Welcome to CAEPR
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development that is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action. Our website offers a number of features including open access to research results and publications, RSS feeds, and links to CAEPR-related material on other sites.
CAEPR PhD Scholarship: Indigenous population projections
The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the ANU has recently commenced a project in collaboration with the University of Queensland on ‘Improved Indigenous population projections for policy and planning.’ This project, which is to be funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), will use qualitative and quantitative analysis to identify the processes involved in Indigenous identification; partnering of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; births of children to Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers; and internal migration.
As part of this project, a PhD Scholarship is available for study at the ANU. Commencing in early 2014, this presents an exciting opportunity for a researcher with experience in economics, econometrics, demography, statistics or a related discipline to undertake independent research on a highly policy-relevant issue. Under supervision of the Chief Investigators on the project, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with experienced academics, shape their own research agenda and build a career in academia or policy research.
Call for Papers - Engaging Indigenous Economy Conference
On 4 and 5 September 2014, CAEPR will host the Engaging Indigenous Economy: Debating Diverse Approaches Conference at the University Commons, ANU. Coinciding with the retirement from CAEPR of its founding Director, Professor Jon Altman, the Conference will engage with the themes of Jon's research across a variety of disciplines, including comparative modern hunter-gatherer studies; economic hybridity and alternate development; land rights, native title and mining; and sustainable land-based indigenous livelihoods.
Potential presenters are invited to submit a paper abstract before 31 January 2014. For full details, please see the Conference webpage.