Economic indicators

Report

A brief reprieve? Financial wellbeing after the 2020 COVID-19 lockdowns

This third paper in the 'Financial Lives in Uncertain Times' series explores trends in financial wellbeing during the fleeting period of recovery between the pandemic-related lockdowns of 2020 and 2021.
Report

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on building system actors

The purpose of this research is to provide insights to help the New Zealand building sector address the disruptions created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, MBIE wanted to understand the impacts across performance, people, processes and products and the resulting implications on social, environmental and...
Report

Bouncing back: boosting young people’s financial wellbeing after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging - with young people particularly affected. For policy-makers to get to grips with what appears to be a cost of living crisis for young people, this report recommends that the UK government makes tackling this issue an urgent priority.
Discussion paper

Bending the trend

The Morrison Government has released a ‘whole of economy plan’ to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This paper focuses on the plausibility of the Morrison Government’s belief that the course of the Australian economy can be significantly altered without changes in policy, without the...
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All ears: putting the public at the heart of levelling up

If 'levelling up' is to be seen as legitimate by those it is trying to help, it must meaningfully involve the public in decisions about how money is spent. This report finds that that the public is divided on what levelling up should look like...
Report

A fair go? Measuring Australia's progress in reducing disadvantage for people with disabilities, 2001-2016

The aim of this report is to build on this work by examining trends in the extent of disadvantage and inequality experienced by working age adults with disability in Australia between 2001 and 2016.
Discussion paper

The Intergenerational report ignores booming wealth and capital gains

The 2021 Intergenerational report contained many references to GDP, but barely mentioned wealth or capital gains. This paper begins to redress that omission by including wealth and capital gains in the discussion of trends likely to persist in Australia over the next 40 years.
Discussion paper

Treasury says: productivity matters but Coalition policy doesn’t

This paper argues that Australian Treasury do not believe that any of the Coalition Governments major economic policies announced in the last six years will deliver lasting benefits to the economy.
Report

Business in arrears: preventing collapse in sectors hardest hit by COVID-19

This report reviews the differing experiences of UK economic sectors during the COVID-19 crisis so far, the support offered by the government, and why the financial viability of many businesses still looks precarious.
Discussion paper

Living on borrowed time

This discussion paper has been prepared to trigger widespread consultations with the broader community about Australia's economic future.