The Economic Policy Branch monitors trends in the global, national and Tasmanian economy and provides economic policy advice to the Government.
In undertaking its tasks the Branch produces a number of reports, some of which are outlined below.
Annual Budget Papers
The Branch is responsible for preparing a chapter on the Tasmanian economy, which for several years has been Chapter 2 of Budget Paper No. 1.
Click here for current and archived Budget Papers.
Structural Change in the Tasmanian Economy
The Tasmanian economy has undergone significant structural changes in recent decades. To promote understanding and discussion of the implications of these changes, Treasury has released a report titled Structural Change in the Tasmanian Economy.
The report, released in April 2013, provides an analysis of the major, long term structural changes and shorter term cyclical changes in the Tasmanian economy.
Tasmania’s Economic Performance, A Longer Term Perspective
In the 2013-14 Budget, Treasury published an appendix to Budget Paper No 1, Chapter 2: The Tasmanian Economy. This appendix looked at recent Tasmanian economic performance against the long-term average. As the appendix has use for reference purposes, Treasury has made it available as a stand-alone document, Tasmania’s Economic Performance, A Longer Term Perspective.
The Branch also prepares research reports for public release. Examples include:
Economic Reform Unit
The focus of the Economic Reform Unit is to identify opportunities for economic reform and promote best practice regulation.
Its core responsibilities include:
Economic Analysis Unit
As part of its forecasting and reporting role, the Economic Analysis Unit provides advice to the Government on global, national and Tasmanian economic conditions. The EAU monitors a wide range of indicators for the Tasmanian and Australian economy. The EAU provides public data releases which incorporate this work. Data releases report on movements in key indicators in relation to the Tasmanian economy and are available for a range of indicators. Click here for data releases.