Economic stimulus

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Stimulus payment
NARROWER TERMS


Working paper

The JobKeeper payment: how good are wage subsidies?

In this paper, the authors estimate the effect of the Australian JobKeeper payment COVID-19 wage subsidy on payroll jobs and wages at the employer-level using novel administrative datasets.
Report

Permanent and political: an analysis of federal government spending post-pandemic

This paper argues that while an increase in Commonwealth spending is not itself evidence of a problem, the fact that the Morrison Government has failed to deliver on its commitment to rely only on temporary increases in expenditure creates several economic and democratic problems.
Working paper

Fiscal policy in the COVID-19 era

This paper analyses the COVID recession and the large fiscal policy response by modelling three scenarios using a macro-econometric model.
Report

Administration of the JobKeeper scheme

The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office's administration of the JobKeeper scheme.
Guide

Victoria Summit 2021 playbook

After 12 months of collaboration that brought together thought leaders from industry, unions, governments, the community and educational institutions from across Victoria, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) has published this summit playbook.
Report

World development report 2022: finance for an equitable recovery

This report focuses on the interrelated economic risks that households, businesses, financial institutions and governments worldwide are facing as a consequence of the COVID-19 crisis. The report offers new insights from research on the interconnectedness of balance sheets and the potential spillover effects across sectors.
Working paper

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on debt? Turning a wave into a tsunami

This paper presents a comprehensive analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on debt, puts recent debt developments and prospects in historical context, and analyses new policy challenges associated with debt resolution.
Policy report

Insights from the first six months of JobKeeper

This report presents the Australian Treasury's analysis on the first six months of the JobKeeper Payment (to 27 September 2020), reflecting on the design and initial impacts of JobKeeper as a key element of the federal government’s macroeconomic response to COVID-19.
Report

Prosperity and justice after the pandemic

The inequalities across the UK is starting to play out in our politics. People do not believe that their voices are being heard and feel disempowered. This report outlines policy options to aid in creating an economy that delivers both prosperity and justice for all...
Policy report

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: how successful has the furlough scheme been and what should happen next?

This report, based on the final official data before the furlough scheme is due to close, assesses the most radical economic policy the UK government enacted in response to coronavirus – and supports the government’s decision to bring it to a close later this month.
Report

Trade and assistance review 2019-20

This report delivers the Productivity Commission’s estimates of assistance provided to businesses for the year to June 2020. The review is set against a background of unprecedented industry assistance to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most of this assistance has been...
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.
Working paper

Democracy and fiscal-policy responses to COVID-19

In this paper, the authors investigate the relationship between the level of democracy and fiscal-policy response to the economic crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Report

Future directions: ways forward for the economies of Blacktown, Cumberland, Parramatta and The Hills – the Central City District of Sydney

The report examines the economic trajectory of the Central City District economies of Western Sydney in the boom years prior to the COVID-19 recession.
Briefing paper

Women and men in arts and entertainment

As Australia continues to experience the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks to economic recovery, this paper argues that the arts and entertainment sector should be a key target for economic support.
Strategy

Community-rooted economic inclusion: a strategic action playbook

The guidance in this playbook is derived from a pilot initiative implemented in Indianapolis, Los Angeles and Philadelphia between fall 2019 and January 2021. The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), in collaboration with national and local funders, supported the implementation of community-rooted economic inclusion in...
Working paper

COVID-19 fiscal support and its effectiveness

This paper uses a threshold-augmented Global VAR model to quantify the macroeconomic effects of countries’ discretionary fiscal actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout.
Strategy

Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia

This strategy report from the Business Council of Australia provides three clear steps to reopen the country and let people get on with their lives.
Policy report

The shifting roles of monetary and fiscal policy in light of COVID-19

This white paper aims to understand how varying economies have changed their monetary and fiscal policies to respond to the pandemic-induced economic crisis.