The survey on economic opinions run by the Economic Society Australia is running to a close. It is your chance to register your opinions on the ERA journal rankings, the status of economists, carbon taxation, etc. The response rate so far has been surprisingly high – with about 30% of all ESA members registering their opinions, which is damn good for an internet-based survey.
A reminder on the rules of the survey: you need to be invited. Economic society members are automatically invited and merely have to click on a link in an email that is sent to them to reach the survey. Nearly all academic economists have been sent an email that invites them indirectly: they have to send an email to the main person organising the survey, Richard Hayes (firstname.lastname@example.org) , who then sends a personalised link. Yet, basically any economist in Australia who is keen to have their say should feel themselves invited to mail Richard and ask to be included. This for instance goes for economists in ministries, banks, and regulatory institutions.