Economics

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Economic management
Economic policy
Economy
Macroeconomics
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Tourism satellite account 2021

This report provides a picture of the role tourism plays in New Zealand, with information on the changing levels and impact of tourism activity.
Report

Growing ocean people

This report discusses the mismatch between labour supply and demand in the New Zealand seafood sector and provides recommendations for resolving the problem.
Working paper

Superannuation tax concessions are overestimated

The main focus of this paper is to carefully analyse the estimates of tax concessions made by the Australian Treasury and TTPI.
Working paper

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on debt? Turning a wave into a tsunami

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on debt, puts recent debt developments and prospects in historical context, and analyses new policy challenges associated with debt resolution.
Policy report

Mortgaging our future

This report examines the effects of ‘super-for-housing’ policies on house prices, finding the proposal would significantly increase house prices in all major capital city markets in Australia, but do so without changing the composition of first home buyers.
Report

Public transport pricing: research paper

This report finds that public transport costs were outpacing fare revenue for most jurisdictions in Australia, even before the funding crisis precipitated by the COVID‑19 pandemic. It warns against setting free or lower fares to increase patronage.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Jim Chalmers says the two highest-taxing governments of the past 30 years have been Coalition governments.

Labor Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers says it is the Coalition whose record on taxes falls short, claiming that the two highest taxing governments of the last thirty years were both Liberal-National governments. Verdict: Dr Chalmer’s claim is a fair call.
Working paper

The lifetime fiscal impact of the Australian permanent migration program

The Fiscal Impact of New Australians model (FIONA) has been developed by the Treasury to estimate the fiscal impact of permanent migrants over their remaining lifetimes in Australia. This paper presents the methodological approach used in FIONA, along with the main modelling results.
Report

From laggard to leader: making South Australia the secure jobs state

South Australia has the second highest rate of job insecurity and the lowest pay in Australia. This report details the challenge, and outlines actionable steps for South Australian government to reverse the trend.
Report

Resources, energy and modern slavery: practical responses for managing risk to people

This publication is a guide to help the resources and energy sectors respond effectively to the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth). The Act requires certain large companies to report annually on their efforts to address risks of modern slavery in their global operations and supply...
Guide

Disability action plan guide

Inclusion goes beyond physical accessibility and considers the attitudes, behaviours and systems in our workplaces and communities which may be discriminatory. It challenges us to listen and reflect on how we can improve. This guide has been developed to assist organisations to develop and implement...
Report

Casualties of fashion: how garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia are wearing the cost of COVID-19

The research in this report reveals that garment workers in Bangladesh and Cambodia – two prominent garment producing countries for the Australian market – are not earning enough to cover basic living costs for their families during COVID-19.
Report

Doing business together: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ inclusion in the Australian co-operative and mutual sector

Framing the challenge of inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities within the co-operative and mutual enterprises (CME) sector in Australia, this report concludes that the sector has a huge opportunity to engage in transmission of the CME business model for the social and...
Report

AMA Private health insurance report card 2021

The AMA’s 2021 Private Health Insurance Report Card highlights the trends that exist for private health insurance and the impacts and problems these trends continue to cause.
Report

AMA Private health insurance report card 2020

The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2019 provides consumers with clear, simple information about how health insurance really works. However, it again highlights an insurance system under pressure.
Book

Atlas of enslavement: facts and figures about forced labour and exploitation

This book aims to raise awareness of modern forms of slavery and show that the persistence of this inhumane practice is a global problem.
Discussion paper

Smells like animal spirits: the effect of corporate sentiment on investment

Company-level investment is very sensitive to changes in the new sentiment indicator, even controlling for fundamentals, such as current and expected profits, as well as measures of company-level uncertainty. This paper explores the mechanisms that link investment to sentiment.
Briefing paper

Impact of the pandemic on the 2020 financial health of 37 Australian universities

This paper provides a snapshot benchmark as to the financial health of Australian universities at the end of 2020. This will enable greater insight to be gained into the on-going effectiveness of university strategies to deal with the impact of the pandemic when future annual...
Report

Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre: final report

The committee's final report makes 12 recommendations in relation to the regulation of digital assets in Australia, 'de-banking' practices affecting Australian FinTechs and other businesses, and several other issues relating to Australia's position as a technology and financial centre, to drive opportunities for innovative businesses...
Report

Quit nukes: the case for Australian superannuation funds to be nuclear weapons free

In January 2021, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) entered into force, finally making nuclear weapons illegal under international law. This report examines the policies of the largest Australian superannuation funds, highlighting their investments in companies involved in nuclear weapons development...