Astghik Mavisakalyan and Yashar Tarverdi take out Researcher of the Year Award BCEC Principal Research Fellow Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan and BCEC Research Associate Dr Yashar Tarverdi have won the Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Researcher of the Year 2018 Award. Associate Professor Mavisakalyan oversees the Centre’s Focus on the... Read article 18 March 2019 Read More
BCEC launches Gender Equity Insights 2019: Breaking through the Glass Ceiling The Centre’s latest publication – Gender Equity Insights 2019: Breaking through the Glass Ceiling – was launched at a lunch event in collaboration with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on Friday 1 March 2019, ahead of International Women’s Day.... Read article 15 March 2019 Read More
Future of Work Workshop: Call for Papers The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) together with the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) at Curtin University are organising a two-day research workshop on the Future of Work to be held 10 to 11 April at Curtin St Georges Terrace in Perth.... Read article 7 March 2019 Read More
The Social and Economic Sustainability of WA’s Rural Volunteer Workforce BCEC launched a new report in the BCEC Feature Series, The Social and Economic Sustainability of WA’s Rural Volunteer Workforce on Tuesday 26 February. The report was launched at a special Volunteer Manager Networking event hosted by Volunteering WA at... Read article 1 March 2019 Read More
Steven Bond-Smith shares insights into being the primary carer for his son, Leander Steven Bond-Smith is a Research Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and is interested in the economics of innovation, growth and regional economics. As the primary carer for his son, Leander, Steven says that being a parent is wonderful, but the responsibility and time commitment can also be exhausting.... Read article 24 January 2019 Read More
Mike Dockery returns to BCEC after teaching secondment Principal Research Fellow Mike Dockery returns to BCEC after a teaching secondment to Curtin University’s School of Economics, Finance and Property. At the end of 2018, Mike swapped the mountains of paper work and marking for the mountains of Peru, and economic theory for the more... Read article 14 January 2019 Read More
BCEC launches WA’s Health Industry Future report BCEC’s latest Focus on Industry report, To Health and Happiness: WA’s Health Industry Future, was launched at a breakfast event on Friday 7 December 2018 and provides an in-depth investigation of the health industry, a sector of critical importance to... Read article 20 December 2018 Read More
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