Economic stimulus

Alternate Term Label:
Stimulus payment
NARROWER TERMS
Working paper

Public debt, public wealth and economic dynamics

The unprecedented government response to the global pandemic has pushed public debt in many countries to historic highs, relative to output. This paper assesses the arguments for and against fiscal expansion and rapidly rising public debt as a means to invest in comprehensive wealth.
Case study

Social policy during the coronavirus recession: a fairytale with an unhappy ending?

This paper is about the social policy response to the coronavirus recession in Australia, during the period from the beginning of March to the end of October 2020.
Briefing paper

A comparison of the economic impacts of income tax cuts and childcare spending

This paper outlines a comparison of the impact on employment of child care expenditure and income tax cuts of an equivalent net cost to the budget. The paper argues that the clear superiority of childcare expenditure in stimulating economic activity reflects the concentration of the...
Report

Home truths: the role of housing in economic recovery

Housing plays many roles in our economy and society, including as a consumable good, investment asset and infrastructure. This paper offers a brief overview of the economic case for housing and changes to the housing market context since the first wave of the pandemic. Against...
Report

The choices we make: the economic future of Tasmania

This report analyses the economic effects of COVID-19 on Tasmania, and suggests how Tasmania can rebuild its way out of the COVID-19 crisis. It also makes some key recommendations to help Tasmania avoid the mistakes made at the federal level.
Report

A family stimulus: supporting children, families and the economy through the pandemic

This paper makes the case for a "family stimulus" – a much-needed boost to the income of hard-hit families through the social security system and targeted investment in childcare to ensure the continued functioning of the sector. This will put cash directly into the hands...
Discussion paper

Austerity or prosperity? Policy options for resilience and recovery

The current crisis is an opportunity to reduce inequalities and inefficiencies in the economy, and to prepare us for the next phase of economic development. In this discussion paper, the authors look at some mechanisms for improving the equity and efficiency of stimulus spending.
Report

Responding to the pandemic, can building homes rebuild Australia?

With the construction industry long being held up as an ideal mechanism for delivering economic stimulus in periods of economic recession and stagnation, this research assesses how the housing industry can help rebuild the Australian economy, both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Discussion paper

The case for a care-led recovery

Australia spends relatively little on the provision of care as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product, when compared to other developed nations with robust systems of care. Drawing on recent research from the UK, this paper argues that a stimulus investment in the care economy...
Report

COVID-19: Recovery and resilience

Australia's industries face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions we now take to harness science and technology investment can help set the path towards a brighter future for Australia. Building upon CSIRO's industry roadmaps and the Australian National Outlook 2019, CSIRO...