Publications

Do employers reward physical attractiveness in transition countries Astghik Mavisakalyan This paper studies the labour market returns to physical attractiveness using data from three transition countries of the Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. I estimate a large positive effect of attractive looks on males probability of employment. Results from the... Read article 20 October 2017Journal Articles Read More
Perth’s Infill Housing Future Perth’s Infill Housing Future is the first edited book in Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s rich collection of publications, targeted at informing issues of economic and social policy importance within Western Australia. This book brings together a wealth of data, analysis and commentary... Read article 20 October 2017Books and Book Chapters Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – August 2017 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the fifth edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary explores the latest Labour Force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour market indicators.... Read article 13 October 2017Monthly Labour Market Updates  |  Economic Commentary Read More
The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry Christof Pforr, Michael Volgger, Kylie Coulson This BCEC Feature report looks at the rapid growth of the sharing economy, including Airbnb, in recent years and how it has challenged traditional economies in many countries around the globe. With more than 1.5 million listings in more than 190... Read article 6 October 2017Feature Read More
Scenarios for Western Australia’s International Education Sector Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Kenneth Leong, Richard Seymour International education is a key sector for the Australian and Western Australian economies. It is now the country’s principal services export and our third largest export industry overall. It has been identified in many government and other studies as an... Read article 2 October 2017Research Reports Read More
Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Housing Supply Rachel Ong ViforJ, Christopher Phelps, Steven Rowley, Gavin Wood This paper provides an analysis of spatial and temporal patterns in housing supply in Australia over the period 2005–06 to 2015–16. It shows that by international standards, per capita housing supply is very strong in Australia. However, housing supply is... Read article 28 September 2017Journal Articles Read More
Equity in higher education and graduate labour market outcomes in Australia Ian W. Li, Stephane Mahutaeu, Michael Dockery, P.N. (Raja) Junankar The rate of higher education participation in Australia has increased over the past decade for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This study contributes to the knowledge on the outcomes of disadvantaged individuals who complete higher education by looking at the labour... Read article 18 September 2017Journal Articles Read More
After the Siren Michael Dockery, Sean Gorman This BCEC Feature report aims to build on the narrative of Indigenous peoples’ participation in football at a grass-roots level, and the associated individual and community level outcomes. It is based on analyses of data from the 2014-2015 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander... Read article 14 September 2017Feature Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – July 2017 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Yashar Tarverdi Welcome to the fourth edition of the BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update. Produced monthly, this economic commentary will explore the latest Labour Force data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), providing expert insights and analysis around key labour market... Read article 11 September 2017Monthly Labour Market Updates  |  Economic Commentary Read More
Housing Futures in Australia: An Intergenerational Perspective Rachel Ong ViforJ This presentation was delivered by Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ at the launch of CEDA’s Housing Australia research report, on 29 August 2017 in Perth. As a contributing author for the report, Rachel’s presentation centered on her chapter titled Intergenerational Consequences. 29 August 2017Presentations Read More
Housing Futures in Australia: An Intergenerational Perspective Rachel Ong ViforJ, Judith Yates, Nigel Stapledon, Chris Leishman, Emma Baker, David Morrison, Gavin Tonnet This chapter looks at the widening intergenerational housing wealth gap between the young and old. It discusses how the timing of historical policy reforms, alongside changing labour market and housing conditions, have given rise to fewer opportunities to accumulate housing... Read article 28 August 2017Research Reports Read More
Power to the People Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Yashar Tarverdi Power to the People: WA’s Energy Future asks if WA is positioned to take advantage of technological advances that are yet to be incorporated into energy markets. This second report in our Focus on Industry series examines the state of... Read article 25 August 2017Focus on Industry Read More