This report argues that, with a well-managed 'just transition', the north of England has the potential to become the new heartland for a low-carbon energy economy.
We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure to estimate city and activity complexity. Our approach extends discrete measures used in previous studies by recognising the extent of activities' local over-representation...
Australian governments did not begin to appoint regional ministers as a matter of course until the late 1980s. This was a period linked to the end of old-fashioned, class-based politics and the rise of our more complex political landscape, writes Andrew Beer.
This paper analyses Indonesia's overall Indo-Pacific strategy from the Yudhoyono to the Jokowi Adminsitration by examining various domestic considerations and their implications.
Decades of reform to service delivery across Australia has introduced a diversity of publicly and privately provided services, aimed at improving both access and quality. But the gaps between regions and metropolitan areas on many measures of service provision and socio-economic outcomes are persisting. The...
This report calls for government action to stem rampant casualisation of full-time mining jobs in order to improve the industry’s social and economic return to the regional communities that support it.
Coal mine closure is, in large part, about mitigating impacts on people and communities. This report outlines “Just Transition for All” principles that can achieve meaningful outcomes for mine-affected communities.
This paper reviews the pros and cons of both CBA and EIA and presents an empirical analysis of both appraisal approaches.
The 2018 Yearbook is the fifth in a series of statistical reports that are designed to help answer the question of how our regions are progressing against social, economic, environmental and governance indicators. This information will enable governments, private investors and the community to identify...
The Regional Universities Network (RUN) engaged the Nous Group to undertake analysis on the effects of the RUN on jobs and productivity in regional Australia. This short report presents these results, which demonstrate the capacity of the RUN to educate and place graduates in jobs...
RUN universities contribute an additional $1.7 billion to Australia’s economy. Seven out of ten RUN graduates will go on to work in a regional area.
This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.
This paper describes the development and calibration of a model developed for the Illawarra region to aid regional planning for transport, housing and jobs.
Some state governments are now investigating more integrated sectoral and spatial planning strategies, initially through shifting public sector jobs to regional centres.
This working paper examines trends in incomes, employment, and demographics across Australia over the past decade. The trends outlined have been influenced by broader economic forces: a mining investment boom that boosted investment and incomes in particular regions; and the continuing shift of consumption and...
This submission argues that the Productivity Commission's study is highly relevant to a raft of policy agenda shaping the future of our regions. But it does not provide a comprehensive multidisciplinary study of the processes and challenges of change in regional Australia.
This study examines the challenges faced by regional accounting firms and the creative solutions they use to address them.
This article discusses the evolution of Regional Science, the critiques it has received and the challenges it has confronted.
Following on from the first Cityscapes conversation earlier in the month, Tim Williams from the Committee for Sydney speaks to Julie Wagner, Non-Resident Senior Fellow and Co-Director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution. Julie...
This report analyses the components of economic growth in 21 APEC economies in the past 25 years and the next 35. Written to contribute to discussions at APEC Senior Officials’ meetings in the run up to APEC ministerial and leaders meetings, it highlights the critical...