Economic Analysis and Policy

Journal article

9 Nov 2015
87

This paper analyses wind speed and electricity demand correlation to determine the ability of wind turbine generators to meet electricity demand in the Australian National Electricity Market (NEM) without the aid of energy storage. With the proposed increases in the number of windfarms to meet...

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19 Sep 2011
314

Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) for residential photovoltaic solar technologies are available in most Australian jurisdictions. Financial incentives under FiT are in addition to those provided by the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme which forms part of the national 20% Renewable Energy Target. Little attention has been paid...

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29 Sep 2010
232

Visits, income, education, age, distance from a patrol, and willingness to swim on an unpatrolled beach explain willingness to pay but rivalry does not; snob and bandwagon effects prevail. By comparing benefits with costs, the levels of lifeguards and lifesavers in Australia were found to...

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1 Jan 2009
0

This paper investigates the determination of population and employment changes for the 125 Local Government Areas of Queensland over the 1996-06 period. The intention is to determine the flow of causality from employment to population growth and/or vice versa. Unlike previous similar studies, the role...

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8 Dec 2008
36

In this 'Colin Clark Memorial Lecture' at the University of Queensland in August 2008, Gary Banks, Chairman of the Productivity Commission challenges the Australian Government to consider the teachings of Colin Clark to carefully design and implement industry policy to better ensure Australia's economic future....

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8 Dec 2008
12

This paper examines price variations in Northern Victorian 'clearinghouse' auction markets for temporary water entitlements. The analysis assesses the role that the excess demand of unsatisfied bids and the market power of large volume bids, have on price variations. For four seasons (2002/3 to 05/6)...

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2 Dec 2008
10

This paper looks at the effect of equipment investment on the growth of developing countries and the interrelationship between such investment and human capital.

That both equipment investment and human capital affect growth in developing countries is a well established fact in the empirical...

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2 Dec 2008
26

This paper consists of a summary of the main sources of uncertainty about climate change, and a discussion of the major implications for economic analysis and the formulation of climate policy. Uncertainty typically implies that the optimal policy is more risk-averse than otherwise, and therefore...

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1 Jan 2006
2

The Australian telecommunications services sector has experienced rapid growth in recent years, with real output increasing at an annual average rate of approximately 20 per cent since 1996/97. Impetuses to this growth were competition-promoting reforms and the diffusion and introduction of new telecommunications products and...