Publications

BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2021 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan The nation rebound meets Omicron On the heels of November’s record 366,000 job rebound after COVID-19 restrictions eased in the Eastern States, December delivered further growth of 64,800 jobs nationally. The participation rate remained unchanged over the month, so this... Read article 28 January 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
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 2021Policy Insights  |  Health and Wellbeing  |  Social Issues  |  Briefing Notes  |  Policy Briefs 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
Employment and the distribution of intra-household financial satisfaction Jaslin Kalsi, Siobhan Austen, Astghik Mavisakalyan This study applies a methodology used by De Henau and Himmelweit (2013) to study resource allocation in Australian mixed-sex couple households. Using 18 waves of data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey and by means of... Read article 30 November 2021Journal Articles Read More
Discretely innovating: The effect of limited market contestability on innovation and growth Steven Bond-Smith I consider the impact of market contestability on innovation and growth. To examine this, I use discrete entry (i.e. an integer number of firms) as a tool to vary contestability in each sector of a disaggregated multi-sector endogenous growth model.... Read article 24 November 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 2021COVID-19 Insights 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