Economists at Large


S2M: the economics of Australia’s small-to-medium visual arts sector

Based on a survey conducted in 2016, the data in this study reveals that the small-to-medium (S2M) visual arts sector employs over 2,000 people, puts $100 million into the economy and produces 26,000 new art works each year - with a budget worth just 0.03%...

Undermined or overburdened? Victoria's brown coal: an economic perspective

The Victorian Government has announced its intentions to undertake an allocation of brown coal from the Latrobe Valley in 2012-13. The Valley’s coal is abundant and cheap to mine, with probable reserves of 65 billion tonnes. Currently 13 billion tonnes of ‘economic’ coal in the...