Centre for International Economics


Decision regulation impact statement – energy efficiency of commercial buildings

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has been requested to consider potential stringency changes to the energy efficiency provisions in relation to commercial buildings in the 2019 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). More specifically, the ABCB was tasked to develop updates to the...

Australian trade and investment liberalisation: analysis of the economic and distributional impacts on Victoria

This report estimates how the trade and investment liberalisation undertaken by Australia over the 1986–2016 period has impacted the Victorian economy, as well as how the incidence of these reforms varies across different Victorian households.

The economic burden of asbestos-related disease

This report, commissioned by the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency, measures the medical and economic opportunity costs associated with asbestos-related disease. The report looks at the direct health care costs, as well as the cost of productivity and other losses resulting from time out of...

Saving for one’s care

A preliminary model for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) in Australia has been developed to foster savings for health care across all income groups in a way that is particularly attractive to those not accessing or benefitting from general treatment cover.

The importance of advanced physical, mathematical and biological sciences to the Australian economy

This report aims to aid policy making and public discussion based on rigorous estimates of the current contribution of the core sciences. The Office of the Australian Chief Scientist commissioned the Australian Academy of Science to develop two complementary reports on the importance of recent...