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.
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Latest from the Economic policy forum
University of Adelaide economists expect the South Australian economy will continue to bounce back in 2020/21. However, economic recovery will be weaker than previously thought as a consequence of China’s decision to escalate its trade war with Australia, the outbreak of a second COVID-19 wave in the northern hemisphere, and South Australia’s own mini lockdown in November.Read more about China tariffs will hinder SA economic recovery
The social isolation that is central to curbing the spread of the COVID virus has implications for the short- and long-term nature of workplaces, and society more generally, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Michael Kidd says.Read more about COVID-19 will change more than our health
SA could see a turnaround to a net migration inflow over the next two to three years as people are attracted by State’s positive health and lifestyle options, the Chair of the State Planning Commission, Michael Lennon, says.Read more about Could COVID-19 have a silver lining for South Australia?