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Economic modelling

Policy report

A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages: modelled impacts on sugar consumption and government revenue

The management of the obesity crisis in Australia is a national and economic priority, and Australia’s response to it must be commensurate with the breadth of its prevalence and and major impacts it has on individuals and society. This report outlines economic modelling of the...
Journal article

Health and economic costs of early and delayed suppression and the unmitigated spread of COVID-19: the case of Australia

The research in this article compares the health and economic costs of early and delayed mandated suppression and the unmitigated spread of ‘first-wave’ COVID-19 infections in Australia in 2020.
Report

Unemployment payments and work incentives: an international comparison

The Morisson Government has argued that Australia’s internationally low unemployment payments are needed, in part as an incentive to encourage the unemployed to look for and accept work. This report tests the government’s theory by comparing Australia’s unemployment payments and unemployment rate (pre-COVID) to that...
Report

Australian experts' views of housing in the economy: abstract dreamings or real directions?

This report analyses the expert opinions of leading economists and other senior housing market specialists on interrelationships between the housing system, economic performance, and wealth distribution in Australia.
Report

Google’s economic impact in Australia

Digital technologies have become central to how Australians conduct their daily lives and work. This report, prepared by AlphaBeta on behalf of Google, examines the economic value presented by Google’s suite of online services
Report

The shape of Australia’s post COVID-19 workforce

This report builds on the understanding of Australia’s workforce and skills recovery from COVID-19. The report analyses the impact of the pandemic on Australia's labour market, through scenario modelling, and profiles a resilient occupations framework.
Report

Double return

This study by Equity Economics, commissioned by Everybody’s Home, projects homelessness in Australia will surge and more Australian families will experience housing stress in 2021, due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.
Report

Social cost of road crashes and injuries: June 2019 update

In this report, the Ministry of Transport updates the social cost of road crashes and injuries annually to allow comparison of the costs and benefits of any road safety actions in current dollars.
Report

Supporting Australia’s housing system: modelling pandemic policy responses

This research considers the economic literature relating to pandemics, and models a range of related economic outcomes on employment and unemployment by sector, and on the housing outcomes of home owners, private renters, and small investor landlords in Australia from late 2020 and through 2021.
Report

Coronavirus and international students

This report explores the current decline in international students in Australia following COVID-19 restrictions, and models potential further falls that could occur if Australia's borders remain closed.