Business & Economics

17 September 2014

The focus on the potential damage to Australian thermal coal exports from the Chinese bans will be insignificant when compared to the decline in prices and demand for Australia's commodity exports over coming years.

17 September 2014

This paper suggests a modification to the Pension Loan Scheme intended to help boost the retirement incomes of a large number of current retirees.

12 September 2014

Informal workers – mostly women – are among the most disadvantaged and exploited in developing countries. What can be learned from India?

12 September 2014

In the year to August 2014, food prices increased 0.7 percent according to this report, following a 0.1 percent decrease in the year to July 2014.

11 September 2014

This paper argues that the need for comprehensive and considered tax reform is now urgent and profound in order to keep the economy growing, and to fund a strong social safety net.

11 September 2014

Based on the 2014 SVA Oration, Michael Traill explores innovative ways to build an efficient capital market for social purpose – one smart and sustainable enough to solve today’s entrenched social problems. 

10 September 2014

An increase in the supply of affordable public and social housing dwellings in, or close to, areas with higher levels of employment is necessary to help householders transfer from low employment areas.

10 September 2014

This recording is of a Per Capita event and book lauch with Wayne Swan and George Megalogenis at the State Library of Victoria on 21 August 2014. 

9 September 2014

Provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.

9 September 2014

Includes the latest data on New Zealand’s economic growth, unemployment, inflation, merchandise trade and balance of payments figures, along with certain financial data (such as the Reserve Bank’s official cash rate).