Economics

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Economic management
Economic policy
Economy
Macroeconomics
NARROWER TERMS


Report

Domestic arts tourism: connecting the country

Domestic arts tourism supports local jobs and economies, while enriching and connecting Australians through creative experiences This report draws on Tourism Research Australia data and other resources to provide insights into the behaviour of people travelling within Australia.
Report

A decade of wages lost

This report sheds light on the scale and impact of the Australia's nominal wage increases and their recent decline.
Discussion paper

Party platforms on corporate democracy and governance

Corporations play a major role in Australian democracy. They lobby governments for favourable policy outcomes. They make substantial donations to political parties and sometimes run overtly political advertising campaigns. This paper reviews the federal policies of political parties to identify which policies – if any...
Report

Fuelling budget repair: how to reform fuel taxes for business

The $8 billion a year in fuel tax credits given to businesses should be cut in half, to help repair the budget and reduce carbon emissions, according to this Grattan Institute report.
Report

Introducing the dirty dozen: Australia's filthiest fossil fuel polluters

This report finds that between 2016 and 2021, just 12 fossil fuel corporations in Australia emitted carbon pollution equivalent to more than 50% of total Pacific Islands emissions over the same period.
Report

Australian jobs 2022

This publication provides an overview of trends in the Australian labour market to support job seekers, employment service providers, career practitioners, those considering future training and people interested in labour market issues.
Strategy

Growing together 2035: Aotearoa horticulture action plan – strategy

This strategy document sets out the pathway to achieve the New Zealand government's goal of growing the value of New Zealand’s horticultural production to $12 billion by 2035.
Report

How to build a Net Zero society

Other authors
Kristina Londakova, Izzy Brennan, Andrew Schein, Jake Reynolds, Ed Whincup, Edwin Chan, Marcos Pelenur, David Halpern
Tackling climate change is not only a moral and legal obligation in the UK, but is also the growth opportunity of the 21st century, and is backed by huge public support. This report builds on several years’ research and dozens of case studies across the...
Working paper

How do mass lay-offs affect regional economies?

Mass lay-offs from firms and plant restructuring occur regularly, and can have potentially large consequences on places and communities. This paper estimates the impact of mass lay-offs between 2008-18 across small regions in Europe on regional employment and productivity.
Working paper

Work and meaning in the age of AI

It is often said that work is not only a source of income, but also of meaning. In this paper, the author explores the theoretical and empirical literature that addresses the relationship between work and meaning. The author explores the challenge that the age of...
Report

How to talk to policymakers about research

This report examines how policy-makers currently engage with cutting-edge research, and considers ways to improve the relationship between those who push at the boundaries of knowledge and those who govern the country.
Report

Creating jobs, creating opportunity: tackling long-term unemployment in Australia

This publication lays out a plan to support people who have been out of work long-term.
Report

Safeguarding fossil fuels

This study demonstrates how the proposed design of the Australian government’s Safeguard Mechanism (SGM) includes loopholes that will enable and effectively subsidise highly polluting new fossil fuel projects, placing Australia’s emission reduction targets at risk, while transferring billions of dollars of additional costs to other...
Report

Survival of the richest: how we must tax the super-rich now to fight inequality

Other authors
Dana Abed, Carlos Brown, Anthony Kamande, Max Lawson, Susana Ruiz
This report focuses on how taxing the rich is vital to addressing skyrocketing inequality. It shows how taxing the rich could set the world clearly on the path to a more equal, sustainable world that is free of poverty.
Case study

Mitigating global fragmentation in digital trade governance: a case study

Digital trade is growing rapidly, and regulators are trying to keep up. This paper looks at how five leading digital economies are using regional trade agreements to address regulatory concerns at the same time as enhancing trade.
Report

Independent review of Australian Carbon Credit Units: final report

The purpose of this review was to ensure Australian Carbon Credit Units and the carbon crediting framework and regulatory standards maintain a strong and credible reputation supported by participants, purchasers and the broader community.
Report

Predicting risk to inform housing policy and practice

This study explores how critical life events can be used to predict short-term, medium-term and long-term periods of housing stress for individuals and households, which might, in turn, lead to further housing and related forms of disadvantage and support needs.
Working paper

On the way out: government revenues from fossil fuels in Australia

This paper reviews the implications of the ongoing energy transition for government revenues from fossil fuel extraction and use and discusses policy options in response.
Report

Social mobility progression report 2022: mind the gap

The study is the latest advancement by KPMG to deepen understanding of social inequalities in the workplace, while sharing its insights with the wider business community.
Report

Reforming electricity concessions to better meet need

Despite existing financial assistance for almost three million households, many people in Australia still cannot afford to pay for the energy they need. This report looks at what is required to deliver effective energy concessions, summarises the research findings, and makes a series of recommendations.
Discussion paper

Planning deregulation, housing supply and affordability: what if land markets are monopolies?

The aim of this discussion paper is to clarify and communicate the current debate and scholarship on planning deregulation, particularly rezoning, as the policy solution to housing affordability.
Evaluation

Evaluation of the 2018 changes to the Australian child care system

In 2018, the Australian government introduced a new funding model for the support of child care provision in Australia. Overall, this evaluation finds that the package did not address the wider set of key policy questions about the role of early childhood education and care.
Report

Communication counts: helping small business supervisors support ill and injured workers to return to the workplace

For this project, BETA collaborated with Safe Work Australia to adapt existing return to work materials for use by supervisors in Small and Medium Enterprises and undertook a literature review, stakeholder consultation, and data analysis.
Discussion paper

The consequences of low interest rates for the Australian banking sector

There is a vast international literature exploring the consequences of low interest rates for various banking sectors. In this paper, the author explores how this international literature relates to the Australian banking sector, which operates differently to other jurisdictions.
Discussion paper

Australia's future migration system

In response to the discussion paper for the federal government’s migration policy review released in November 2022, this paper outlines future trends that Australia’s migration system will confront, the principles that should guide the future system, and policy recommendations in line with these principles.