Economic Policy

economic-policy

The Centre for Independent Studies is guided by the philosophy of free markets and individual responsibility. Our economic policy research centres on ideas that will strengthen Australia’s economy for the future and challenge the reach of big government.

With ongoing uncertainty for economies around the world, the CIS’ research into financial and monetary issues is more vital than ever in helping shape public policy.

Continuing economic reform is desperately needed in Australia, and that is why our TARGET30 program seeks to reduce waste in government and in the public sector, and to bring government spending under control.

For more information on our economic research, please proceed to:

 

Publications

  1. The Case for a New Australian Settlement: Ruminations of an Inveterate Economist

    Wolfgang Kasper | 25 Jun 2015 | Occasional Papers

    To enjoy prosperity into the future, Australia needs to establish an reform strategy that goes beyond economic policy and... Read More...

  2. Submission to the ReThink Tax Discussion Paper

    Robert Carling | 20 May 2015 | Submissions

    Submission to the ReThink Tax Discussion Paper

  3. The Age Old Problem of Old Age: Fixing the Pension

    Matthew Taylor, Simon Cowan | 27 Apr 2015 | Research Reports

    The Age Pension is unfair to poorer pensioners, badly targeted, and imposing an unsustainable rising cost on the taxpayer. Pension... Read More...

  4. The Age Old Problem of Old Age: Fixing the Pension

    Matthew Taylor, Simon Cowan | 27 Apr 2015 | TARGET30 Papers

    The Age Pension is unfair to poorer pensioners, badly targeted, and imposing an unsustainable rising cost on the taxpayer. Pension... Read More...

  5. Right or Rort? Dissecting Australia’s Tax Concessions

    Robert Carling | 08 Apr 2015 | Research Reports

    Calls to abolish tax concessions to increase revenue are often misguided. So-called tax concessions for capital gains tax,... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. When the recession comes

    Patrick Carvalho | 25 Jun 2015 | Business Spectator

     The crucial question is how well are we prepared as a nation to cope with a recessionary scenario?... Read More

  2. China-Australia Free Trade Agreement: The lump of labour fallacy resurges

    Patrick Carvalho | 18 Jun 2015 | ABC The Drum

    The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is a landmark victory for Australians, opening up a cornucopia of future ... Read More

  3. ASIC new funding model is backdoor taxation

    Patrick Carvalho | 05 Jun 2015 | Independent Financial Advisor

    The sugar-coated proposal to directly charge an industry — as if everyday Australians would be spared any cost — is misguided ... Read More

  4. A market-oriented solution for the too-big-to-fail problem

    Patrick Carvalho | 01 Jun 2015 | Business Spectator

    The Australian financial watchdog should embrace the new ERN convertible bonds, allowing banks to use these novel convertible ... Read More

  5. Work for the dole encore: will it work?

    Patrick Carvalho | 30 May 2015 | Canberra Times

    The National Work Experience Programme plan to allow jobseekers to do a part-time month of unpaid work experience ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Baird's budget bonanza

    Robert Carling | 26 Jun 2015

    The New South Wales 2015-16 budget announced this week demonstrates the O'Farrell/Baird governments have accomplished the ...

  2. Greece must deal with its past before its creditors

    Simon Cowan | 19 Jun 2015

    It may well be true that Greece will never pay back its debts, as Greek Finance Minister 'Aussie' Yanis Varoufakis claims. ...

  3. 50 shades of youth unemployment

    Patrick Carvalho | 19 Jun 2015

    The rise of a jobless youth contingent in Australia is a growing concern. But we cannot get a clear picture of the problem ...

  4. Death, taxes and political advertising

    Trisha Jha | 19 Jun 2015

    It feels like aeons ago that Kevin Rudd referred to taxpayer-funded political advertising commissioned by governments as ...

  5. A possible market solution to appropriate bank capital levels

    Patrick Carvalho | 05 Jun 2015

    The Australian financial watchdog should embrace ERNs, allowing banks to use these novel convertible bonds to meet higher ...

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