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Toan Nguyen on receiving a life-changing economics scholarship Dr Toan Nguyen was the inaugural recipient of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre PhD Scholarship in 2015 and is the centre’s very first PhD graduate. Why did you want to become an economist? I was a software engineer before I... Read article 8 April 2021 Read More
BCEC and WGEA launch Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority report Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority was launched at a breakfast event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on Friday 26 March. Hosted by Tracy Vo from 9News, the... Read article 29 March 2021 Read More
Join the team! Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is seeking two new Research Fellows Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre is an independent economic and social research organisation located within the Curtin Business School with a core mission to examine the key economic and social policy issues that contribute to the wellbeing of businesses, households and... Read article 24 March 2021 Read More
Professor Alan Duncan awarded University’s top honour Research that makes a difference and contributes to the wellbeing of West Australians has seen Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Professor Alan Duncan awarded Curtin’s highest honour for academic staff: the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor. Under Alan’s leadership, the... Read article 26 February 2021 Read More
BCEC launches new report, Back in Business? WA Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19 The Back in Business? WA Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19 report launch was held online on Friday 5 February 2021. Jessica Strutt, journalist and presenter, opened the event, remarking that “the impact of COVID-19 has been felt across... Read article 15 February 2021 Read More
Stakeholder survey: Help us shape our research for 2021 At the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, we believe in research that makes a difference. Research that can be used to inform and progress current policy debates and research that everyone can understand and use. As a valued member of our community,... Read article 16 December 2020 Read More
BCEC researchers recognised at the 2020 Curtin University Research and Engagement Awards Congratulations to Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, BCEC Deputy Director, and Professor Alan Duncan, BCEC Director, for winning four awards at the 2020 Curtin University Research and Engagement Awards. Rebecca won the esteemed award for the Most Prolific Media Commentator across... Read article 2 December 2020 Read More
BCEC launches November 2020 Quarterly Economic Commentary The Centre’s latest publication, the November 2020 Quarterly Economic Commentary was launched in partnership with Business News at the State of the Economy lunch on Friday 27 November at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The latest QEC data indicates that... Read article 1 December 2020 Read More
BCEC launches Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) launched their latest report, Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy, at a breakfast event at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on Thursday 12 November. This report is the fifth in... Read article 30 November 2020 Read More
How jobs shape us: taking a look back at BCEC staff’s first jobs Employment is at the forefront of all of our minds at the moment – with COVID-19 highlighting just how important a job is in all our lives. With this in mind, BCEC staff recently sat down together and reminisced about... Read article 4 June 2020 Read More
Astghik Mavisakalyan on her journey from Armenia to Perth Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan is a Principal Research Fellow at the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre focusing on cultural economics, political economy, development economics, labour economics, and gender and migration. Recently we sat down with Astghik for a Q&A to talk... Read article 21 May 2020 Read More
Mike Dockery on what interests him about economics Mike is a Principal Research Fellow at BCEC, researching labour market outcomes and the links between the larbour market and the wellbeing of workers and their families. His recent work looks at Indigenous wellbeing and labour participation. What’s it like... Read article 9 April 2020 Read More