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Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy Steven Bond-Smith, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar, Maria Sandoval-Guzman, Richard Seymour, Chris Twomey Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy, the fifth report in the Focus on Industry series, looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors as well as identifying opportunities... Read article 12 November 2020BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: evidence from Pakistan Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant yet under-studied context: Pakistan. Using a nationally representative dataset, and employing matching and partial identification estimation... Read article 31 October 2020Journal Articles Read More
Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: Evidence from Pakistan Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant yet under-studied context: Pakistan. Using a nationally representative dataset, and employing matching and partial identification estimation... Read article 21 October 2020Working Papers 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
Impact and Response of Businesses in Australia to COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan COVID-19 has significantly impacted on businesses and workers over the last three months, with most business predictions reported back in March playing out across the sectors. Businesses have had to make big changes to their workforce, both in terms of... Read article 7 July 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
Work and Mental Health – Implications of COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan There is significant concern about rising mental distress as a result of the pandemic and its economic consequences; with rates of anxiety, loneliness and stress increasing. Increased stress and anxiety may have been driven primarily by isolation and health concerns... Read article 25 May 2020COVID-19 Insights Read More
Migration flows in commodity cycles: Assessing the role of migration policies Alan Duncan, Mark Harris, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Toan Nguyen This paper sheds light on the role of immigration policies in shaping immigration flows in responses to labor market changes. Using data from Australia during the 2001 to 2015 commodity cycle as a quasi-experiment, we find that employer-sponsored (demand-driven) immigration... Read article 21 May 2020Journal Articles Read More
Potential Job Losses in the COVID-19 Pandemic Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan The necessary government response to COVID-19 saw tens of thousands of Australians out of a job and lines stretching down the footpaths of Centrelink offices across the nation. Workers immediately impacted by new trading regulations are those employed primarily in... Read article 30 March 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
Physical Isolation: Staying Connected During COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan Most of our Social Interactions are already Digital – So will Physical Isolation Change Anything? Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that there are new rules around how we should interact with each other. There are strict limitations... Read article 26 March 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
Paradise Postponed: Future Tense and Religiosity Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi, Clas Weber This paper identifies a new source of differences in religiosity: the presence of future tense marking in language. We argue that the rewards and punishments that incentivise religious behaviour are less effective for speakers of languages that contain future tense... Read article 25 March 2020Working Papers Read More
Can bribery buy health? Evidence from post-communist countries Astghik Mavisakalyan, Vladimir Otrachshenko, Olga Popova Corruption is pervasive, but we know little about its effects on individual lives. This paper examines whether living in a corrupt society has deleterious effects on health. Using individual-level data from 28 post-communist countries, we demonstrate that bribing for public... Read article 17 December 2019Working Papers Read More