Publications

 

Canning Vale Food Value Add Precinct Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Elizabeth Jackson, Silvia Salazar, Billy Sung The City of Canning engaged the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) to assess the economic case and potential opportunities of a food value add precinct in the Canning Vale industrial area. This report, Canning Vale Food Value Add Precinct, assesses the economic... Read article 24 June 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Inflation looms as the constraint Employment continued its strong growth path in May. The labour force figures show an additional 60,000 persons gained employment in Australia from the previous month, with 70,000 additional full-time jobs offset by a decline in... Read article 20 June 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Identity and support for policies towards Indigenous people Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi This paper adds to knowledge on the role of politicians’ and voters’ identities in influencing policy-making in societies marked by ethnic inequality. The outcome we investigate is the initiatives and policies targeting Indigenous populations in the context of Australia. We... Read article 1 June 2022Working Papers Read More
Woort Koorliny: Australian Indigenous Employment Index 2022 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Jaslin Kalsi, Lili Loan Vu, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar The Indigenous Employment Index was commissioned by Minderoo’s Generation One initiative, partnering with Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and Murawin Consulting, as an Australian first to identify and measure practices within large organisations that increase and improve Indigenous employment. The goal... Read article 24 May 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Unemployment rate hits record low Australia’s official unemployment rate is now at the lowest level since the current labour force series commenced 44 years ago, in February 1978. The new record of 3.9 per cent was in fact awarded retrospectively... Read article 20 May 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Family and Domestic Violence Leave Review Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Abebe Hailemariam, Astghik Mavisakalyan The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre was commissioned to undertake an independent economic analysis of the cost of providing paid family and domestic violence leave to workers on the modern award wage by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as... Read article 16 May 2022Research Reports Read More
BCEC Policy Briefing: Western Australia State Budget 2022-23 Alan Duncan This new BCEC Policy Brief assesses the Western Australia State Budget 2022-23 delivered by WA Premier and Treasurer Mark McGowan on 12 May. Premier McGowan took advantage of the state’s strong economic performance to hand down a measured budget that... Read article 13 May 2022Policy Insights  |  Economic Policy  |  Health and Wellbeing  |  Social Issues  |  Taxation and Welfare  |  Workforce and Skills Read More
Conflicts and son preference: micro-level evidence from 58 countries Srinivas Goli, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan, Lili Loan Vu Research on the association between armed conflict and son preference has largely been based on single-country studies, often presenting descriptive patterns. This paper empirically analyses the association between conflict and son preference using a sample of more than 1.1 million... Read article 10 May 2022Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan How low can you go? With newfound interest in the national unemployment rate arising from the federal election campaign trail, all eyes were on the release of the March figure to see if it would break through the 4 per... Read article 27 April 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Parental expectations of children’s higher education participation in Australia Michael Dockery, Paul Koshy, Ian W. Li The role of parental expectations in determining children’s higher education participation is important in understanding both participation and potential policy responses Using a nationally representative longitudinal survey of Australian households, providing repeat observations on expectations for individual children, this study... Read article 5 April 2022Journal Articles Read More
Course non-completion and multiple qualifications: re-estimating the returns to education in Australia Austen Peters, Michael Dockery, Sherry Bawa Among Australian studies estimating returns to education, there is a consensus that education is a highly profitable investment. Conventional estimates of returns to education examine earnings conditional upon individuals’ years of education, with years spent in education typically inferred from... Read article 25 March 2022Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – March 2022 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Seize the day: Border reopening presents opportunities for economic diversification, but it is not as simple as turning the tap back on. After two... Read article 22 March 2022Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More