Research Fellow, Economics Program
Expertise: Fiscal and monetary policy, financial regulation, global economy and emerging markets
Dr Patrick Carvalho worked as a Research Fellow in the Economics Program at the Centre for Independent Studies. Prior to joining the CIS, he worked as the Head of the Economic Studies Division at the Federation of Industries of Rio de Janeiro and as a Lecturer in the Research School of Economics at the Australian National University.
A firm believer in individual sovereignty, Dr Carvalho has published in several Australian and international forums, including the recent Lowy Institute book Great Southern Lands: Building Ties between Australia and Brazil.
Patrick holds a PhD in Economics from the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and is a registered Brazilian lawyer with graduate degrees in commerce and international relations.
Investor-State Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Debunking the Myths 13 April 2016 | Research Report 13Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a legal provision in international agreements that enables foreign investors to take host states to an arbitral tribunal for alleged treaty breaches. The goal of investor-state arbitration is to provide a de-politicised, unbiased and law-based…READ MORE
Media & Commentary
Youth employment: The good, the bad and the ugly 06 May 2016 | Ideas@TheCentreThe Budget measures aiming at solving youth unemployment are an improvement on previous programmes, but fall short of targeting the real causes of a jobless youth. As my research shows, instead of headline spending figures, we need a growth agenda…read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Budget 2016: Timid Turnbull tinkers at top and bottom 03 May 2016CIS policy experts share their ‘first glance’ assessment of the Budget, with more detailed analysis to follow during the next couple of days as they unpick and unpack all the details. The 2015/16 Budget has no credible plan to reduce…read more
Anti-ISDS scaremongering based on myths 15 April 2016 | Ideas@TheCentreA new CIS Research Report released this week makes a strong case for ISDS provisions in our free trade agreements, helping to protect Australian investors from illegal foreign government actions. Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) is a legal provision in international…read more
MEDIA RELEASE: Australia loses no sovereignty in trade agreements with ISDS 12 April 2016It is wrong to fear Australia can lose sovereignty in free trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership — currently under intense parliamentary scrutiny — new research by Centre for Independent Studies economist Dr Patrick Carvalho finds. Investor-State Dispute Settlement…read more
Youth Unemployment in Australia 22 November 2015 | Research Report 7This report looks at quantifying the rising youth unemployment problem, understanding its causes and proposing policy solutions. Youth employment has progressively taken a hit after the Global Financial Crisis, practically doubling since mid-2008. At an average rate of 13.5% in the past 12 months, the jobless rate among those aged…READ MORE
Submission to the Financial System Inquiry Final Report 03 May 2015Submission to the Financial System Inquiry Final ReportREAD MORE