The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution. Renowned for developing longitudinal research tools and using data to build an evidence base for reform, the Institute has been powering effective change for more than 50 years.
The Melbourne Institute’s academic staff are active researchers, publishing their findings in books and leading Australian and international journals.
The Melbourne Institute Working Papers Series presents the results of research projects undertaken by our academic staff.
The Melbourne Institute Policy Briefs Series presents research undertaken by our academic staff on topics relevant to contemporary economic and social policy.
Australian Economic Review
The Australian Economic Review is a peer-reviewed, applied economics journal that publishes high quality articles applying economic analysis to a wide range of macro and microeconomic topics relevant to issues in economics and social policy.
The Melbourne Institute measures a variety of macroeconomic indicators, from the drivers of economic growth to the sentiments underpinning the nation’s economic outlook.
Social Indicator Reports
The Melbourne Institute measures a range of social indicators, from household expenditure to individual and social well-being.
The Melbourne Institute’s academic staff write and contribute to high-quality research texts that explore a variety of issues in economic and social policy.
HILDA Statistical Reports
Key research findings from current and past releases of the HILDA Survey.
HILDA Survey Publications
An extensive bibliography of all Australian and international research publications known to use or reference data from the HILDA Survey.
Publications and results from MABEL, Australia's national longitudinal survey of doctors.
Universitas 21 Rankings
Assessment and ranking of 50 of the world's higher education systems.
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Casual jobs can lead to permanent wage cuts, new research finds
The hourly wages of men who have a history of casual jobs are generally 10 per cent lower over the long-term than men who haveMelbourne Institute
Push for longer hours makes headlines, but more Australians want to work less
Despite the prominence given to underemployment, ‘over-employment’ is more pervasive in Australia, writes Professor Mark Wooden, Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute of AppliedMelbourne Institute
Hallmark research project announced
A Faculty of Business and Economics professor is the latest recipient of a prestigious Hallmark Research Initiative, designed to coordinate research efforts across the University.Melbourne Institute
Why specialist doctors are heading to the bush
New research from the Melbourne Institute, for the first time in Australia, reveals the scale of specialist doctors traveling to rural areas for outreach work,Melbourne Institute
Cognitive development of Indigenous children
Disadvantage is widespread amongst Indigenous populations across the world, with higher mortality rates from birth and strong evidence of disadvantage across developmental outcomes.Melbourne Institute
Health Economist Elected ASSA Fellow
Melbourne Institute Professor elected as ASSA FellowMelbourne Institute
Worst Dates to Tie the Knot
Research finds 'gimmick' date weddings are more likely to end in divorce.Melbourne Institute
Announcement: Economic Record Best Paper Prize
The Faculty of Business & Economics would like to congratulate Nicolas Herault and Francisco Azpitarte of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research,Melbourne Institute
Women choose work over welfare
A new report reveals that women are working longer instead of turning to the dole or disability pension.Melbourne Institute
Crime rate drop linked to vocational education
A significant drop in Victoria's crime rates has been linked to the state's massive expansion of vocational education and training according to new research fromMelbourne Institute
Is Medicare facing a cost blowout from 'urgent' after-hours care rebates?
Urgent after-hours visits have increased by $104.2 million compare to 2010 figures from the Department of Health.Melbourne Institute
Homeless people eat only two meals a day
Poor access to food and lack of nutrition creates increased health problems for homeless people Prof Ribar tells ABC News Breakfast.Melbourne Institute
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Economic and Social Outlook Conference.
Throughout the year, the Melbourne Institute hosts a variety of Brown Bags and seminars, providing in-depth insight into the Institute’s work for quantitative researchers and analysts, as well as a range of forums and workshops for academics, industry and policy-makers. Every 18 months, we present the Melbourne Institute–The Australian Economic and Social Outlook Conference.
The Melbourne Institute is Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution. It undertakes high quality, independent and impartial applied research, and contributes to the development of public policy in Australia.
Established in 1962, the Institute provides high calibre, peer-reviewed levels of research to government, business and community groups. It is internationally renowned for its HILDA and MABEL Surveys, as well as its measurement of economic and social indicators.