Publications

Bachelor degree participation in vocational institutions: examining the determinants of participation Paul Koshy, Michael Dockery Recent studies in Australia have found that bachelor’s degree participation in vocational institutions in Australia tends to skew towards students from high and middle socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. This outcome runs counter to overall vocational participation which is dominated by... Read article 24 May 2021Journal Articles Read More
Preferences for government assistance to forced migrants: do perceptions of disadvantage matter? Astghik Mavisakalyan Developing regions have received a significant share of refugees over the past decade yet knowledge on willingness to extend government support to these groups in host countries is limited. This paper explores how perceived disadvantage of refugees and internally displaced... Read article 19 May 2021Journal Articles 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. Using individual-level data from 28 post-communist countries, we demonstrate that bribing for public services worsens self-assessed health. We account for endogeneity of bribery and show that bribing... Read article 13 May 2021Journal Articles Read More
Heaven can wait: future tense and religiosity Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi, Clas Weber This paper identifies a new source of differences in religiosity: the type of future tense marking in language. We argue that the rewards and punishments that incentivise religious behaviour are more effective for speakers of languages without inflectional future tense.... Read article 6 May 2021Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Policy Brief 2021: Extending the Low and Middle Income Tax Offset Beyond 2020-21 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan The Federal Budget 2020-21 introduced a set of amendments to the Personal Income Tax Plan announced in the previous 2019-20 budget, with the intention to stimulate the economy and reduce the burden of taxation felt by individuals. Specifically, the additional... Read article 5 May 2021Policy Briefs Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2021 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan Australia reaches full employment recovery… It’s taken a year, but we can now safely say that there are more people employed today in Australia than 12 months ago and that Australia was the first advanced economy to achieve this. In... Read article 22 April 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Presentation: Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan View the presentation given by John Curtin Distinguished Professor Alan Duncan and Associate Professor Rebecca Cassells, of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, at the report launch on Friday 26 March, 2021. For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with... Read article 29 March 2021Presentations Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2021: Making it a Priority Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan For seven years, non-public sector organisations in Australia with more than 100 employees reported annually to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on gender equality policies and practices in their organisations. This world-leading data base has advanced our understanding of... Read article 26 March 2021Gender Equity Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2021 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. A national jobs surge… The release of estimates from the... Read article 19 March 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – March 2021 Steven Bond-Smith, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. Key findings from this edition include: Is the WA economy in good shape? Western Australia is in better economic shape than any other state as... Read article 9 March 2021Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Joanna Holcombe, Caroline Stewart 2020 was a year like no other for many of us. Along with the rest of the world, the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre needed to adapt to the realities of a global pandemic. The pandemic also brought a pressing need... Read article 2 March 2021Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2021 Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery The BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update provides expert insights and analysis around the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force data release, focusing on employment patterns across state and territories. Full-time work grows, part-time work falls, but hours worked plummet?... Read article 26 February 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More