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Western Australia – China trade briefing note: Benefits to Western Households Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council, this briefing note establishes a firm evidence base on the economic impact of trade with China on Western Australian households. This briefing note provides and overview of the relationship between China and WA.... Read article 19 July 2024Research Reports Read More
Presentation: Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan View the presentation by lead authors Dr Adam Crowe, Research Fellow, Curtin AHURI Research Centre, and Professo Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, from the launch of the report Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry, on... Read article 18 July 2024Presentations Read More
Building the Dream: The future of Western Australia’s construction industry Adam Crowe, Alan Duncan, Steven Rowley Watch the full report launch online here, and access the presentation slides here. Building the Dream, the ninth report in the BCEC Focus on Industry series, reveals that at current rates of dwelling completion, Western Australia will fall well short... Read article 10 July 2024Focus on Industry Read More
Australia’s trade and economic relationship with China: Benefits to Australian households Alex Buckland, Alan Duncan, Mohammad Farhad, Abebe Hailemariam, Daniel Kiely, Valentina Sanchez Arenas, Panagiotis Sotirakopoulos Commissioned by the Australia China Business Council, this report establishes a firm evidence base on the economic impact of trade with China on Australian households. The report’s findings demonstrate that Australia-China trade offers measurable benefits to the average Australian household... Read article 17 June 2024Research Reports Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – April 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan Unemployment rate edges over 4 per cent despite solid employment growth, albeit only in part-time jobs. Vacancies and wages moderate, consistent with a gradual softening in the labour market. A rapid fall in the rate of employment growth and/or in... Read article 20 May 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre Annual Report 2023 Alan Duncan, Caroline Stewart 2023 was another busy year for the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC). BCEC’s publications were widely read with almost 7,000 downloads. Media mentioning BCEC was widely consumed, reaching nearly 20 million people across television, print, radio and online. Thematically, housing... Read article 1 May 2024Annual Report Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – March 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Labour market remains strong, with few signs yet of the softening in labour demand anticipated as a result of higher interest rates. — — Resilience underscored as headline unemployment rate remains below 4 per cent, along with growth in... Read article 22 April 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – February 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Employment jumps by 116,500 workers in February, or 0.8 per cent in a single month. — — Headline unemployment rate tumbles back to 3.7 per cent, down from 4.1 per cent in January. — — Robust labour market erodes... Read article 27 March 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – January 2024 Michael Dockery, Alan Duncan — Unemployment rate inches over 4 per cent for first time in two years. — — Other major labour market aggregates largely unchanged. — — Fall in vacancies gaining momentum in eastern seaboard. — Is the Australian labour market holding... Read article 19 February 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – December 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery — Volatile employment figures show 65,100 jobs shed in December. — — Other indicators suggest this overstates the rate at which the labour market is weakening. — — Expect interest rates to stay on hold when the Reserve Bank Board... Read article 23 January 2024Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – November 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Surprise pre-Christmas jump in full-time employment: up by 0.6% in November – – Participation rate leaps to 67.2 per cent, 0.2ppt – – MYEFO projections banking on deteriorating jobs growth in coming quarters – Jobs figures strong, but estimates... Read article 18 December 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More
BCEC Monthly Labour Market Update – October 2023 Alan Duncan, Michael Dockery – Inflation and interest rates to stay high for longer – – Labour market stubbornly resilient, as jobs grow by 55,000 nationally – – Real wages to keep falling in coming quarters – Jobs data in line with revised expectations... Read article 20 November 2023Monthly Labour Market Update Read More