Publications

Measuring governance: Why do errors matter? Yashar Tarverdi, Leandro M. Magnusson The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) are well-known proxies for institutions and are widely used in many studies across different disciplines. Each of the six WGI is constructed by aggregating several baseline indicators that reflect information about a single latent variable.... Read article 10 August 2020Journal Articles Read More
Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective Andrew John Brennan, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Yashar Tarverdi Chapter 2 Responses to Climate Change Worldwide: Individual Preferences and Policy Actions around the World This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of climate change policies and actions around the world. At the level of countries, we document the differences in... Read article 30 July 2020Books and Book Chapters Read More
Analysis of costs and savings of Proposed Reforms to Higher Education Rebecca Cassells, Steven Bond-Smith The Australian Government recently announced a Higher Education Reform Package that has the overarching objective of incentivising students to “make more job-relevant decisions about their education”. The proposed reforms includes changes to both student and Commonwealth contributions to higher education... Read article 23 July 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – June 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. A labour market in recovery The latest labour market... Read article 17 July 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Quarterly Economic Commentary – July 2020 Rebecca Cassells, 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: A stress test that requires new thinking and smart investments for long term growth Across the nation, the... Read article 10 July 2020Quarterly Economic Commentary Read More
Impact and Response of Businesses in Australia to COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan COVID-19 has significantly impacted on businesses and workers over the last three months, with most business predictions reported back in March playing out across the sectors. Businesses have had to make big changes to their workforce, both in terms of... Read article 7 July 2020COVID-19 Insights  |  COVID-19 Insights Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – May 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. Over the worst of it? The initial shock of... Read article 26 June 2020Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2020 Presentation: Delivering the Business Outcomes Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan Our 2020 Gender Equity Insights report, the fifth report in this series, shows that more women at the top proves better for business: Profitability, performance and productivity increase under female leadership Female top-tier managers add 6.6 per cent to market... Read article 23 June 2020Presentations Read More
Gender Equity Insights 2020: Delivering the Business Outcomes Rebecca Cassells, Alan Duncan Our 2020 Gender Equity Insights report, the fifth report in this series, shows that more women at the top proves better for business: Profitability, performance and productivity increase under female leadership Female top-tier managers add 6.6 per cent to market... Read article 18 June 2020Gender Equity Insights Read More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and the Superannuation System Michael Dockery, Julie Owen, Anna Dwyer, Nigar Sultana, Alan Duncan, Rebecca Cassells It is remarkable how little existing literature there is on outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in retirement and old age. This is even more remarkable given that Indigenous Australians often face different challenges and life trajectories,... Read article 9 June 2020Feature Read More
Work and Mental Health – Implications of COVID-19 Rebecca Cassells, Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan, Daniel Kiely, Astghik Mavisakalyan There is significant concern about rising mental distress as a result of the pandemic and its economic consequences; with rates of anxiety, loneliness and stress increasing. Increased stress and anxiety may have been driven primarily by isolation and health concerns... Read article 25 May 2020COVID-19 Insights Read More
Migration flows in commodity cycles: Assessing the role of migration policies Alan Duncan, Mark Harris, Astghik Mavisakalyan, Toan Nguyen This paper sheds light on the role of immigration policies in shaping immigration flows in responses to labor market changes. Using data from Australia during the 2001 to 2015 commodity cycle as a quasi-experiment, we find that employer-sponsored (demand-driven) immigration... Read article 21 May 2020Journal Articles Read More