Our HILDA survey has provided crucial insights into Australian life for nearly two decades. The only nationally representative long-term study of households in this country, it has followed the same group of Australians since 2001.
The latest Nowcast and State Leading Index reports indicate that Australia's GDP was decreasing before the impacts of COVID-19.
Indonesia’s economy continues to grow and women have more access to education, so why aren’t more of the country’s women getting into work?
New research finds children of parents who are both jobless can experience long-term disadvantage, but targeted policy can break the cycle
Our expert data analysts and scientists provide a range of data-related services equipping researchers – both within the Institute and in government, academia and industry – with the evidence required for informed decision-making.
Melbourne Institute researchers are examining the complex issues arising from disadvantage in Australia’s surrounding regions to contribute to policy development aimed at improving citizens’ wellbeing.
Our research provides vital insights into the funding and organisation of Australia’s healthcare system, the factors influencing individuals’ health and the issues surrounding equity and quality in healthcare provision.
Our researchers are advancing knowledge of workforce supply and demand by analysing the dynamics of employment over the entire lifecycle and evaluating the effectiveness of policies in improving labour market outcomes.
Our world-class economists at the Melbourne Institute conduct in-depth analysis of domestic and international fiscal and monetary policies, evaluating their impact on the state of the Australian economy.
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 Research Insights Series provides meaningful analysis of questions related to contemporary economic and social issues in Australia, to enable evidence-based decision making for policy and practice.
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.
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.
Key research findings from current and past releases of the HILDA Survey.
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.
Poverty Lines: Australia is a quarterly newsletter that updates the Henderson Poverty Line as defined in the 1973 Commonwealth Commission of Inquiry into Poverty.
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Journeys Home: A Longitudinal Study of Factors Affecting Housing Stability was a national survey of Australians who were either homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless.
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.
As Australia’s leading applied economics and social policy research centre, the Melbourne Institute’s mission is to:
To find out more about the Melbourne Institute and its contributions to economic and social policy in Australia, visit our history page.
The Melbourne Institute Advisory Board provides strategic advice on the successful operation of the Institute, with particular focus on research and engagement.
Meeting at regular intervals, board members use their in-depth knowledge of industry and policy to ensure that the Melbourne Institute remains the world’s leading research centre on economic and social policy in Australia.
The Melbourne Institute offers an internationally recognised, five-year doctoral program
The program is designed for students with prior training in economics who wish to acquire the advanced skills needed to practise as a professional economist in the public or private sectors or as an academic.
Further information about the Economics Doctoral Program is available from the Faculty of Business and Economics.
The Melbourne Institute’s research partners include:
The Melbourne Institute is delighted to host leading Australian and international researchers throughout the year, as part of our extensive visitor program.
Visiting academics collaborate with Melbourne Institute staff on specific topics of investigation and present their research at seminars, workshops and conferences.
The Melbourne Institute is a member of the worldwide National Economic Research Organisations network, known as NERO.