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

Publications

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Minimum wages must not rise: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

"High minimum wages discourage employment and workforce participation. An increase in the minimum wage will particularly hurt the unemployed and low income households," said Aaron Lane, Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute...

Poll: Aussies won't pay for climate schemes

MEDIA RELEASE | Alan Moran

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 | Alan Moran

Submission to the White Paper on Energy

A taxing approach to choice

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Aaron Lane

How behavioural taxes deliver perverse outcomes

IPA releases new Australian freedom index: WA freest state; Tas least free

MEDIA RELEASE | Julie Novak

New research has found that Western Australia was the freest state for economic activities in 2011, while Tasmania was the least free state, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "In an Australian first, the IPA...

Submission to Department of Industry

SUBMISSION | Julie Novak

Australian Government Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria

Bigger. Better. Cheaper

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

In October every year a group of non-profits and social reformers commemorate ‘Anti-Poverty Week', to raise awareness of poverty in Australia. This year Tim Costello labelled Australia as ‘a land of paradox, and one of the enduring...

The heavy cost of renewable energy requirements

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Moran

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...

Coastal shipping laws should be repealed

MEDIA RELEASE | Aaron Lane

Today the Institute of Public Affairs released an extensive report ‘Coastal Shipping Reform: Industry saviour or regulatory nightmare?' The report reviews the Australian coastal shipping trade, and in particular examines a suite of changes...

Health at all costs

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

How health-first paternalism is promoted by government to corrode choice.

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