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Alan Moran

Portrait of Alan Moran

Director, Deregulation Unit

Dr Alan Moran, Director of the IPA's Deregulation Unit, is an economist who has made a specialty of regulatory matters, in particular covering energy, global warming, housing, transport, and competition issues.  He has written three books on these matters delivered dozens of addresses and had over a hundred press articles published.

Alan has worked in a range of positions with the Federal Departments of Trade and Industry and Commerce. He headed up the Commonwealth's Business Regulation Review Unit within the Productivity Commission.  He became the Research Director of the Tasman Institute (now ACIL Tasman) in 1990 where he worked on privatization and environmental economics.  He joined the Victorian Department of Agriculture, Energy and Minerals, in 1994 as Deputy-Secretary of Energy.

He joined the IPA in 1996.

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Poll: Aussies won't pay for climate schemes


A new poll conducted for the Institute of Public Affairs by Galaxy Research shows an increasing number of Australians are unwilling to pay to fight global warming. The poll also shows a stable attitude towards the science of climate change. 1,059...

Energy Policy for Australia


Submission to the White Paper on Energy

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements


The carbon tax was the tombstone of the ALP's 2013 election policy platform. But it is only one of a family of measures providing nutrition for the crusade by numerous scientists, officials, university lecturers and renewable energy installers...

Submission to the Australian Energy Market Commissions Review of Retail Electricity Market Trends


Efficiency of Different Electricity Jurisdictions' Residential Supply

Commonwealth reform negative value-adding components


Programs Identified with Negative Benefits

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Beware of wolves wrapped in climate change

Economics & Deregulation, Energy and Climate Change | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 4th April, 2014

In The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio's mentor says, "Nobody knows if the stocks will go up, down, sideways" and explains that the...

A bonfire of deadwood

Economics & Deregulation and Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
Australian Financial Review 21st March, 2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his energetic parliamentary secretary, Josh Frydenberg, have delivered the government's first bonfire of...

Energy plan puts public service before public good

Economics & Deregulation and Energy | Alan Moran
The Australian 14th March, 2014

The energy white paper under preparation proclaims that government has a role in the energy industry. But it is one that is best limited to...

Why Paul Howes is almost right on energy costs

Economics & Deregulation and Energy | Alan Moran
Herald Sun 7th March, 2014

Union leader Paul Howes maintains the cause of Australia's industry competitiveness loss is energy policy, not Australia's labour regulations and...

Thirty years on and government still tackling over-regulation

Economics & Deregulation and Deregulation Unit | Alan Moran
Australian Financial Review 27th February, 2014

This year marks the 30th anniversary of when an Australian government first turned its attention to combating excessive regulation. In 1984, prime...