Publications

 

Income inequality and housing prices in the very long-run Abebe Hailemariam, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Russell Smyth, Kingsley Tetteh Baako We examine the relationship between income inequality and house prices for a panel of 17 OECD countries over the period 1870 to 2015. Our identification strategy takes advantage of exogenous variation in culturally weighted communist influence to instrument for within-country... Read article 19 January 2022Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2021 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Australia’s labour market bounce is the highest ever….. The national labour market rebound has sent records tumbling. November has delivered the largest monthly increase in employment ever recorded since the current ABS labour market series began in February 1978, with... Read article 20 December 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Housing quality, remoteness and Indigenous children’s outcomes in Australia Michael Dockery In Australia, the Indigenous population disproportionately resides in more remote parts of the country, and a number of outcomes for Indigenous children decline with remoteness. It is widely accepted that inferior housing conditions, notably crowding, contribute to Indigenous disadvantage in... Read article 11 December 2021Journal Articles Read More
The Role of Land Ownership and Non-Farm Livelihoods on Household Food and Nutrition Security in Rural India Lili Loan Vu, Anu Rammohan, Srinivas Goli South Asia remains the region with the highest prevalence of undernourishment with India accounting for 255 million food insecure people. A worsening of child nutritional outcomes has been observed in many Indian states recently and children in rural areas have... Read article 9 December 2021Journal Articles Read More
Family and domestic violence in Australia Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Chris Twomey This BCEC Briefing Note assesses the prevalence, impact of and responses to family and domestic violence (FDV) in Australia. FDV is pervasive; it occurs among family members, and especially in intimate partner relationships. Around 1 in 6 women (17.3%) and... Read article 8 December 2021Briefing Notes Read More
Forecasting the dynamic relationship between crude oil and stock prices since the 19th century Abebe Hailemariam, Kris Ivanovski In this paper, we model and forecast the volatility and correlation between oil prices and stock returns. Employing a recently innovated generalized autoregressive score (GAS) model based on the score function and using long historical data spanning from 1871 to... Read article 1 December 2021Journal Articles Read More
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 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
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
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