Economics & Deregulation

Economics & Deregulation

Economic policy research has been a core area of the Institute of Public Affairs since the IPA was founded in 1943. The IPA examines state and federal tax, spending and regulatory initiatives, looking carefully at the unintended consequences of government intervention in the economy. Of particular interest are tax reform, government spending, industrial relations, trade liberalisation, economic freedom, physical and intellectual property rights and regulation.

Sub-topics of Economics & Deregulation

News

IMF Report Shows Old-Time Fiscal Religion Is Needed To Counter The New Mediocre

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 20th February, 2017

The latest annual IMF Australia Consultation might have passed unnoticed but for this highly damning statement: "the new mediocre". Perhaps they...

Taxi licence compensation sends the wrong message

Economics & Deregulation | Darcy Allen
Herald Sun 15th February, 2017

Lines of taxi drivers crawled across the Bolte Bridge in Melbourne on Monday. Their protest wasn't over pay, conditions or safety. It was over the...

The UK’s relationship with Australia will be revitalised after Brexit

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
Brexit Central 30th January, 2017

Theresa May confirmed in her landmark speech at Lancaster House earlier in the month that Brexit really does mean Brexit. Britain will be leaving...

More of the same is not good enough

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation Australia 20th December, 2016

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia's budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer...

Key lesson is that a bold agenda is possible

Economics & Deregulation | Andrew Bushnell
Australian Financial Review 6th December, 2016

The New Zealand prime minister is rightly being showered with praise from over this side of the Tasman. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Key's...

Brexit means Brexit – and democracy, too

Economics & Deregulation | Matthew Lesh
The Spectator Australia 7th November, 2016

The stench of elite hatred for democracy is sifting through the streets of London. The courts have ruled against the Government's ability to...

Publications

Minor Party Voters Fed Up With Red Tape

MEDIA RELEASE | Evan Mulholland

Fifty-two per cent of minor party voters believe Australia is over-regulated, according to an Essential Research poll released on 14 February 2017. "This is clear evidence that minor party voters are fed up with the burden imposed by red tape and...

New Research Program To Improve Policy Advice

MEDIA RELEASE | Simon Breheny

This week the Institute of Public Affairs launched its new Parliamentary Research Brief Program which will provide concise analysis on topical issues direct to parliamentarians. "The program builds on what the IPA has always been about:...

IPA: Construction Costs In Melbourne Sky High

MEDIA RELEASE | Gideon Rozner

Construction and labour costs in Melbourne are among the highest in the world, second only to places like New York, according to a new research paper The Impact of the prohibitive cost of building in Victoria by the free market think tank the...