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The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) is a self-funding applied research unit of the University of Adelaide.

SACES was established in 1982 with a principal role to review, research and report on economic and public policy issues of relevance to South Australia and Australia as a whole. The Centre aims to increase the quality of analysis and debate regarding issues within the State, and to establish itself as a pre-eminent economic research centre in Australia.
 

Consulting services

Provision of specialist economic research and advice on a fee-for-service basis to both private sector and government clients.

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Independent research fund

The independent research fund supports our research capacity in making a contribution to public policy debate.

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Corporate membership

Regular provision to Members of economic briefing reports with a detailed assessment of economic conditions and the outlook for Australia and South Australia.

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Economic & social indicators

Selection of indicators for South Australia providing a snapshot of recent economic and social trends in the State.

Publications

Results of independent applied research, particularly on issues relevant to regional and national economic growth and development. 

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Learn more about our expertise and team of dynamic researchers.

Economic policy forum

Public commentary on economic, social and fiscal issues and trends.

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Tasmanian Gambling Study

Information on the fifth Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in Tasmania.

Latest from the Economic policy forum

Investing in a post-pandemic future

The SA Centre for Economic Studies today launches a series of commentaries examining the implications of COVID-19. First up is Con Michalakis, CIO of Statewide Super, who proposes that local super funds should be invested in SA’s recovery.

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Long term employment trends across industries in Australia and lessons to learn from Australia’s past

Trends in employment in Australia have emerged over time across industries. These trends help us understand structural changes in the economy as well as how employment has been impacted by external and internal events over time, which industries are more vulnerable and which ones have recovered. In this post we examine how employment levels have evolved at the sectoral level at various intervals over the past 30 years.

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Improving outcomes for young people transitioning to the workforce

Young peoples’ job prospects and mental health have been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With the momentum changes wrought by COVID-19, now is a good time to re-examine how we transition young people to the labour market.

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