Economic indicators

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Working paper

Labour market consequences of a transition to a circular economy: a review paper

To date, the quantitative literature on the employment impacts of the circular economy is still scarce. This study is the first of its kind to review the available studies on this increasingly important policy issue.
Report

The initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed

This paper provides a summary of the initial impacts of COVID-19 on the self-employed based on data from the 33rd ANUpoll which collected information from 3,155 Australians over the period 14-27 April 2020. It is the first longitudinal survey data on the impact of COVID-19...
Fact sheet

COVID-19 and the demographic distribution of health and economic risks

This fact sheet documents the demographic distribution of different health and economic risks across the Australian population, paying particular attention to older groups (aged 55+).
Report

Victorian economic snapshot 2020

This publication provides a multi-perspective and historical overview of the Victorian economy. It is largely based on the most recent release of economic data published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, covering the 2018/19 financial year.
Working paper

The fiscal impact of immigration: a review of the evidence

This review brings together the existing empirical evidence on the fiscal impact of immigration. It is the first to synthesise empirical studies from both high- as well as low- and middle-income countries.

Failure to converge: the Australia—US productivity gap in long-run perspective

This report examines the long-run relationship between Australian and American productivity and living standards.
Report

What will the airline industry look like post COVID-19? Why the era of cheap flights might be over

This report argues that should border shutdowns proliferate and air travel effectively be banned until the end of 2020, the global air transport system will collapse. This is clearly the worst-case scenario. However, there are other, less severe potential endgames for the air industry, governments...
Report

Queensland productivity update 2018-2019

This update provides an overview of key productivity trends in Queensland, and places them in a national context. While Queensland has fared better than the rest of Australia in terms of productivity growth, slower growth in recent years should be of concern to policy makers.
Working paper

Can this time be different? Policy options in times of rising debt

Episodes of debt accumulation have been a recurrent feature of the global economy over the past fifty years. This paper examines the factors that are likely to determine the outcome of the most recent debt wave, and considers policy options to help reduce the likelihood...
Report

Initial assessment of the impact of a COVID-19 induced economic downturn on NSW and Australian workers

This publication collates data on immediately impacted cohorts of the labour market who are already being adversely impacted by a collapse in aggregate demand resulting from strict policy responses to COVID-19, such as social distancing and travel restrictions.