Publications

 

Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Austen Peters, Richard Seymour, Chris Twomey, Lili Loan Vu This report, the eighth in the Focus on the States series, examines trends in social connectedness in Australia and assesses their implications for human wellbeing and development. Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia explores the breadth and variety... Read article 19 November 2021BCEC Reports  |  Focus on The States Read More
Presentation – Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan View the presentation by  John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan and Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan, of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, at the report launch of Stronger Together: Loneliness and social connectedness in Australia on Friday 19 November, 2021. This report, the eighth... Read article 19 November 2021 Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2021 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Job losses continue into October The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ monthly labour force survey show the national labour market shed almost 50,000 jobs in October, following on the heels of 146,000 jobs lost in September to... Read article 15 November 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mobility in Central Australia: Survey Reference Guide Volume 1 Michael Dockery, Maria Julieta Rottemberg This publication, in two parts, provides an overview of the methodology and results from the Mobility Survey undertaken for the Population Mobility and Labour Markets Project, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation. The survey investigated temporary mobility patterns of... Read article 8 November 2021Research Reports Read More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mobility in Central Australia: Survey Reference Guide Volume 2 Michael Dockery, Maria Julieta Rottemberg This publication, in two parts, provides an overview of the methodology and results from the Mobility Survey undertaken for the Population Mobility and Labour Markets Project, Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation. The survey investigated temporary mobility patterns of... Read article 8 November 2021Research Reports Read More
The unintended consequences of increasing returns to scale in geographical economics Steven Bond-Smith Increasing returns to scale is the basis for many powerful results in economics and economic geography. But the limitations of assumptions about returns to scale in economic growth theories are often ignored when applied to geography. This leads to an... Read article 21 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2021 Restrictions come and restrictions go With NSW, Victoria and the ACT all in lockdown during the 29 August to 11 September reference period for the most recent labour force survey, COVID-19 continues to stifle the national labour market. The September... Read article 20 October 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Agricultural production diversity and child nutritional outcomes in rural Myanmar Lili Loan Vu, Anu Rammohan This paper empirically investigates the links between agricultural diversity and child nutritional status in rural Myanmar. The data for this analysis come from a two-round survey of households conducted in six rural townships in Myanmar between February 2016 and November... Read article 17 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – September 2021 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. WA’s economic performance continues to impress WA’s AFL teams did not manage to make finals this year, but WA’s ability to host the 2021... Read article 12 October 2021Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Gender health gaps: The role of risky addictive behaviors Abebe Hailemariam, Siew Ling Yew, Samuelson Appau Despite significant improvements in health and longevity, the gender gap in health persists. Using longitudinal data from 15 waves of the HILDA survey for the period from 2005 to 2019, this paper examines the impacts of risky addictive behaviors given... Read article 8 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
Time-varying geopolitical risk and oil prices Kris Ivanovski, Abebe Hailemariam This paper examines the time-varying effect of oil price on geopolitical risk. Using monthly panel data of 16 countries for the period 1997:M01 – 2020:M02 and employing a varying-coefficient nonparametric panel data model, we find that oil price and its volatility have... Read article 4 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
Exposure to conflicts and the continuum of maternal healthcare Anu Rammohan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu, Srinivas Goli Violent conflicts are observed in many parts of the world and have profound impacts on the lives of exposed individuals. The limited evidence available from specific country or region contexts suggest that conflict exposure may reduce health service utilization and... Read article 28 September 2021Journal Articles Read More