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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 appraisal of projects (e.g. infrastructure, construction), events, programs and policy proposals using various methodologies including cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, financial analysis, and multi-criteria analysis;
  • Economic impact assessment of projects, events and policy proposals – i.e. employment, income and value added production impacts – using input output multiplier analysis and computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling;
  • 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);
  • Health economics, including cost of illness analyses of exposures to health risks (e.g. smoking, alcohol, methamphetamines);
  • The economic and social impacts of gambling, and evaluation of harm minimisation measures;
  • Regional economics and policy, including the role of innovation, trade, investment and productivity, and formulation of regional economic development plans;
  • Evidence based evaluation of government programs and strategic reviews of government policy. Current emphasis on employment, labour market and workforce participation initiatives, and gambling harm minimisation strategies; and
  • Social policy and welfare.
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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