David Uren

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.
Briefing paper

Twice the size in a fraction of the time

This paper argues that it is likely that once the corona virus is under control, it will take time before the consumer economy is allowed to return to full strength. There could be pressure on governments in both Australia and the United States to follow...

Rare earths: is there a case for government intervention?

Rare earths — a set of 17 metal elements — have a wide range of high technology applications. This report argues that any attempt by China to impose an export embargo on rare earths or downstream products would be the catalyst for the development of...
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