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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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Stop This Greed

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Chris Berg and Sinclair Davidson

This paper is a critique of the political claims which have accompanied the debate about multinational tax avoidance, both at the OECD and within Australia. The movement within Australia provides an example of domestic policymakers adapting...

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...

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IMF Report Shows Old-Time Fiscal Religion Is Needed To Counter The New Mediocre

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 20th February, 2017

The latest annual IMF Australia Consultation might have passed unnoticed but for this highly damning statement: "the new mediocre". Perhaps they...

More of the same is not good enough

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation Australia 20th December, 2016

Despite four prime ministers and four treasurers since 2013, Australia's budget situation has not improved. Only Chris Bowen has no case to answer...

Latest PBO costings won't hold any parties to account

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
The Conversation 5th August, 2016

While the Parliamentary Budget Office's (PBO) 2016 post-election report represents a massive undertaking in time and effort, it won't hold any...

What is the meaning of Andrew Leigh's pay cut?

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 26th July, 2016

Word is that all Labor MPs have to be a member of a trade union. It is surprising then that Andrew Leigh's union haven't been knocking on Bill...

Election 2016: Trickle-down economics is the rising tide that lifts all boats

Economics & Deregulation | Sinclair Davidson
Australian Financial Review 1st July, 2016

One of the biggest fallacies in economics is the zero sum game - the notion that any gain is someone else's loss. Nothing could be further from the...