Posts by "Nick Pringle"

AGM 2017

Thursday 16th March, 3:30pm for 4pm start
TLC 417, La Trobe University, Bundoora

It’s that time of the year again… The PPE Society will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 16th of March at 4pm. We’re still waiting on a room confirmation, so keep an eye on our social media pages and we’ll update you as soon as we know!

We will be electing a new Executive, so the following roles are up for nomination:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • First Year Co-ordinator

If you think you or someone you know would be interested in or would be great at any of the above positions, you can nominate them on the day or by emailing  with their name and the position you would like to nominate them for.

Other positions are available and will be explored at the AGM.
If you can’t make it to the AGM, fret not! You can still have your voice heard. Proxy votes are allowed. Email us your nominations or votes and make sure you can still have your say!

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And We’re Back, a PPE Drinks Night

…..And We’re Back,

Semester 1 has kicked off and we hope you’re all ready for an awesome year of pluralist activity.

Our first official drinks for the year is happening this Thursday at the Eagle bar from 5pm so come on down for an evening of chips, drinks, discussion and generally great chat.

We’re a welcoming bunch so don’t be put off by serious expressions and the occasional illuminati symbol, if you’re new this year we’d love to see you there, and feel free to bring friends, family, tennis partners, drinking buddies or baristas along too, the more the merrier.

Hope to see you all there.

Where: Eagle Bar, La Trobe University, Bundoora
Date: 2nd March 2017 (and every Thursday at the same time during semester)
Time: 5pm – 7pm
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5/5 – ‘Boom Bust Boom’ Screening for ISIPE Global Action Day

Tuesday May 5, 5:00pm
WLT2, La Trobe University, Bundoora

The PPE Society will be screening ‘Boom Bust Boom’ for the first International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE) Global Action Day.

This screening will also include an update on ISIPE by Nick Pringle (Executive Member, PPE Society), and a short presentation by Dr. Tim Thornton (Political Economist, La Trobe University).



It is time for Action! One year ago ISIPE published an open letter titled ‘An international student call for pluralism in economics’ which was signed by more than 65 student groups from over 30 countries. In the past year we have achieved a lot but there is still a long way ahead.

Today, on May 5th 2015, we are standing up again for a change in the teaching of economics. For an education that prepares us to understand and contend with the challenges our world faces in the 21st century. For a return of the real world to the classroom and room for debates. And therefore for Pluralism in Economics!

This year more than 30 local groups in 12 different countries are staging events to raise attention and consciousness for our demands.

26/3 – Careers in Economics: A Speaker Panel Event

Thursday March 26, 5:00-7:00pm
Institute of Advanced Study, La Trobe University, Bundoora

Careers Panel Poster

Economics Society of Australia & the La Trobe Business School present ‘Careers in Economics: A Speaker Panel Event’.

Hear from students, graduates and sponsors about economics careers in consulting, professional services, investment banking and the government.

Panel members may include:

  • Deloitte Access Economics (DAE)
  • Essential Services Commission (ESC, Victoria)
  • Productivity Commission (PC)
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF, Victoria)
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC, Victoria)
  • Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission (VCEC)

To attend please register below:

Careers Panel Map

18/3 – Political economy as an area of knowledge: A seminar by Dr Tim Thornton

Wednesday March 18, 12:30-1:30pm
La Trobe University, Bundoora, MARB 488

The nature of contemporary political economy and its likely prospects within Australian social science are the focus areas of this seminar. The initial discussion will be on how political economy (PE) articulates with politics, economics, philosophy, history, sociology and anthropology. The question is posed as whether PE is a sub-discipline of politics, a rival branch of economics or an academic discipline in its own right? Discussion will then turn to PE’s likely future within Australian social science.

The seminar should be of interest to any social scientist or philosopher who is interested in discussing how their own discipline relates to the study of economic phenomena. The seminar should also be of interest to those who wish to understand why ongoing global calls for greater plurality, and interdisciplinarity within contemporary economics have been generally unsuccessful thus far.
Tim Thornton
Dr Tim Thornton
Lecturer, Research Associate
La Trobe University Staff profile

‘Welcome back to university’ drinks

The PPE Society invites you to join us for the first of our weekly Thursday evening drinks on the 5th of March.

We meet weekly for informal discussion and debate over drinks at La Trobe University’s Eagle Bar on Thursday nights from 6pm during semester.

All welcome!