Publications

BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – September 2018 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA, as at the end of Q3 2018. This quarter we explore a return to negative business investment growth, and the impact of low population... Read article 3 October 2018Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Gas and oil prospects Julian Inchauspe, Roberto Aguilera, Daniel Packey, Kelly Burns, Stefan Trueck In the coming decades natural gas may take a lead role in providing energy to the world while mitigating climate impacts. Our optimistic view is based on the advantages of gas relative to other fossil fuels, including its abundance, wide geographical distribution and... Read article 27 September 2018Feature Read More
Power plans for electricity Tom Houghton, Chris Twomey, Mahnaz Hejazi Amin This is a mixed methods research project aimed at gaining a better understanding of the experience of energy vulnerable households under changes to electricity tariff structures. The research is a collaboration between Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, WACOSS and Horizon Power and... Read article 27 September 2018Feature Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest labour force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour... Read article 26 September 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
A strength-based program for adolescents with autism Matthew Jones, Marita Falkmer, Ben Milbourn, Tele Tan, Louise Sheehy, Sven Bölte, Sonya Girdler It is widely recognised that many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have abilities and strengths well suited to employment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry. Despite this, their overall employment rate remains marginal. Recent studies have proposed that implementing... Read article 11 September 2018Feature Read More
Self-assessed versus statistical evidence of racial discrimination: The case of indigenous Australians Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi This paper provides new insights on the labour market discrimination faced by indigenous Australians – one of the most disadvantaged indigenous populations in developed countries. Combining two large, nationally-representative datasets, we decompose the employment gap between indigenous and non-indigenous populations as of 2014-2015,... Read article 10 September 2018Journal Articles Read More
Economic, Social and Demographic Trends for the Mid West Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely On invitation from the Mid West Chamber of Commerce and Industry, BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan and Senior Research Fellow Dr Daniel Kiely recently presented at the successful Mid West Economic Summit – ‘Building Better Business’ on key economic, social and demographic trends for... Read article 6 September 2018Presentations Read More
The Potential Implications of Autonomous Vehicles in and around the Workplace Simone Pettigrew, Lin Fritschi, Richard Norman The advent of autonomous vehicles is forecast to bring enormous changes to the workplace as positions primarily involving driving become progressively redundant. Little is known about public awareness of these impending changes and the potential impacts on society and individuals.... Read article 30 August 2018Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2018 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest labour force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour... Read article 27 August 2018Monthly Labour Market Updates Read More
The impact of intergenerational financial transfers on health and wellbeing outcomes: A longitudinal study Rachel Ong ViforJ, Toan Nguyen, Garth Kendall This paper estimates the impacts of intergenerational financial transfers on the physical health, mental health and perceived financial security of Australian males and females. We distinguish between two key sources of intergenerational financial transfers – inheritances and inter vivos parental... Read article 25 August 2018Journal Articles Read More
Gender and climate change: Do female parliamentarians make difference? Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi This paper investigates whether female political representation in national parliaments influences climate change policy outcomes. Based on data from a large sample of countries, we demonstrate that female representation leads countries to adopt more stringent climate change policies. We exploit... Read article 4 August 2018Journal Articles Read More
Falling Through the Net Steven Bond-Smith, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar New data technologies, big data analytics and intelligent software systems are transforming the way we produce, consume or distribute commodities, and increasingly, the way we access services. They are also changing the way in which we engage with our personal, social and business... Read article 2 August 2018Focus on WA Read More