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.
Selection of indicators for South Australia providing a snapshot of recent economic and social trends in the State.
Results of independent applied research, particularly on issues relevant to regional and national economic growth and development.
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In this post we examine the veracity of the view that the recent increase in South Australia’s unemployment rate is due to increased numbers of people looking for work as workers’ confidence in the South Australian economy has increased.Read more about Does South Australia have an unemployment problem?
In this edition of the Data Wrap we consider what today's National Accounts say about South Australia's recent macroeconomic performance, and review the latest statistical releases in respect of construction activity and retail sales.Read more about Data Wrap - final demand growth slows to a standstill
The State Government's small license initiative has revitalised Adelaide's CBD, help change drinking culture, supported the creation of at least 1,250 jobs and provides a case study in how to cut through bureaucratic inertia, the first research report released on behalf of the SACES Independent Research Fund reveals.Read more about Small venues initiative provides economic boost and blueprint for undertaking reforms