Publications

 

JobKeeper: The efficacy of Australia’s first short-time wage subsidy Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan The Australian JobKeeper wage subsidy is an unprecedented public policy response to a once in a century health and economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The focus of this paper is on the efficacy of the Australian JobKeeper program... Read article 25 September 2020Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. August’s rebound in the labour market surprised everyone, with... Read article 18 September 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Household density and children’s wellbeing in Australia: Are children’s homes too empty? Michael Dockery Living in crowded housing has been associated with poorer physical and mental health outcomes, with a greater emphasis on the psychological effects when the underlying quality of housing is high. Hence ‘overcrowding’ features as a housing condition extensively studied in... Read article 12 September 2020Working Papers Read More
The Early Years: Investing in our Future Presentation Rebecca Cassells, Daniel Kiely This latest report in the Centre’s Focus on Western Australia series, the thirteenth in this series, looks at the importance of the early years for young children in influencing outcomes in later life. It also highlights the disparity between advantage and... Read article 2 September 2020Presentations Read More
The Early Years: Investing in our Future Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Michael Kirkness, Chris Twomey, Toan Nguyen, Richard Seymour This latest report in the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s Focus on Western Australia series, the thirteenth in this series, looks to add to our understanding of the lives of young children in Australia, the environment within which they live and... Read article 28 August 2020BCEC Reports  |  Focus on WA Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery Pace of labour market recovery slowing In last month’s MLMU we saw that 211,000 of the 835,000 jobs lost between April and May were recovered in June, along with over a third of the hours lost. This month, in the... Read article 14 August 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Autonomous vehicles and cycling: Policy implications and management issues Simone Pettigrew, John D. Nelson, Richard Norman Cycling as a form of active transport has great benefits for individuals and society, yet prevalence rates in many countries are low. The advent of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is likely to have substantial implications for cyclists, however little is known... Read article 11 August 2020Journal Articles Read More
A methodology for projecting sparse populations and its application to remote Indigenous communities Michael Dockery, Nicholas Holyoak, Ranjodh B. Singh A new method is proposed for generating projections for sparse populations by locality, age cohort and gender. An adaptation of the cohort replacement method, the approach uses a Tobit model with varying censoring limits to model population changes by cohort.... Read article 10 August 2020Journal Articles Read More
Measuring governance: Why do errors matter? Yashar Tarverdi, Leandro M. Magnusson The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) are well-known proxies for institutions and are widely used in many studies across different disciplines. Each of the six WGI is constructed by aggregating several baseline indicators that reflect information about a single latent variable.... Read article 10 August 2020Journal Articles Read More
Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective Andrew John Brennan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi Chapter 2 Responses to Climate Change Worldwide: Individual Preferences and Policy Actions around the World This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of climate change policies and actions around the world. At the level of countries, we document the differences in... Read article 30 July 2020Books and Book Chapters Read More
Analysis of costs and savings of Proposed Reforms to Higher Education Rebecca Cassells, Steven Bond-Smith The Australian Government recently announced a Higher Education Reform Package that has the overarching objective of incentivising students to “make more job-relevant decisions about their education”. The proposed reforms includes changes to both student and Commonwealth contributions to higher education... Read article 23 July 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 2020 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. A labour market in recovery The latest labour market... Read article 17 July 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More