Monthly Archives: March 2018

SA Data Wrap – a mixed employment report

In this edition of Data Wrap, we consider the latest round of ABS employment data releases, before covering the latest developments in engineering construction and property prices.
Job vacancies tick up
Job vacancies data released by the ABS today suggests that vacancies in South Australia rose in the early part of the year. Total job vacancies in […]

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April 2018 Economic Seminar and Luncheon – Upcoming event

The SA Centre for Economic Studies of the University of Adelaide is pleased to invite Corporate Members and their guests to a Luncheon Seminar.
Our guest speaker is The Hon Dr Craig Emerson. Dr Emerson is an eminent economist with 35 years of experience in public policy, politics and public service. He was Senior Adviser to […]

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SA Data Wrap – final demand growth slows

Demand growth slows back to trend pace
Outside monthly employment data, quarterly estimates of state final demand (SFD) provides the best gauge of recent macroeconomic developments for the South Australian economy. SFD comprises all final consumption and investment expenditures made in the state, but excludes other forms of economic activity, most notably exports.
The latest SFD estimates […]

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Oakden: What has Quality got to do with it? Holden’s Versus Oakden – Michael O’Neil and Andreas Cebulla

It was the first economist Adam Smith who wrote that “economic life is deeply embedded in social life”; that social relationships come first.  Trust, cooperation and social relationships are the foundations (or glue) of non-market relationships and behaviours and of product and consumer markets, contracts, and property rights.  Hence, trust in government, our civic institutions […]

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Cost of living prominent in SA election – Michael O’Neil

The South Australian election scheduled for 17 March 2018 has turned into a three-horse race: Labor, Liberal and SA Best, led by Nick Xenophon. It is also the first outing for Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives at a state level. In prospect, it is entirely possible that neither of the major parties, even with the assistance […]

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