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Western Australia – China trade briefing note: Benefits to Western Households Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council, this briefing note establishes a firm evidence base on the economic impact of trade with China on Western Australian households. This briefing note provides and overview of the relationship between China and WA.... Read article 19 July 2024Research Reports Read More
Presentation: Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan View the presentation by lead authors Dr Adam Crowe, Research Fellow, Curtin AHURI Research Centre, and Professo Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the report Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry, on... Read article 18 July 2024Presentations Read More
Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan, Steven Rowley Watch the full report launch online here, and access the presentation slides here. Building the Dream, the ninth report in the BCEC Focus on Industry series, reveals that at current rates of dwelling completion, Western Australia will fall well short... Read article 10 July 2024Focus on Industry Read More
Indigenous mobility and its impact on remote infrastructural needs: an exploratory study Megan Moskos, Linda Isherwood, Michael Dockery, Daphne Habibis, Liam Grealy, Richard Benedict, Mark Harris, Ranjodh B. Singh, Tess Lea With Indigenous populations at risk of higher rates of infection and more serious disease than non-Indigenous populations, a policy of returning to remote communities (i.e. Return to Country) was encouraged during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy led to high expectations... Read article 4 July 2024Research Reports Read More
Australia’s trade and economic relationship with China: Benefits to Australian households Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council, this report establishes a firm evidence base on the economic impact of trade with China on Australian households. The report’s findings demonstrate that Australia-China trade offers measurable benefits to the average Australian household... Read article 17 June 2024Research Reports Read More
The contented Australian female worker: Paradox lost, paradox found Michael Dockery In a seminal 1997 paper, Andrew Clark observed that British women report higher job satisfaction than their male counterparts, despite generally holding inferior jobs. To become known as the ‘paradox of the contented female worker’, Clark argued this was due... Read article 4 June 2024Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan Unemployment rate edges over 4 per cent despite solid employment growth, albeit only in part-time jobs. Vacancies and wages moderate, consistent with a gradual softening in the labour market. A rapid fall in the rate of employment growth and/or in... Read article 20 May 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2023 Alan Duncan, Caroline Stewart 2023 was another busy year for the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). BCEC’s publications were widely read with almost 7,000 downloads. Media mentioning BCEC was widely consumed, reaching nearly 20 million people across television, print, radio and online. Thematically, housing... Read article 1 May 2024Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Labour market remains strong, with few signs yet of the softening in labour demand anticipated as a result of higher interest rates. — — Resilience underscored as headline unemployment rate remains below 4 per cent, along with growth in... Read article 22 April 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Employment jumps by 116,500 workers in February, or 0.8 per cent in a single month. — — Headline unemployment rate tumbles back to 3.7 per cent, down from 4.1 per cent in January. — — Robust labour market erodes... Read article 27 March 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: Employment and disability in Australia Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan View the presentation by lead authors Professor Mike Dockery, Principal Research Fellow, and Professor Alan Duncan, Director, both of Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the report Employment and disability in Australia: Improving employment outcomes for people with disability, on... Read article 14 March 2024Focus on The States  |  Presentations Read More
Easy Read: Employment and disability in Australia This is a research report from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre. We wanted to do this research to make things better for people with disability to get a job. We also wanted to find out what is being done now... Read article 13 March 2024BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More