Publications

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
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
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
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – September 2021 Restrictions come and restrictions go With NSW, Victoria and the ACT all in lockdown during the 29 August to 11 September reference period for the most recent labour force survey, COVID-19 continues to stifle the national labour market. The September... Read article 20 October 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Agricultural production diversity and child nutritional outcomes in rural Myanmar Lili Loan Vu, Anu Rammohan This paper empirically investigates the links between agricultural diversity and child nutritional status in rural Myanmar. The data for this analysis come from a two-round survey of households conducted in six rural townships in Myanmar between February 2016 and November... Read article 17 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – September 2021 Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This Western Australia Quarterly Economic Commentary analyses the most recent data on economic and social indicators for WA. WA’s economic performance continues to impress WA’s AFL teams did not manage to make finals this year, but WA’s ability to host the 2021... Read article 12 October 2021Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Gender health gaps: The role of risky addictive behaviors Abebe Hailemariam, Siew Ling Yew, Samuelson Appau Despite significant improvements in health and longevity, the gender gap in health persists. Using longitudinal data from 15 waves of the HILDA survey for the period from 2005 to 2019, this paper examines the impacts of risky addictive behaviors given... Read article 8 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
Time-varying geopolitical risk and oil prices Kris Ivanovski, Abebe Hailemariam This paper examines the time-varying effect of oil price on geopolitical risk. Using monthly panel data of 16 countries for the period 1997:M01 – 2020:M02 and employing a varying-coefficient nonparametric panel data model, we find that oil price and its volatility have... Read article 4 October 2021Journal Articles Read More
Exposure to conflicts and the continuum of maternal healthcare Anu Rammohan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Lili Loan Vu, Srinivas Goli Violent conflicts are observed in many parts of the world and have profound impacts on the lives of exposed individuals. The limited evidence available from specific country or region contexts suggest that conflict exposure may reduce health service utilization and... Read article 28 September 2021Journal Articles Read More
Creativity at the Crossroads? The creative industries in Western Australia Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Silvia Salazar, Richard Seymour, Abebe Hailemariam This report, the sixth in the Focus on Industry series provides an in-depth look at the Arts and Cultural sectors within the Western Australian economy. With the boundaries of the sector defying definition by standard statistical collections, this report takes a... Read article 24 September 2021BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2021 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan Lockdowns hammer the east coast labour market That employment fell in the August 2021 labour force figures for Australia came as no surprise – it was always just a question of ‘by how much’. The answer ended up being a... Read article 21 September 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Secondary students’ access to careers information: the role of socio-economic background Michael Dockery, Sherry Bawa, Jane Coffey This paper focusses on how careers advice provided to Australian secondary school students varies according to students’ socio-economic background. National data for students in Years 11 and 12 from five cohorts of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth initiated between... Read article 25 August 2021Journal Articles Read More