As we move into the post-Federal-election period, there is continuing debate about where growth will come from and what voters thought of the pitches on this question made by the various parties. Data always helps these debates and here’s an example. This is a story about exports – and services exports in particular. An article […]
Outside the monetarist and free-marketeer camps, few UK economists advocated Brexit (the few notable exceptions included Cardiff University’s Patrick Minford). In fact, the UK’s most prominent independent economic research centres – the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Centre for Economic Performance – went as far as […]
At the SA Centre for Economic Studies’ Economic Briefing Luncheon this week, the Centre’s Deputy Director Steve Whetton, gave an excellent overview of the SA, Australian and global economies. Steve’s slides are available here.
Garry Bowditch, Executive Director of the University of Sydney’s Better Infrastructure Initiative, makes the case for reforming our approach to infrastructure investment… All too often I attend infrastructure forums where policymakers and industry leaders call for the urgent need to fix the infrastructure deficit, by building more assets and deliver more projects. This point of […]
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies recently published the first of four papers in its Economic Issues series. The series reviews South Australia’s historical macroeconomic performance and attempts to highlight sustainable comparative advantages. The first paper sets the scene with a review of the state’s macroeconomic performance over the last two decades; it is available […]
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies recently published the second paper in its Economic Issues series. This latest paper examines the prospects for growth through a more detailed examination of the state’s manufacturing sector, including the role that the state government can play in assisting the potential to be realised; it is available at: Where […]