Centre for Research in Applied Economics
The Centre for Research in Applied Economics (CRAE) was established in July 2006 to provide a framework for collaborative applied economic research across Curtin. Located in the School of Economics and Finance, CRAE supports research into economic and social phenomena that impact on lives in Western Australia, the nation and throughout the world.
CRAE’s researchers use a variety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies to inform and evaluate their contributions to the development of both business strategies and public policies on economic and social issues.
The key functions of CRAE are to promote the research interests of members and provide support services to enhance and enable research. This is achieved through developing and enhancing new and existing collaborative research networks; providing facilities for the sharing of research materials and data; maintaining relationships with the relevant professional societies of researchers; and lobbying internal and external partners to support applied economic research activities.