As well as the inquiries and studies the Government commission us to do, we also undertake other policy-relevant research. This page contains links to our current research projects.
Criminal Justice: An economic perspective
The Commission will develop an economic framework for examining the costs and benefits of imprisonment and alternative policy responses to crime.
Small and Medium Business Access to Finance
This project would assess the credit available to Australian small and medium sized businesses, through the lens of non-bank lenders — including private credit and fintech lenders.
Wealth Transfers and their Economic Effects
This research will create a fact base on wealth transfer behaviour in Australia to understand how much wealth is transferred between households each year, as well as the impact of wealth transfers on the past and projected future distribution of wealth.
Public Transport Pricing
This study will look at the different potential roles of pricing in the Australian context and the merits of different pricing methods. It will also look at how States, Territories and select overseas jurisdictions approach pricing, the evidence on outcomes and whether any lessons can be learned.
Working from Home
This research project will focus on what a potential long-term shift to more working from home means for Australian firms and workers, and for society more broadly.