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Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies (VISES) was established as the Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES), at Victoria University in 1993, and is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Australia. Its research output is of high quality and is influential at both national and international levels. VISES is now part of the Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities.

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2018-19 VISES PUBLICATIONS

UNFPA project papers forthcoming in special issue of Journal of Adolescent Health 2019

Employment and productivity benefits of enhanced educational outcomes: A preliminary modelling approach
By P. Sheehan and H. Shi

Evaluating the employment benefits of education and targeted interventions to reduce child marriage
By B. Rasmussen, N. Maharaj, P. Sheehan, and H. Friedman

A health-system based investment case for adolescent health
By K. Sweeny, H. Friedman, P. Sheehan, M. Fridman and H. Shi

Better secondary schooling outcomes for adolescents in low- and middle-income countries: projections of cost-effective approaches
By A. Wils, P. Sheehan and H. Shi

Reduced road traffic injuries for young people: a preliminary investment analysis
Reduced Road Traffic Injuries for Young People: A Preliminary Investment Analysis
By J. Symons, E. Howard, K. Sweeny, M. Kumnick, P. Sheehan

OTHER RECENT ARTICLE

The Lancet 2018
Investing in non-communicable diseases: An estimation of the return on investment for prevention and treatment services
By M.Y. Bertram, K. Sweeny, J.A. Lauer, D. Chisholm, P. Sheehan, B. Rasmussen, S,R, et al.

2019 NEW VISES  PROJECTS

Cost of Eliminating Child Marriage and Intimate Partner Violence 2019
Funded by the United Nations Population Fund.
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Cost Benefit Analysis of Health Interventions to Improve Labour Productivity in China 2019
Funded by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
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Investment Framework Case Study: Estimating the Impacts and Opportunity Costs of Social Sector Investments for Adolescents (10-19 years) in Burundi 2019
Funded by UNICEF (Burundi)
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WorkWell Evaluation: Measuring Cost Effectiveness and Return on Investmen (ROI) of the WorkWell Program 2019
Funded by WorkSafe Victoria
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2017 JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Lancet 2017
Building the foundations for sustainable development: A case for global investment in the capabilities of adolescents
By P. Sheehan, K. Sweeny, B. Rasmussen et al. 2017.

A VISES team in conjunction with UNFPA published research in The Lancet finding that investing in adolescent health and education could bring 10-fold economic benefit. This investment will not only transform the lives of girls and boys around the world, but will also generate high economic returns, especially in low income countries.
Read the analysis in The Lancet

 

OTHER CURRENT AND RECENT VISES  PROJECTS

Building Strength and Capability Through Diversity 2017-2019
Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC.
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A Case for National Investment in Adolescent Health and Wellbeing in India, 2018
Funded by the United Nations Population Fund.
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Scoping Study: Costs of Climate Change Impacts on the Social Determinants of Health and Wellbeing 2017
Funded by the Victoria Department of Health and Human Services.
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Regional and Sectoral Vulnerability Assessment for Victoria Phase I 2017
Funded by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
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Developing Robust Indicators for Valuing Laneway Greening 2017
Funded by the City of Melbourne.
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Survey on Human Resources per Household: Timor-Leste 2017
Funded by the Government of Timor Leste.
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Provision of Training for Understanding and Applying Risk Ownership to Natural Hazard Risk 2017
Funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazard CRC.
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