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BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship 2018 Applications for the BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship open Friday 20 April 2018. The scholarship supports broadening access to tertiary education for those traditionally under-represented at university. A $5,000 per annum scholarship will be awarded to eligible applicants over... Read article 12 April 2018 Read More
BCEC researchers scoop up awards at the annual Faculty of Business and Law Awards BCEC staff received accolades during Curtin University’s annual Faculty of Business and Law Awards, which recognise academic staff for their outstanding contribution to economic and social policy research. Congratulations to BCEC Director, Professor Alan Duncan and BCEC Research Fellow, Dr... Read article 10 March 2018 Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2018: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap The Centre’s latest publication – Gender Equity Insights 2018: Inside Australia’s Gender Pay Gap –was launched in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on Friday 2 March 2018, ahead of International Women’s Day. This third report in the BCEC|WGEA Gender... Read article 10 March 2018 Read More
BCEC Professorial Fellow Gavin Wood shares his research interests and career insights Gavin Wood is an Emeritus Professor of Housing and Urban Research at RMIT University and Professorial Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre. Gavin shares his research on relationships between housing wealth, welfare and public policy. Tell us why you... Read article 1 March 2018 Read More
BCEC and WEN host first Australian Gender Economics Workshop BCEC together with the Economic Society of Australia’s Women in Economics Network (WEN) were excited to host the first Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) in Fremantle on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 February. The workshop provided researchers with a forum for presenting... Read article 14 February 2018 Read More
BCEC’s newest PhD Scholar explores the impact of international policies on Indigenous health Sara Hodgkinson recently joined the Centre after being awarded the 2018 BCEC PhD Scholarship. Sara shares her research interests, love of travel and aspirations for the future. Why did you choose a career path in academia? I have always loved to... Read article 15 January 2018 Read More
BCEC researchers awarded Economic Analysis and Policy Best Paper Congratulations to Dr Richard Seymour, BCEC Research Fellow and Associate Professor Michael Dockery, BCEC Principal Research Fellow, for receiving the Economic Analysis and Policy Best Paper for 2017 award. Their article, Are there institutional differences in the earnings of Australian higher education graduates?, co-authored with Paul Koshy at the National Centre for Student... Read article 13 December 2017 Read More
BCEC launches cost of living in WA report, The Price is Right? BCEC’s Focus on WA report, The Price is Right? An Examination of the Cost of Living in Western Australia was launched on Friday 1 December. The report examines the real cost of living in Western Australia and compares recent changes in... Read article 4 December 2017 Read More
BCEC launches its first book, Perth’s Infill Housing Future: Delivering innovative and sustainable housing BCEC launched its inaugural book, Perth’s Infill Housing Future: Delivering Innovative and Sustainable Housing, on Friday 20 October 2017. The book brings together a wealth of data, analysis and commentary on the state of Perth’s infill housing sector, a sector... Read article 6 November 2017 Read More
The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry BCEC’s Feature report, The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry, was launched on Friday 6 October 2017. The report examines the growth and impact of Airbnb in Western Australia, highlighting the potential in opening up new tourism opportunities in the State, as... Read article 11 October 2017 Read More
Rachel Ong ViforJ wins Curtin University 2017 award for highest contribution to The Conversation BCEC Deputy Director Professor Rachel Ong has won the 2017 Curtin University award for the highest number of articles published in The Conversation. The Conversation is a forum through which academics and policy commentators can inform public debates by publishing... Read article 9 October 2017 Read More
Rebecca Cassells wins top media commentator prize at 2017 Curtin University Research Impact and Engagement Awards Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, BCEC’s Head of Research Impact and Engagement Strategy, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 award for the Most Prolific Media Commentator across Curtin University. The award recognises Rebecca’s outstanding contribution to media engagement for the Centre... Read article 5 October 2017 Read More