Bankwest and Curtin University have renewed the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) partnership for a further four years.
The partnership, which was extended this month, will enable the BCEC to continue to build its growing international reputation as a leading, Western Australian-based social and economic research centre.
Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the BCEC was unique in its approach to delivering trusted, independent research combined with a strong commitment to communication, outreach and engagement.
“The BCEC continues to affirm its standing as the premier economic and social research institute in Western Australia and I am delighted our partnership with Bankwest is continuing,” Professor Terry said.
“Under the leadership of Professor Alan Duncan, the BCEC produces high quality and independent research on key economic and social issues that contribute to the wellbeing of families, businesses and communities.”
Bankwest Managing Director Rowan Munchenberg said Bankwest was proud to support the independent and impactful research being carried out by the BCEC.
“Through the work of the BCEC, community leaders in WA and at a national level have access to expertise and insights that can help us all adapt to, and prosper in, our rapidly changing world,” Mr Munchenberg said.
BCEC Advisory Board Chair Timothy Marney said the BCEC had become an important source of knowledge and policy analysis for decision makers locally, nationally and increasingly internationally.
“The Centre is providing businesses and policy makers with economic and social thought leadership on some of the greatest challenges society is facing, offering them a range of potential evidence-based solutions,” Mr Marney said.
The BCEC was established in 2012 through the generous support of Bankwest, a division of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.