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BCEC congratulates Astghik’s promotion to Associate Professor and recent funding success BCEC’s Astghik Mavisakalyan was promoted to the position of Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow during the latest round of Curtin University academic promotions. Astghik joined the Centre in 2013 and has research interests in the economics of education, labour economics and political economy. Astghik leads the... Read article 3 December 2018 Read More
Christopher Henderson visits the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre It’s not every day BCEC Director Professor Alan Duncan is asked to discuss his research on child poverty in Western Australia with an 11-year-old. But then Christopher Henderson is not your average Year 6 student. Young, ambitious and motivated, the Cottesloe Primary School graduate wanted to find out... Read article 23 November 2018 Read More
Australia’s South West for Asian markets: Promoting tourism product development The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre together with the South West Development Commission and Australia’s South West hosted a workshop on attracting Asian tourists to Western Australia’s southern coast, in Busselton in October 2018. The event was well attended by tourism industry representatives and... Read article 1 November 2018 Read More
Applications are now open for the BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship Applications for the 2019 BCEC Economics and Social Policy Scholarship are now open. This 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 the... Read article 1 November 2018 Read More
Alan Duncan wins top media commentator prize Professor Alan Duncan, BCEC’s Director, has been awarded the prestigious 2018 award for the Most Prolific Media Commentator across Curtin University’s Faculty of Business and Law. The award recognises Alan’s outstanding contribution to media engagement for the Centre, the Faculty of Business and Law, and Curtin University. Alan has appeared... Read article 26 October 2018 Read More
Postcards from Geraldton: BCEC joins the Mid West Economic Summit 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’. Alan and Daniel provided... Read article 16 October 2018 Read More
Australia’s Private Rental Market: Quality, Security and Affordability BCEC released two new research reports at a housing workshop in October 2018, drawing on data from the latest BCEC Housing Affordability Survey to examine the state of the private rental sector in Australia. Both reports address issues of affordability, quality and... Read article 12 October 2018 Read More
Tram joins BCEC as Senior Policy Fellow Tram is a Senior Policy Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, a position she holds in conjunction with being a Principal Consultant Skilled Migration at the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Tram is also a Research Fellow with IZA Institute of Labor Economics. Tram’s... Read article 8 October 2018 Read More
BCEC staff elected to ESA’s WA Branch Council BCEC Senior Research Fellow Dr Astghik Mavisakalyan and Research Fellow Dr Silvia Salazar have been appointed to the Economic Society of Australia’s (ESA) WA Branch Council, at the Council’s recent Annual General Meeting. The Council provides advice on the strategic direction of the ESA, as well as coordinating local... Read article 3 October 2018 Read More
Energy Policy in WA: An Inclusive Future? Two BCEC Feature reports examining energy policy in Western Australia were launched at a special BCEC workshop on Thursday 27 September 2018. The workshop explored ways WA can strike the right balance between affordability, reliability and environmental impact in its energy market, while ensuring responsiveness... Read article 28 September 2018 Read More
BCEC launches special report: A strength-based program for adolescents with autism BCEC’s latest Feature report, A strength-based program for adolescents with autism, was launched at the annual Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) Awards ceremony on 11 September 2018. AASQA aims to help young individuals on the spectrum find employment in software testing... Read article 27 September 2018 Read More
BCEC launches Digital Divide in WA report BCEC’s latest Focus on WA report, Falling Through the Net, was launched on Thursday 2 August, and examines the magnitude and key drivers of the digital divide for WA and highlights potential solutions towards bridging the divide for the most... Read article 5 September 2018 Read More