The state of the state

By · September 5th, 2014

In the lead up to the November state election, Brody Viney takes a look at how the Victorian economy is tracking.

The cost of the repeal

By · August 17th, 2014

Matthew Rao explains why the carbon tax should have never been politicised.

The surging housing market

By · August 11th, 2014

Olivia Robins anticipates the difficulties for young adults entering the real estate market.

Debt crisis or no debt crisis?

By · August 6th, 2014

Anisha Kidd considers the debt crisis, an ongoing saga in the Australian political and economic landscape.

Carbon cost: reflecting upon the repeal

By · July 18th, 2014

Brody Viney ponders the intersection of economics and climate change policy.

Why the federal budget represents the victory of the Baby Boomers over the ‘Alphabet soup’ generations

By · July 15th, 2014

Professor Stephen King lays down evidence which suggests the 2014 federal budget was a series of moves to protect the Baby Boomers, by reducing the entitlements of the younger generations.

Can consultants save universities?

By · July 4th, 2014

Alice He discusses the merits of universities hiring external consultants to streamline operations.

Life in the country – how do regional economies cope in the 21st century?

By · July 4th, 2014

Chris Weinberg reflects on Portland’s role in a changing Australian economy.

Time for the states to have income tax?

By · July 1st, 2014

Professor Stephen King explains why state income taxes is an idea whose ‘time has come’.

Harping on about productivity

By · June 30th, 2014

Joey Moloney explains how the Harper inquiry into competition policy could boost productivity growth.

Gaming the system: predicting university fee decisions

By · June 27th, 2014

With debate heating up over the future of university fees, Brody Viney tries his hand at fortune telling – the game theory way.

How does welfare relate to productivity?

By · June 22nd, 2014

Daniel Tan takes up the case against reducing welfare, arguing that the Treasurer’s efforts to repair the Budget will not deliver us a productive, growing and sustainable Australia.

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