Benjamin Thompson

Benjamin Thompson

Student at Monash University currently studying a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Economics & Business Strategy and Business Statistics that is primarily interested in monetary policy and economic development (but does not mind dabbing his feet into other areas!).

The Politics of Growth: How Institutions Shape Our World

By · April 9th, 2021

All around the world institutions have shaped the economic outcomes we see today. In this article, join Benjamin Thompson as he discusses the implications of institutional divergence around the world on economic growth and technological innovation.

Revisiting Monetary Policy: Current Issues, Temporary Price Level Targeting and the Productivity Norm Rule

By · March 4th, 2021

The current inflation targeting regime in Australia is falling short of meeting its policy goals, join Benjamin Thompson as he investigates how to redesign the current framework of monetary policy to allow the RBA to better achieve its mandate.

The Energy Supply Myth: Why The Government’s Gas Lead Recovery Plan Is Dubious At Best

By · October 15th, 2020

In this article, Benjamin Thompson analyses the merit behind the gas lead recovery spearheaded by the Australian government, and realises there’s not much merit to be found.

Market Monetarism Maybe? The Case for Nominal GDP Targeting in Australia

By · August 16th, 2020

It’s time to move on from inflation targeting, a rules-based approach to monetary policy that stabilises nominal income growth can ensure financial stability and economic prosperity for the Australian economy.

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