The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed how dependent Australia has become on selling basic minerals and agricultural commodities, and how reliant Australian consumers are on imported knowledge intensive goods. This paper examines the response to these revelations in Victoria.
This white paper aims to understand how varying economies have changed their monetary and fiscal policies to respond to the pandemic-induced economic crisis.
This study documents the use of four adjustment strategies by Canadian workers permanently laid off in 2009. The authors examine whether the adoption of strategies varied according to workers’ characteristics and their employment status a year after job loss, and to what extent it differed...
Australia is at a critical juncture. The COVID-19 crisis has cut short three decades of uninterrupted economic growth. This paper argues that Australia will require wide-reaching reforms that were necessary before the crisis, and are now more critical than ever before.
2020 was a year of rapid policy development in Australia. It brought twists and turns in decision-making, as governments responded to a crisis that remains with us in 2021, as nations keep working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. This publication provides valuable analysis to help...
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every state and territory on earth, including those where there are as yet no cases of infection. This edited collection represents the work of over 50 academic and professional contributors across the world, linked through their research connections to the...
The deep economic recession triggered by COVID-19 continues to have profound economic and social consequences. This report aims to support the recovery strategies of policy-makers, calling for a holistic approach, encompassing several policy areas and establishing synergies across different reform objectives.
The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the economy and business sector, but for small businesses these shocks can be more challenging to deal with, with fewer resources to draw from. This report covers findings from the 2020 BCEC Small Business Survey including the...
This report finds that the COVID-19 crisis will decimate the charity sector in the United Kingdom unless the government takes urgent action.
This report identifies a dozen companies in the United States that have seen their fortunes increase, but continue to provide inadequate protection for their workers. These companies are emblematic of the corporate greed that has grown rampant over the last forty years.