BCEC Newsletter Autumn 2019 Edition

PublishedMay 2019
PublisherBankwest Curtin Economics Centre
Number of Pages16
Edition8

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 edition of the BCEC tri-annual newsletter!

The issue of gender pay equity is an ongoing focus for the Centre, and one of the highlights of our research and engagement program for the first half of year was the launch of the fourth report in the BCEC|WGEA Gender Equity Insights series in March.

We were delighted to host special guest speaker the Honourable Julie Bishop MP to the Breaking through the Glass Ceiling report launch. Ms Bishop hailed the report as an impressive contribution to the Australian evidence base on an issue of global importance, and welcomed the report’s findings as an important foundation for the discussion of gender equity and equality in Australia, and the steps we need to take to make progress.

We also delivered a Future of Work Workshop in partnership with the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University in April. Collaborative workshops such as these provide a valuable forum for industry stakeholders, policy makers and researchers to exchange ideas and insights on critical economic and social policy issues. The Centre will continue to support events that bring together our key stakeholder groups, and I’m always keen to hear of any ideas you might have for topics of potential interest.

Finally, I’m proud to report that BCEC Principal Research Fellow Associate Professor Astghik Mavisakalyan and BCEC Research Associate Dr Yashar Tarverdi were joint recipients of the Curtin University Faculty of Business and Law Researcher of the Year Award for 2018. Many congratulations to Astghik and Yashar on this great recognition of their research accomplishments.

Research excellence goes to the heart of the Centre’s mission and reputation, and these prestigious awards are a further demonstration of this tradition.

We hope you enjoy reading about the Centre’s recent activities, research and achievements, and thank you for your continued support of BCEC in 2019.