Markets

Journal article

31 Oct 2018
17

This empirical study uses four benefits, articulated in the Australian Farmer’s Market Association Strategic Plan (2017-2019), to organise and identify consumer motivations at the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market.

Report

22 Oct 2018
283

While the NDIS promises to improve the lives of more than 400,000 Australians with a disability, the scheme has been marred by a range of implementation challenges. In particular, there has been much concern over 'thin' markets. This report draws together the international literature on...

Report

15 May 2018
4

Plug and Play 2: Enabling distributed generation through effective grid connection standards is the second report for this project. It follows a consultation paper released in February 2017, titled Plug and Play: Facilitating grid connection of low emissions technologies.

For this report, we interviewed...

Journal article

12 Feb 2018
11

Talk of ‘platforms’ – or the ‘sharing economy’ – sometimes seems to be ubiquitous. But how significant is this model, and what kinds of policy and regulatory issues is it raising?

Report

8 Dec 2017
42

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.

Book

14 Nov 2017
45

The Tomorrowland summit brought together architects, engineers, academics, scientists, investors and industry around the future of the built environment: resilience and net zero carbon buildings.

Report

19 Jul 2017
364

This research paper outlines a three pronged strategy that would help achieve better outcomes for all Australians and foster public confidence in open markets.

Report

21 May 2017
140

Urgent action is needed to reduce the risk of power blackouts and restrictions across eastern Australia this summer, but there is an acute danger of politicians panicking and rushing to decisions that push electricity prices higher and make it harder to reduce Australia’s emissions.

Report

10 Apr 2017
8

Internationally, there is a trend towards end users procuring electricity from offsite Renewable Energy (RE) facilities located at physical premises distinct from the point of end use. In 2015, end user Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the United States underpinned more new wind capacity than...

Article

8 Feb 2017
129

It seems that you can ask the Coalition government pretty much any question – about plunging polls, Donald Trump, Cory Bernardi or even the weather – and the answer will always be the same: “We’re focused on electricity prices.”

Great. But what exactly is...

Report

1 Sep 2016
68

This report discusses electricity market design and regulation under high volumes of variable renewable energy sources (VRE) such as wind and solar power. It includes policy recommendations on how to reform current market and regulatory frameworks in order to accommodate high shares of VRE, in...

Working paper

10 Aug 2016
46

An important component of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's framework of capital measurement and capital standards is the public disclosure of regulatory information (referred to as “Pillar 3” within the framework). The standard sets minimum requirements for the public disclosure of information on banks’...

Working paper

10 Aug 2016
43

This report discusses how high frequency trading (HFT) has changed the dynamics of the market and whether traditional academic measures of market “quality” are relevant in the new world of electronic trading. Using existing measures of market quality, which were designed over 20 years ago,...

Report

18 Jul 2016
396

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The paper tracks the development of the Australian vocational education and training (VET) provider market over the last two decades in the context of significant policy changes and generally increased competition. It provides an insight into how the sector has arrived at...

Working paper

7 Jul 2016
38

The net effects of algorithmic and high-frequency traders mask considerable heterogeneity in how they impact institutional transaction costs. Using regulatory data, we analyze the heterogeneity across individual trading accounts. We develop a method to identify subsets of traders causally related to higher institutional transaction costs...

Working paper

30 Jun 2016
57

This working paper presents the results of a detailed comparative empirical study of sanctions imposed for insider trading in Australia, Canada (Ontario), Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Insider trading is considered to be a serious form of misconduct...

Working paper

3 Jun 2016
34

A study of market bubbles is generally considered a test of market eciency (or ineciency) since bubbles are concerned with rising prices that are detached from their fundamental values. Verifying the existence of such an ineciency requires us to be able to appropriately formulate fundamental...

Audio interview

Audio

19 May 2016
115

Democracy has always had a rather fraught relationship with the market. As Aristotle first recognised, some wealth sharing can help rectify inherited inequality and so enhance political life; but it also has the potential to promote greed, doing great violence to the civic fabric....

Working paper

30 Apr 2016
25

We introduce an endogenous network model of the interbank overnight lending market. Banks are motivated to meet the minimum reserve requirements set by the Central Bank, but their reserves are subject to random shocks. To adjust their expected end-of-the-day reserves, banks enter the interbank market,...

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