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The Productivity Commission has been asked to undertake an inquiry into the role of mental health in supporting social and economic participation, and enhancing productivity and economic growth. This issues paper outlines a range of issues on which the commission is seeking information and feedback....
China's outbound investment exceeded inbound investment for the first time in 2015. In years leading up this transition, a maturing demographic transition alongside slowing internal migration and diminishing returns to physical capital investment, all had a role in China's diminished competitiveness in low‐wage manufactured exports...
This paper argues that to increase potential growth, Russia needs comprehensive economic and institutional reforms that, in turn, will be conditioned by political reforms and by improved economic and political relationships with the United States, the European Union and Russia’s neighbours.
Socialism brings poverty and oppression. The ignorance of so many as to why only a market economy is capable of bringing prosperity and political freedom is a major problem. Too many believe a socialist utopia can be achieved if only the right people took the...
This report is a ‘snapshot’ of a study commissioned by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, and undertaken by Coffey International Development. The aim is to provide a point-in-time understanding as to how research findings are communicated and taken up in policy and practice,...
This briefing outlines three challenges facing the UK: regional inequality, centralisation of power and a lack of community voice. The new Shared Prosperity Fund, which will replace EU structural funding, could address these issues if it is designed appropriately.
We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure to estimate city and activity complexity. Our approach extends discrete measures used in previous studies by recognising the extent of activities' local over-representation...
This report provides background to and understanding of Prime Minister Scott Morrison's recent Townsville speech “Australia and the Pacific: a new chapter” , as well as an initial assessment of this announcement's implications.
The Northern Territory wants to expand its role in the international space industry and further diversify its economy. This strategy aims to grow the Territory’s space industry capabilities, connect Territory industry with the Australian and global space economy, and support the Territory economy to become...