Economic policy

Working paper

A Report to The European Commission, Directorate General JRC, JRC Seville
31 Dec 2018

The ‘Smart specialization’ (SS) project of the European Union is both an innovative project and an ongoing experiment on industrial and innovation policy, probably the biggest such experiment globally. This approach makes it possible to rediscover mechanisms that have been extremely successful creating wealth in...

Report

21 Dec 2018

Although some national security policy makers in the U.S are pressing for an economic ‘decoupling’ of the U.S and China, the data in this report suggest separation on any significant scale would be as damaging to Amrica as to China, and perhaps much more so....

Report

17 Dec 2018

As well as updating the economic and fiscal outlook, the MYEFO updates the budgetary position. In particular, the MYEFO takes account of all decisions made since the release of the budget which affect expenses and revenue and hence revises the budget aggregates. An appendix to...

Report

The superannuation sky is not falling
4 Dec 2018

New Zealand is not alone in facing an ageing population and the associated future fiscal pressures. This report argues that the policy conversation is much more complex in New Zealand than as portrayed in the media.

Report

20 Nov 2018

This paper argues that there has been some progress in introducing economic reforms, but the effect has been stifled by the implementation of protectionist measures. More reforms will be needed if Indonesia is to boost economic growth and attract much-needed investment, especially in infrastructure.

Report

15 Nov 2018

This research modelled five alternative pathways to funding social housing and found the ‘capital grant’ model, supplemented by efficient financing, provides the most cost effective model for Australia. The research also established the current and future unmet need for social housing in different parts of...

Report

14 Nov 2018

This report puts the openness and international connectedness of the Australian economy into historical and comparative perspective. Understanding these trends is important for public perceptions of globalisation and how these perceptions inform public policy.

Report

13 Nov 2018

This report establishes quantitative and qualitative information on what Pacific New Zealanders’ contributions are to the economy, from a living standards perspective. This is a critical component in our understanding of the range of capital stocks and assets that Pacific New Zealanders possess and use...

Report

8 Nov 2018

This publication offers fresh perspectives on the key issues affecting Australia and it's neighbourhood. The objective in publishing this collection is to share research insights and encourage informed community debate on Australia's engagement in the Asia Pacific.

Discussion paper

2 Nov 2018

In this Centre of Gravity paper, three of Australia’s leading strategists and defence practitioners from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, Honorary Professor Richard Brabin-Smith, and Honorary Professor Brendan Sargeant, make the case for bold, new strategic thinking and imagination in...

Report

28 Oct 2018

State and territory governments can do more to improve the lives of Australians. The State Orange Book 2018 shows that outcomes vary between states across a broad range of areas. In many cases, states are different because their governments adopted better policies.

Other text

QPC Productivity Lecture
19 Oct 2018

Professor Banks’ lecture discusses a wide range of productivity challenges in Australia, as well as the potential role of productivity commissions in helping to address them.

Report

26 Sep 2018

This report and briefing note examine the macroeconomic outlook for Asian and Pacific economies and its main drivers, with a focus on the prospects of the region’s MICs. The report then offers recommendations for donors and development partners to adapt and tailor their instruments, modalities...

Report

A report on the potential of local government collaboration towards a renewable and more resilient energy system for Melbourne
21 Sep 2018

Urban stakeholders have a key role as end-users in the transition to a renewable and more resilient energy system. The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project (MREP) is an innovative procurement model through which urban stakeholders across sectors are procuring renewable electricity in collaboration. Expansion of group...

Policy

17 Sep 2018

As Australia’s seventh largest city and global gateway for northern NSW, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism.

This first-ever Metropolitan Plan for Greater Newcastle, and first for a non-capital city in Australia, aims to capitalise...

Report

A project for the Council of Capital City Lord Mayors
14 Sep 2018

The Council of Capital City Lord Mayors (CCCLM) has developed a globally unique statistical tool which captures the scale, diversity and direction of the development of local, state and federal Night Time Economy (NTE) activity in Australia. Consistency of local comparative performance measurement has been...

Report

The final report of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
5 Sep 2018

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...

Policy report

5 Sep 2018

Charlotte is the first city in the United States to make a commitment to adopting the circular economy as a public sector strategy. In its circular future, all of the material resources that now end up in landfills will be the basis for Charlotte’s next...

Report

21 Aug 2018

Existing research has largely focused on the effects of economic policy uncertainty and partisan political conflict on economic activity, employment and investment. This report extends this work to examine the effect of this uncertainty on cross-border trade and investment, with a particular focus on Australia...

Book

New paternalism to new imaginings
26 Jul 2018

The impact of neoliberal governance on Indigenous peoples in liberal settler states may be both enabling and constraining. This book is distinctive in drawing comparisons between three such states—Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

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