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
- The Global Financial Crisis
- Deregulation Unit
- Work Reform and Productivity Unit
- Housing: The Great Australian Dream Project
- Media, Telecommunications and IT Unit
- Trade & IP Unit
- Northern Australia Project
Submission to the White Paper on Energy
How behavioural taxes deliver perverse outcomes
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...
Australian Government Economic Review of South Australia and Victoria
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...
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...
How health-first paternalism is promoted by government to corrode choice.
"The Abbott government should immediately rule out a bailout of Qantas. Any proposal for Qantas to be subsidised in order to remain competitive would be an enormous waste of taxpayer funds, and would set a terrible precedent for other large...
Reports that the Abbott government has decided to retain the former Labor government's tobacco excise increase is a pre Christmas blow to the budget of low income earners, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. "The...
The Rudd government's Economic Statement, released today, reveals a raft of damaging tax hikes to bankroll a continuing spending splurge over the next few years, according to free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs. ‘The...