Emerging Economists



Welcome to the dedicated Emerging Economist Series Website

The Economic Society of Australia (NSW Branch) proudly sponsors the Emerging Economist Series (EES). 

Hosted by 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 events 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 three special guests: 

  • Danielle Wood, Chair of the Productivity Commission
  • Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary of the NSW Treasury
  • Professor Sean Turnell, Australian economist and former economic policy advisor to State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar

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


Current Series

Danielle Wood

Tuesday 23 July 2024


Michael Coutts-Trotter

Tuesday 24 September 2024


Professor Sean Turnell

Tuesday 5 November 2024


Emerging Economists

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