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Sandy Suardi

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Minimum wages and employment: reconsidering the use of a time-series approach as an evaluation tool

This paper demonstrates that the introduction of minimum wage legislation in Australia in 1997 and subsequent minimum wage increases appear not to have had any significant negative employment effects for teenagers.The time-series approach used in the minimum wage literature essentially aims to estimate a treatment...
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The Australian firearms buyback and its effect on gun deaths

The 1996-97 National Firearms Agreement (NFA) in Australia introduced strict gun laws, primarily as a reaction to the mass shooting in Port Arthur, Tasmania in 1996, where 35 people were killed. Despite the fact that several researchers using the same data have examined the impact...