Reserve Bank of Australia

Owning Institution

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Discussion paper

19 Jul 2018

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It turns out that price index functions share a basic interpretation; practically all of them measure a change in some average of quality-adjusted prices. The different options are distinguished by their choice of average, their definition of quality, and their stance...

Discussion paper

15 May 2018

Australia has a detailed system of ‘awards’ that specify different minimum wages depending on the industry, location and skill of an employee. Using job-level data from a survey of firms, this paper examines the effect of award wage changes on wages, hours worked and the...

Discussion paper

9 May 2018

This paper examines the distribution of borrowing rates paid by companies, and the relationship between corporate borrowing rates and fixed capital investment, using a unique hand-collected dataset.

Discussion paper

8 Mar 2018

Some government policies restrict the supply of housing. Examples include minimum lot sizes, maximum building heights and planning approval processes. Although these restrictions may confer benefits, they also raise the price of housing. This paper attempts to quantify the effect of zoning on housing prices...

Discussion paper

6 Sep 2017

This paper investigates how things have changed since the global financial crisis for those stepping onto the property ladder in Australia.

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