United States Studies Centre (USyd)

Article

Nursing homes at the centre of the coronavirus pandemic

Lesley Russell looks at the dire impact of the coronavirus pandemic on nursing homes, how this might have been avoided, and what needs to be done in the future.
Briefing paper

The unequal burden of the COVID-19 labour market collapse

The COVID-19 crisis is having unequal impacts on the labour force with low-paid workers suffering the most.

Fear, loathing and COVID-19: America and Australia compared

While most Australians believe government lockdown measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic “are about right”, this public opinion research from the United States Studies Centre finds Americans are deeply divided.
Report

US - China economic distancing in the era of great power rivalry and COVID-19

This report argues that lowering reliance on China as the central hub for the manufacture of parts and assembly of products for many traditional and current generation merchandise products will be difficult or impossible to shift.
Report

Entrepreneurship in Australia and the United States

Growing new ventures to a global scale is vitally important for the development of Australia’s entrepreneurial ecosystems. Australia has a very high proportion of small businesses, but both entrepreneurial activity and attitudes lag the United States.