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Research Program

The Centre provides specialist consulting services in the broad field of applied economics.

In addition to contract research opportunities the Centre also conducts non-commissioned research in areas it has developed substantial expertise and experience over the years. 

These research areas include:

  • Economic and financial evaluation of major infrastructure and construction projects and tourism events using various methodologies including cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, financial analysis, and input output multiplier analysis;
  • Employment and training, the labour market and demographic change. Workforce planning, workforce participation and the relationship with superannuation, welfare and tax policy;
  • Specialised industry studies (e.g., manufacturing, mining, water and electricity, information technology);
  • The economic and social impacts of gambling;
  • Growth of small regional economies, including the role of innovation, trade, investment and productivity; and
  • Evidence based evaluation of government programs.  Current emphasis on agriculture, education, employment, labour market and welfare to work initiative.
The South Australian Centre for Economic Studies

Level 3
10 Pulteney Street
The University of Adelaide SA 5005
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Telephone: +61 8 8313 5555
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 4916
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