Publications

Back in Business? WA Small Businesses and the Impact of COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. The latest lockdown is a set-back for WA’s... Read article 5 February 2021COVID-19 Insights  |  Focus on WA Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2020 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. Employment recovery continues: but will full-time work catch up?... Read article 29 January 2021Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Within-city dwelling price growth and convergence: trends from Australia’s large cities Christopher Phelps, Mark Harris, Rachel Ong ViforJ, Steven Rowley, Gavin Wood Within Australia’s larger cities, we observe differences in price dynamics across different sub-periods over the period 2001–2016. A combination of housing market cycles, policy reforms and different new supply configurations offers potential explanations. Neighbourhood dwelling prices within all cities and... Read article 29 December 2020Journal Articles Read More
Agriculture in WA – Update Note Steven Bond-Smith, Daniel Kiely, Silvia Salazar This research note provides an update on current trends in the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in Western Australia. The economic and employment contribution that the sector makes to the Western Australian economy are discussed, along with the latest trends... Read article 1 December 2020Briefing Notes Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – November 2020 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, 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: Careful navigation required, as optimism emerges in the New Year horizon Through a combination of geographic isolation, good management... Read article 27 November 2020Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2020 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. Labour Market Recovery full speed ahead as Victoria opens... Read article 23 November 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Changing demand for STEM skills in Australia and gender implications A method is developed for measuring the intensity with which skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are used in different occupations based on workers’ field of qualification and weighted by the wage premium associated with their level of... Read article 18 November 2020Working Papers Read More
Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy presentation This latest report in the Focus on Industry series, the fifth report in this series, identifies significant opportunities for Western Australia to reduce the negative environmental impact of industries across its regions, and provides a roadmap for WA to transition... Read article 16 November 2020Presentations Read More
Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy Steven Bond-Smith, Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Silvia Salazar, Maria Sandoval-Guzman, Richard Seymour, Chris Twomey Green Shoots: Opportunities to grow a sustainable WA economy, the fifth report in the Focus on Industry series, looks at the green economy, taking stock of the current environmental footprint and development of ‘green’ sectors as well as identifying opportunities... Read article 12 November 2020BCEC Reports  |  Focus on Industry Read More
Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: evidence from Pakistan Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant yet under-studied context: Pakistan. Using a nationally representative dataset, and employing matching and partial identification estimation... Read article 31 October 2020Journal Articles Read More
BCEC Policy Brief 2020: Low-Middle Income Tax Offset Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan Our assessment of the combined personal tax, rebate and JobSeeker reforms include combined and separate impacts of the following changes to the tax-transfer system over the 2020-21 and 2021-22 financial years relative to a base year (2019-20). These include: Bringing... Read article 29 October 2020Policy Briefs Read More
Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: Evidence from Pakistan Astghik Mavisakalyan, Anu Rammohan The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant yet under-studied context: Pakistan. Using a nationally representative dataset, and employing matching and partial identification estimation... Read article 21 October 2020Working Papers Read More