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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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Labor costings pass, but scare tactics detract

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 27th June, 2016

The ALP have just released their budget costings document. I have mixed feelings - on the one hand it is a necessary feature of "democracy by...

The crunch keeps coming on Fairfax - but does the blame lie solely with management?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 17th May, 2016

Last week a reported 20 to 30 Fairfax Media journalists were made involuntarily redundant. While recognising in a dynamic economy that businesses...

So what if Malcolm Turnbull was named in the Panama Papers?

Ideas & Liberty | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 16th May, 2016

Australians woke up on Thursday morning to the news that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had been named as a (former) director of a "Panama Papers"...

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...