Does democracy protect the environment? The role of the Arctic Council Astghik Mavisakalyan, Vladimir Otrachshenko, Olga Popova This paper examines the influence of democratic institutions on environmental policy stringency and the degree to which it is affected by membership in the Arctic Council. We hypothesize that, relative to countries with no Arctic presence, countries present in the... Read article 19 April 2023Journal Articles Read More
A tale of two life stages: The imprinting effect of macroeconomic contractions on later life entrepreneurship Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos, Matthew P. Mount, Cahit Guven, Aydogan Ulker, Carol Graham — Drawing on lifespan psychology, our study addresses when and how macroeconomic contractions influence entrepreneurship. — — We develop competing arguments highlighting two distinct life stages: childhood and early adulthood. — — Contractions experienced during early adulthood increase one’s likelihood of becoming an entrepreneur by... Read article 15 April 2023Journal Articles Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2022 Alan Duncan, Joanna Holcombe, Caroline Stewart In the uncertain and volatile times that we have experienced during the last few years it has never been more important to have available strong, independent, and trusted research that addresses the critical issues affecting society. With COVID-19, the housing... Read article 5 April 2023Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Labour market rebounds with 64,600 new jobs in February, at odds with anticipated weakening. Strong outcome primarily driven by rising employment in Victoria. February’s labour market data makes the Reserve Bank’s next interest rate decision a line call. The soft... Read article 21 March 2023 Read More
Forecasting the stock-cryptocurrency relationship: Evidence from a dynamic GAS model Kris Ivanovski, Abebe Hailemariam The impact of cryptocurrency on other assets has become a subject of intense research, given the rise of digital currency over the last decade. However, unlike traditional assets, cryptocurrency has been subject to extreme movements in price and volatility. As... Read article 15 March 2023Journal Articles Read More
Parenthood and the distribution of intra-household inequalities in wellbeing Siobhan Austen, Jaslin Kalsi, Astghik Mavisakalyan While there is a large body of literature on the effects of parenthood on wellbeing, an intra-household perspective has, thus far, been limited. This is an important research gap given that the experience of raising children is typically associated with... Read article 7 March 2023Journal Articles Read More
Go Your Own WA: Recovery and regeneration for the tourism industry in Western Australia Alan Duncan, Alex Buckland, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Clayton Dias, Michael Volgger The seventh report in the BCEC Focus on Industry report series, Go Your Own Way: Recovery and regeneration for the tourism industry in Western Australia, examines the dynamics of the tourism industry before and after the COVID-19 crisis and outlines the road to... Read article 3 March 2023BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2023 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Evidence of downturn builds, but unlikely to save mortgage holders from further pain Can we get inflation under control without driving the economy into recession? That’s the big challenge for Australian policy-makers for 2023. After eight consecutive interest rate rises... Read article 17 February 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan Despite little change, December figures may mark a turning point Nationally, there was minimal movement in the main labour force aggregates in December. Total employment fell marginally, by 14,600 jobs or one tenth of a per cent, the participation rate... Read article 23 January 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Remote housing for Indigenous children in the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia: A case study Michael Dockery, Erica Sykes Poor-quality and overcrowded housing in remote communities in Australia is widely seen to negatively impact Indigenous children’s health and development. Despite widespread reports of, in some instances, quite appalling housing conditions, recent analyses of data from the Longitudinal Study of... Read article 22 December 2022Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2022 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery, Astghik Mavisakalyan No November pain for employment, only for borrowers Estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force survey for November show no signs of the anticipated economic downturn. The national labour market managed to absorb a surprising 71,300 new... Read article 19 December 2022Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Pilbara Water Resources Situational Analysis Mike Mouritz, Owen Hightower, Helen Cabalu, Brett Harris, Cynthia Joll, Stephen van Leeuwen, Robyn Heckenberg, Michael Dockery, Andrew Dowding Water is a critical resource in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, a vast and diverse landscape that has been home to more than 31 Aboriginal language groups for at least 50,000 years. It is also home to globally significant... Read article 16 December 2022Research Reports Read More