Working papers

​​ABARES publishes working papers to provide its research teams with the opportunity for external peer review of ongoing research projects.

These papers are technical in nature and written in the style of a journal paper. Some of these working papers may be submitted to and accepted by a journal, or they may continue development as part of a research report intended for formal publication as an ABARES product.

The views expressed in a working paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of ABARES or the Australian Government.

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Current working papers

Farmpredict: a micro-simulation model of Australian broadacre farms

ABARES has developed a new model, farmpredict which can simulate the effects of price and climate variability on the production and profitability of Australian broadacre farms. farmpredict simulates the production of outputs, the use of inputs and changes in farm stocks at a farm level, given information on farm fixed inputs, input and output prices and prevailing climate conditions.

A micro-simulation model of irrigation farms in the southern Murray-Darling Basin

This paper presents a new farm level microsimulation model of irrigation activity within the southern Murray-Darling Basin (sMDB), developed by ABARES on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

Creative ​commons

ABARES working papers are available for your use under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence except content supplied by third parties, logos and the Commonwealth Coat of Arms.

Inquiries about the licence and any use of this document should be emailed to Copyright.

Use of ABARES material under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence requires you to attribute the work (but not in any way that suggests that ABARES endorses you or your use of the work).

ABARES material used 'as supplied'

Provided you have not modified or transformed ABARES material in any way including, for example, by changing the ABARES text; calculating percentage changes; graphing or charting data; or deriving new statistics from published ABARES statistics — then ABARES  prefers the following attribution:

Source: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

Derivative material

If you have modified or transformed ABARES material, or derived new material from those of ABARES in any way, then ABARES prefers the following attribution:

Based on Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences data


Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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