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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

Modelling agricultural land use allocation in regional Australia

An analysis of the drivers of agricultural land use is important for policy makers as the issues of climate change and food security become increasingly prominent in the political landscape. This paper analyses the role of prices, total land holdings and climate on land use...
Journal article

Living with supermarket power

The level of concentrated market power in the Australian grocery retail industry is unprecedented: Coles and Woolworths now collectively control 74% of market share.This shift in market power is neither temporary nor cyclical, but has in fact created a fundamental structural change that is expected...
Journal article

Impacts of regional development strategies on growth and equity of Korea: A multiregional CGE model

This paper is concerned with the assessment of major regional development strategies such as the three Coastal area development strategies (East Coast Development, South Coast Development, and West Coast Development) and the Seoul- Pusan development corridor strategy in terms of efficiency and equity. Multiregional Computable...
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...
Journal article

Expecting a boomtown? Exploring potential housing - related impacts of large scale resource developments in Darwin

Darwin is a city in the Northern Territory of Australia expecting a 'boomtown' scenario due to significant natural resource developments in the Greater Darwin area. The experience of 'booming' has a range of impacts upon communities. Housing is a key area of impact, particularly for...
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...