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The Engine Room for Growth? Steven Bond-Smith, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, Ha Nguyen, Rachel Ong ViforJ The 2015 Federal Budget referred to small businesses as the ‘engine room’ of the economy. Australia’s changing economic landscape means that governments are placing greater emphasis on the important role of small businesses for growth and employment. This is not... Read article 26 May 2017Focus on WA Read More
Western Australia’s International Education Sector: Performance and Prospects Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, John Phillimore, Richard Seymour Australia has been a leader in international education for many years, and it is now the country’s principal services export and our third largest export industry overall. It has been identified in any government and other studies as an industry... Read article 18 November 2016Feature Read More
From Paddock to Plate: WA’s potential in agriculture and agribusiness Steven Bond-Smith, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, Ha Nguyen There has been a collective nervousness following the decline in the resources sector in Western Australia and its associated grim headlines. Agriculture has historically been an important industry for the state. With an expanding middle class in China and a rising population in... Read article 23 September 2016BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
Keeping a roof over our heads Alan Duncan, Amity James, Kenneth Leong, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Steven Rowley Housing cost pressures continue to dominate as a key concern among Western Australian households, despite a general shift towards more favourable housing market conditions in Western Australia in recent years. Housing affordability estimates have not trended in the same direction... Read article 3 May 2016Focus on WA Read More
Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright? Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong, Yashar Tarverdi There is a general sense of unease with the recent slowdown in China’s economic growth. Large businesses and the State’s finances have suffered as a result. But is China the ‘be all and end all’ of the focus on Western... Read article 30 September 2015Focus on WA Read More
Workforce and Skills Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong, Astghik Mavisakalyan The resources industry has been the driving force behind Western Australia’s remarkable economic trajectory over the last two decades, delivering billions of tonnes of iron ore to steel mills around the world. WA has prospered, wages have soared and unemployment... Read article 31 August 2014Focus on WA Read More
A Regional Framework for Analysing the Western Australian Economy Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong Western Australia is a diverse state with unique regions. Studies on the economy that adopt a ‘one size fits all’ approach are likely to be hindered by a lack of the richness and variability inherent in the intra-state regions. This... Read article 1 May 2014Working Papers Read More
Housing Affordability Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Amity James, Kenneth Leong, Sanna Markkanen, Steven Rowley The cost of housing in Western Australia has been a recurrent theme in discussions in West Australian homes, businesses and the policy environment. A long held perception is that housing affordability in the state has spiralled out of control, with... Read article 30 April 2014Focus on WA Read More
An Intra-State Regional Framework for Analysing the Western Australian Economy Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong Western Australia is a diverse state with unique regions. Studies on the economy that ignore regional developments are likely to be hindered by a lack of the richness and variability inherent in the intra-state regions. This note introduces a framework... Read article 31 October 2013Briefing Notes Read More
Vietnam-Australia Economic Relations Alan Duncan, Kenneth Leong 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relationship between Australia and Vietnam.  Through the Whitlam government in February 1973 Australia became one of the first Western nations to establish formal bilateral ties with the then Democratic Republic of Vietnam.  Over... Read article 1 July 2013Briefing Notes Read More