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Sinclair Davidson

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Senior Research Fellow

Sinclair Davidson is Professor of Institutional Economics in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a regular contributor to public debate. His opinion pieces have been published in The Age, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Conversation, Daily Telegraph, The Drum, Sydney Morning Herald, and Wall Street Journal Asia. Sinclair has published in academic journals such as the European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and the Cato Journal. He blogs at Catallaxy Files and Tweets @SincDavidson.

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What politicians need to know about negative gearing

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Sinclair Davidson

Low and middle income earners benefit most from negative gearing. To abolish negative gearing would make investment more difficult for low and middle income earners. 80 per cent of Australians who utilise negative gearing have an income of under...

80 per cent of Australians who negatively gear have incomes below 150000 dollars

MEDIA RELEASE | Sinclair Davidson

  Contrary to recent assertions, the true median income of Australians utilising negative gearing is just $88,751, according to new research by the free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs.   The report, What politicians...

Submission to Treasury consultation into exposure draft of Tax Laws Amendment

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The Tax Laws Amendment (Tax Integrity Multinational Anti-avoidance Law) Bill 2015 exposure draft represents an important and concerning watershed in the practice of Australian corporate tax governance. The draft bill would base the...

'Google tax' will damage Australia's investment reputation

MEDIA RELEASE | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

"The government's proposed ‘Google tax' is nothing more than a tax grab and will damage Australia's investment reputation," says Chris Berg, Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs. Treasurer Joe Hockey announced yesterday that...

Submission to the Senate Inquiry into Corporate Tax Avoidance

SUBMISSION | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

The terms of reference for this inquiry are broad. This submission can only tackle a small proportion of the issues raised by the terms of reference and are likely to be raised by the committee's deliberations. First, we outline the relative...

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Company taxes are an expensive burden on the economy

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 19th April, 2016

There seems to be a concerted effort to dissuade the Turnbull government from lowering the company tax rate in next month's budget. We've seen...

Why economists love and premiers hate the idea of income-taxing states

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 1st April, 2016

By Sinclair Davidson and Jason Potts Malcolm Turnbull has called for a dramatic shift in Australia's model of federalism, specifically seeking to...

Dick Smith couldn't compete and that is why it failed

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 6th January, 2016

Troubled electronics retailer Dick Smith's shock receivership leaves investors and customers on tenterhooks. All those shoppers who bought gift...

Why the Reserve Bank isn't the right regulator for our payments system

Economics & Deregulation | Jason Potts
The Conversation 14th October, 2015

Sinclair Davidson is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs. Jason Potts is an Adjunct Fellow at the Institute of Public...

It's cynical to attack business as a proxy for government

Ideas & Liberty | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 13th October, 2015

In a recent speech Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs argued that businesses should be held accountable for governments' violation of...