Journal article

Dismantling the evaluation framework

For almost 20 years, instruction librarians have relied on a variety of models to teach students how to evaluate printed and web-based materials. This paper presents a new evaluative approach for teaching students to see information as the agent, rather than themselves.
Report

Chinese disinformation efforts on social media

The Chinese military's focus on information warfare is expanding to include information operations on social media. This report describes how the People's Liberation Army (PLA) might direct social media disinformation campaigns against the United States and its armed forces, especially the U.S. Air Force
Working paper

Sentiment and uncertainty about regulation

Regulatory policy can create economic and social benefits, but poorly designed or excessive regulation may generate substantial adverse effects on the economy. In this paper, the authors present measures of sentiment and uncertainty about regulation in the United States over time, and examine the relationships...
Report

Australia-US bilateral investment in 2020: taxing times

This paper argues that the downturn in foreign investment in Australia, including from the United States, can be explained by the pandemic downturn in global investment, a reduced Australian international borrowing requirement, more competitive US tax settings, and an increase in regulation and regulatory uncertainty...
Report

New York State’s Trump Investigation: an analysis of the reported facts and applicable law

This report analyses the potential charges both the Trump Organisation and Donald Trump himself may face. The report also goes in depth into the defenses that may be available in response to any indictment.
Report

What’s the big deal?

This study represents the first attempt by a group of libraries to come together to examine user perspectives on 'Big Deal' subscription bundle cancellations across a variety of institutional and cancellation contexts.
Report

What if …? Economic consequences for Australia of a US-China conflict over Taiwan

What if China were to attempt to seize Taiwan by force and the US and allies responded militarily? One consequence would be the disruption of China’s trade with many countries, including Australia. This study is focused on the likely short-term shock to Australia’s economy and...
Report

Driving the future of AV regulations: barriers to large-scale development

The United States has an opportunity to play a leading role in autonomous vehicle (AV) legislation and can capitalise on its early-mover advantage to develop comprehensive standards with trading partners. This paper outlines the current regulatory barriers to AV deployment at scale and offers recommendations...
Report

Advancing the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership through private sector engagement

This report examines the Australia-US-Japan infrastructure partnership, identifies the remaining barriers to public-private infrastructure partnerships, and recommends solutions for government.
Working paper

Bridging the global digital divide

This paper outlines an initiative that would allow the United States, along with a range of public and private partners, to seize the opportunity to reduce the digital divide between nations and people in a way that benefits inclusive economic advancement in low- and middle-income...