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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IPA welcomes minimum wage inquiry

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

"A Productivity Commission investigation of the harm caused by the minimum wage will hopefully be the first step towards its eventual abolition," says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at the free market think tank the Institute of Public...

No to the GST attack

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

Following recent direct and indirect tax increases, there has been speculation that the Abbott government is considering extending the GST to low value imports of $1,000 or less. Putting a GST on low value imports is unlikely to revive Australian...

Don't tax online shopping: New report

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

Extending the GST to online overseas purchases of $1,000 or less would be an expensive and damaging mistake, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. A new report, No to the GST attack:...

Government should reject call for higher taxes on Australians: IPA

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

The Abbott government should publicly reject the OECD's recommendation to slug Australians with higher taxes, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The latest OECD economic survey of Australia explicitly calls for...

OECD data shows Australia is not a low tax country

MEDIA RELEASE | Mikayla Novak

"The release of 2012 taxation statistics by the OECD dispels the myth that Australia is a low tax country," says Dr Mikayla Novak, Senior Research Fellow at free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. In its annual update of taxation...

Factsheet: Where have all the entrepreneurs gone?

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Dom Talimanidis

An analysis of new business creation in Australia

Factsheet: The myth of Australia as a 'low tax' country

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Mikayla Novak

An analysis of relative tax burdens

The sharing economy: How over-regulation could destroy an economic revolution

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Darcy Allen and Chris Berg

The sharing economy describes a rise of new business models (‘platforms') that uproot traditional markets, break down industry categories, and maximise the use of scarce resources. The best known services are the ridesharing system Uber and...

New Study: Big Fall in Entrepreneurs Threatens Australian Prosperity

MEDIA RELEASE | Dom Talimanidis

In a threat to our long term economic growth, fewer Australians are becoming entrepreneurs, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics...

New Study: SA has big fall in entrepreneurs

MEDIA RELEASE | Dom Talimanidis

In a threat to the state's long term economic growth, fewer South Australians are becoming entrepreneurs, according to new research released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. New IPA analysis of Australian Bureau of...

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