Young Economists Drinks

The Young Economists Qld would like to invite you to our first networking event for the year. While the Trump phenomenon is in full swing, we thought it would be interesting to turn our sights to the rise of Artificial Intelligence (and subsequently SkyNet), its effect on the job market and the need for universal basic income as a remedy. All are welcome*

*Terminators are not welcome.



Welcome, Dr Brendan Markey-Towler

We would like to welcome our new committee member Dr Brendan Markey-Towler. Brendan is the first academic to join the YE committee and we’re very excited to have him on-board. Don’t forget to say hi to him at our next event!

Dr Brendan Markey-Towler is an Industry Research Fellow at the School of Economics and Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland. His current research focuses on the economics of knowledge and ideas. His work is particularly concerned with the interaction between economics and psychology, and spans behavioural and psychological economics, evolutionary economics, complexity and complex systems economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, network theory as well as the philosophies of mind, time, and science. His work has been published in the Economic Record, the Cambridge Journal of Economics and the Journal of Evolutionary Economics. An old boy of St Joseph’s College Gregory Terrace of the Class of 2008, he holds a Doctor of Philosophy and a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a University Medal from the University of Queensland and swears by Virgil, Xenophon, James Joyce and Patrick White.



A Day in the Life Of

Come and join us for our annual A Day in the Life Of event!

This event is a great opportunity to hear industry professionals reflect on their careers and provide valuable insight into a typical day in their job. We have a line-up of three speakers from different sectors to give you a taste of the economic opportunities available. 

This is a FREE event, however be sure to RSVP to by Wednesday 30th November to secure your spot. This even is quite popular! 

Light food and refreshments will be provided along with some highly valuable networking time.



Forward unto the unchartered realm of psyche: In search of a map of Mind


Christmas in July

It's finally starting to feel like winter in Brisbane - perfect weather for wrapping up in your favourite jackets and sipping on mulled wines. 

That's why YE Qld is throwing a Christmas in July celebration at Riverbar!

Come along to this casual networking drinks event to indulge in a generous bar tab, meet up with friends and have a jolly good time!


Advance Mentoring Program

Are you a last year undergraduate and postgraduate students studying at an Australian university? Are you self-motivated individual seeking to continuously promote personal development?

Then check out the following mentoring opportunity hosted by Advance! 

Applications for their 2016 program are now open!



Business Lunch with Philip Lowe


YE Post Budget Party!

After the drama of the Federal Budget, it's time to let our hair down. Come join us for our 1st drinks event of the year. You may even indulge in some post Budget banter if you wish!! :-)


Dr Abby Kamalakanthan - Nominee for the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award 

We are proud to announce that our Young Economists President, Dr Abby Kamalakanthan, has been nominated by The University of Queensland for the 2016 Distinguished Young Alumni Award. The Award recognizes young alumni whose early accomplishments inspire and provide leadership to students and alumni. Congratulations Abby!!


2016 with the Young Economists

Happy New Year everyone!! We look forward to another exiting year of Young Economists events where we meet new faced and catch up with old ones. 

Young Economists Queensland are pleased to welcome the following individuals to the 2016 Management Committee:

Thomas Forster - Queensland Treasury
Dwayne Monteiro - Queensland Treasury
Eliza-Jane Stringer - Urban Economics

We would also like to thank David Elms for his many years of service to the YE Committee & wish him all the best in Sydney.