The Centre has been involved in publishing the following books:
- Policies to Boost Australian Saving: How? and Why? (2002), edited
by Owen Covick. The aim of this book is to bring together fairly
the different interpretations of facts and of 'economic' behaviour that
make up the policy debate over national saving in Australia.
- Financing the Federation (2001), by Jim Hancock and Julie
Smith. A study of the history and contemporary practice of
Commonwealth-State grants, with a consideration of theoretrical
principles to guide future arrangements.
- Essays on Regional Economic Development. (2001). A summary of
contemporary thought on the factors affecting regional growth
performance, with particular reference to South Australia.
- The Economic Impact of Climate Change Policy on South
Australia. (1998). Economic implications of international
climate change policy.
- South Australian Manufacturing in Transition. (1990). A
series of case studies on manufacturing industry performance over the
- The Adelaide Grand Prix - The Impact of a Special Event.
(1986). A social and economic cost-benefit study of the first
Australian Grand Prix, covering tourism expenditures, impacts of noise,
effects on public service deliveries etc.: this book continues to
- The Economics of Bushfires - The South Australian Experience. (1985). A study of the 1983 bushfires, including industry impacts, reparation expenditure, and the functioning of the insurance sector.
The Centre also contributed to, and Cliff Walsh was co-editor of,
Budgetary Stress: The South Australian Experience (1989),
analysing reform options for the South Australian public sector.