Welcome to Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research

The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is Australia’s foremost social science research body focusing on Indigenous economic and social policy from a national perspective. CAEPR aims to undertake social science research on Indigenous policy and development which is excellent by the best international and disciplinary standards and that informs intellectual understanding, public debate, policy formation and community action.

The Centre is funded from a variety of sources including the ANU, the Australian Research Council, industry and philanthropic partners, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and State and Territory governments. The principal objective of CAEPR is to undertake high-quality, independent research that will assist in furthering the social and economic development and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia. It aims to combine academic and teaching excellence on Indigenous economic and social development and public policy with realism, objectivity and relevance.

Recent CAEPR publications

Advancing Aboriginal Interests in the New South Wales Renewable Energy Transition

Discussion paper

Norman, H, Briggs, C & Apolonio, T

302 / 2023

Preliminary Findings of the OCHRE Local Decision Making Evaluation Stage 2

Commissioned reports

Howard-Wagner, D & Markham, F

01/23 / 2023

Local Decision Making Stage 2 Accords Negotiation: Barang Accord Negotiation Evaluation Report

Commissioned reports

Howard-Wagner, D & Harrington, M.

4 / 2022

OCHRE Local Decision Making Stage 2 Accords Negotiation Evaluation: Synthesis Report

Commissioned reports

Howard-Wagner, D, O'Bryan, M & Harrington, M

1 / 2022

Updated:  15 September 2023/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications