Economic Record Journal Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Economic Society of Australia; Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand, Wiley

Journal description

Published on behalf of the Economic Society of Australia The Economic Record is intended to act as a vehicle for the communication of advances in our knowledge and understanding in economics. It publishes papers in the theoretical applied and policy areas of economics and provides a forum for research on the Australian economy. It also publishes surveys in economics and book reviews to facilitate the dissemination of knowledge.

Current impact factor: 0.38

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2009 Impact Factor 0.582

Additional details

5-year impact 0.88
Cited half-life 8.90
Immediacy index 0.08
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.51
Website Economic Record, The website
Other titles The Economic record, ER
ISSN 0013-0249
OCLC 1567410
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 2 years embargo
  • Conditions
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    • On author's personal website, institutional repositories, arXiv, AgEcon, PhilPapers, PubMed Central, RePEc or Social Science Research Network
    • Author's pre-print may not be updated with Publisher's Version/PDF
    • Author's pre-print must acknowledge acceptance for publication
    • Non-Commercial
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Publisher source must be acknowledged with citation
    • Must link to publisher version with set statement (see policy)
    • If OnlineOpen is available, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC and STFC authors, may self-archive after 12 months
    • If OnlineOpen is available, AHRC and ESRC authors, may self-archive after 24 months
    • Publisher last contacted on 07/08/2014
    • This policy is an exception to the default policies of 'Wiley'
  • Classification

Publications in this journal

  • Economic Record 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12224

  • Economic Record 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12226

  • Economic Record 11/2015; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12225
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    ABSTRACT: This paper develops an estimator for a country's market risk premium that involves optimally combining an estimator based upon only local data and the cross-country average of these estimators. The analysis suggests that the usual practice of invoking only local data to estimate a country's market risk premium is significantly inferior to the use of a cross-country average or a combined estimator with high weighting on the cross-country average.
    Economic Record 09/2015; 91(294):324-337. DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12190

  • Economic Record 08/2015; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12208
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    ABSTRACT: This paper produces regression estimates of the elasticity of taxable income in New Zealand using two new instruments applied to a substantial tax reform 'experiment'. Instrumental variable methods are required to deal with endogeneity of the tax rate and taxable income in a non-linear tax structure. However, in the New Zealand context, the 'standard' regression instrument is found to be unable to accommodate the substantial observed exogenous (non-tax-induced) changes in taxable income. Two new tax rate instruments are proposed, which use information on taxable income dynamics, for a panel of taxpayers over a period that involves no tax changes, to derive taxpayers' counterfactual post-reform incomes and tax rates expected in the absence of reform. The two instruments respectively measure, for each taxpayer, the tax rate associated with expected mean income, and the expected tax rate associated with the individual's expected conditional distribution of income. Applying these instruments to the 2001 New Zealand tax changes yields plausible estimates of the elasticity of taxable income around 0.5-0.7. Elasticities are found to be substantially higher for taxpayers with non-wage-and-salary income compared with wage and salary only taxpayers. Results also confirm that non-wage-and-salary income was especially responsive to the tax changes.
    Economic Record 03/2015; 91(292):54-78. DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12151
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    ABSTRACT: Underemployment is a serious and pervasive problem both in terms of its impact on those individuals affected, and for the economy as a whole. Underemployment is associated with job insecurity, increased casualisation and lower savings, and from a macroeconomic standpoint, underemployment is a signal of inefficiency in the utilisation of skilled labour. This article explores the patterns of underemployment for mature-age workers in Australia, a group for whom the prevalence of long spells of underemployment is especially marked. The research uses a 12-year panel dataset to analyse factors that contribute to a heightened risk of underemployment. Significant path dependency is revealed, whereby previous periods of underemployment increase the propensity towards further underemployment in the current period. Interestingly, most demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, except for the presence of older dependent children and a non-English-speaking foreign-born background for women, tend not to have any direct impact on the propensity for underemployment. These findings suggest the need for targeted interventions to triage these barriers aimed at highlighting the role of improved labour market attachment in promoting the well-being and economic contribution of mature-age workers.
    Economic Record 01/2015; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12219

  • Economic Record 01/2015;
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    ABSTRACT: This article compares the output composition of the monetary policy transmission mechanism in Australia to that for the Euro area and the USA. Four vector autoregressive (VAR) models are used to estimate the contributions of private consumption and investment to output reactions resulting from nominal interest rate shocks for the period 1982Q3–2007Q4. The results suggest that the investment channel plays a more important role than the consumption channel in Australia, while the contributions of the two channels are indistinguishable in the Euro area and the USA. The difference between Australia and the Euro area comes from differences in housing investment responses, whereas Australia is different to the USA mainly because it has a lower share of household consumption in total demand.
    Economic Record 06/2014; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12121
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    ABSTRACT: This article examines the role played by primary and secondary equity markets in economic growth. It departs from standard literature to integrate both markets and to explicitly acknowledge the primary equity market. By employing a variety of dynamic panel estimators for 54 countries over the period 1995‐2010, we show that the primary equity market is not an important determinant of economic growth, although it facilitates the development of the secondary market. This study also confirms the importance of liquidity provided by the secondary market. The evidence here calls for further investigation into the capital‐raising function of equity markets.
    Economic Record 06/2014; 90(s1). DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12134
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    ABSTRACT: This paper investigates the key drivers of fixed firm investment of listed non‐financial companies in Australia over the period from 1987 to 2009. A Tobin's q model of investment is augmented to account for the effect of economic uncertainty on the investment decision. The effects of Tobin's q, sales and cash flows on firm investment rate are also analysed and discussed. Consistent with existing literature, this research finds clear evidence of negative effects of both macroeconomic and firm idiosyncratic uncertainty on Australian firm investment. However, evidence also shows that firm‐specific uncertainty is more important in explaining firm investment than macroeconomic uncertainty.
    Economic Record 06/2014; 90(s1). DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12133
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    ABSTRACT: This study implements a procedure to evaluate time-varying bank-interest rate adjustments over a sample period which includes changes in industry structure, market and credit conditions and varying episodes of monetary policy. The model draws attention to the pivotal role of official rates and provides estimates of a bank equilibrium policy rate. The changing sensitivity of official rates to banking conditions is identified. Results are also provided for the variation in intermediation margins and pass-throughs as well as the interactions between lending and borrowing behaviour over the years, including behaviour before, during and after the global financial crisis. The empirical methodology is applied to the US and the Australian banking systems.
    Economic Record 06/2013; DOI:10.1111/1475-4932.12030

  • Economic Record 09/2012; 88(282). DOI:10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00838.x

  • Economic Record 09/2012; 88(282). DOI:10.1111/j.1475-4932.2012.00842.x