Understanding New Resource Projects

Kenneth W. Clements, Jiawei Si, Thomas Simpson

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Abstract

The surge in new resource projects has been a prominent feature of the recent strong performance of the Australian economy, with mining and energy investment accounting for almost one-half of all private investment. Although the current round of resource investment has now peaked, as swings in the resource sector tend to repeat themselves, there is an ongoing need to carefully understand the available information sources. We use a specially developed panel of matched projects from three widely followed, but under-researched, sources to analyze cost inflation, the biases, the degree of independence, and timeliness of each source. This information is of use to policy makers who have to closely monitor these developments, analysts following the resources sector, and project proponents wanting to know something about the typical cost profile of a project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)584-600
JournalReview of Income and Wealth
Volume62
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

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