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Journal article

Overcoming information asymmetry in the construction industry based on open and closed contractor activity data

The purpose of the research is to find measures to reduce information asymmetry which significantly affects the relationship between customer and contractor, leading to higher prices for construction work and enhanced opportunism. The most effective level of interaction is ethical, as it significantly reduces information...
Working paper

Improving economic efficiency and climate mitigation outcomes through international co-ordination on carbon pricing

This paper presents the potential benefits and challenges of enhanced international co-ordination on carbon pricing and outlines the different types and levels of co-ordination that are available for national and sub-national governments. These levels include, inter alia, facilitating new pricing schemes, phasing out inefficient fossil...
Journal article

Three Essays in Rural Development

The three essays study distinct issues related to the well-being of rural households. The first essay evaluates public investments in forest-based microenterprises as part of an integrated conservation and development project in the Brazilian Amazon. I use matching with regression methods to quantify the effects...
Journal article

The Environmental and Economic Impact of the Carbon Tax in Australia

To fulfil its emission reduction target pledged in the Copenhagen accord, the Australian Government has determined to introduce a carbon tax from July 1st 2012. This paper simulates the effects on the environment and on the economy of a carbon tax of A$23 per tonne...
Report

Population distribution effects of migration in Australia

This project was commissioned by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), and has five main components.
Journal article

Global agricultural price supports: The political and economic forces that drive unsustainable agricultural protectionism policy

Agricultural tariffs and price supports are the last bastion of US and European protectionism. While all other areas of commerce have embraced change and welcomed open-market international commerce, agriculture has remained the lone holdout. The small farmers for whom these support programs were designed no...
Report

Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2013

This issue of the Australian Forest and Wood Products Statistics (AFWPS) includes updated Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) trade data for the March and June quarters of 2013, as well as 2012-13 data for housing and forestry employment. This release includes a summary of the...
Report

Agricultural Commodity Statistics 2013

Agricultural commodity statistics provides a comprehensive compilation of data on the Australian economy and the agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Agricultural commodity statistics presents current and historical data. Some historical series extend more than 40 years. To ensure the most relevant package of statistics is...
Report

Victorian economic snapshot: February 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of Victoria’s economy using key indicators. The indicators used aim to measure different aspects of the economy and specific economic trends. Data and trends are also compared to other states and territories in order to assess Victoria’s economic position...
Report

The price is right: an examination of the cost of living in Western Australia

This tenth report in BCEC’s Focus on Western Australia series examines the important issue of costs of living in WA, and how real household living costs have changed in recent years.