special guests: 

  • The Hon. Wayne Swan, National President of the Labor Party, former Deputy PM and Treasurer
  • Glenn Stevens AC, Chair, Macquarie Group and former Governor of RBA
  • Melinda Cliento, CEO, CEDA
  • Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of Australian Council of Social Service

You can read more about our speakers, prices and lunch dates here


Current Series

The Hon. Wayne Swan

Wednesday, 2 November 2022


Dr Cassandra Goldie

Monday 24 October 2022


Glenn Stevens AC

Thursday 7 July 2022


Melinda Cliento

Thursday 17 November


Emerging Economists

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