Archived publication for 2009
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State Business Tax Calculator - Fact Sheets - 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator (SBTC) is a quantitative model that measures the tax imposed on business by state governments. The latest information on tax rates and structures (as at 31 December 2009) are used to calculate tax liabilities.

Business Bearing the Burden 2009

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

The IPA State Business Tax Calculator calculates the level of state government taxes on business in each of the six Australian states. The IPA analysis reveals: South Australia has the highest taxes on business, while Western Australia has the...

Costly, ineffectual and protectionist carbon tariffs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson and Caitlin Brown

Many developed country governments are in the process of negotiating for the introduction of carbon price signals to incentivise business and consumers to reduce their carbon footprint. Individual European countries and the European Union already...

The moral value of free markets

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Michael Warby

Speech from the launch of Richard Morgan's Lessons From The Global Financial Crisis: The Relevance of Adam Smith on Morality and Free Markets. We are here today to launch Richard Morgan's book, a book that applies 18th century wisdom to current...

How much do we actually spend on early childhood?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alex Robson

International comparisons of public spending data are ubiquitous in economics. But what do such exercises actually tell us? When performed correctly by economists, international comparisons can often provide useful information and insights into...

Another Nobel for market economics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Elinor Ostrom, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is not your average Nobel winner, writes Julie Novak

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Stimulus Packages

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson and Ashton de Silva

Australia has experienced a generation of economic reform. The Australian economy is much more resilient to economic downturns now than it has been in the past. Of course our economy is somewhat vulnerable to international events and we do not...

Tax Cuts Not Stimulus Spending

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Alex Robson

Over the course of the 2008-09 financial year the Australian Government took a series of significant fiscal policy decisions which were designed to act as an economic stimulus. This paper asks the following simple hypothetical question: if those...

Tax Cuts Instead of Stimulus Spending Gives Average Australian $8,200 Tax Cut

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Over the course of the 2008-09 financial year the Australian Government took a series of significant fiscal policy decisions which were designed to act as an economic stimulus. This paper asks the following simple hypothetical question: if those...

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Trade Practices Amendment (Blacktown Amendment) Bill 2009

SUBMISSION | Sinclair Davidson

There are a number of problems associated with legislating against geographic price discrimination. In this paper Sinclair Davidson concentrates on two problems. The first is the practical problem of cost differentials across geographic space....

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