Recent publications in Occasional Paper
The Harold Clough Lecture for 2002
Private ownership uses the same insights that Chadwick discovered two centuries ago. It is based on incentives and, harnessed with competition to meet market needs, is the most powerful means of promoting efficiency and high living standards.
A description of the system of rorting and collusion operating in the Australian commercial construction sector (A submission to the Cole Royal Commission from the Institute of Public Affairs) The IPA contends that, in the commercial...
Just How Many Are There? Employees? Independent Contractors? Clarifying the Confusing Statistics.
The electricity and gas markets are fundamentally commodity markets. But they differ from other commodity markets in two major respects.
A Speech to the Utilicon TasPower Conference
Concerns have been expressed around the world that the newly opened electricity markets have failed to be sufficiently competitive.
Opening up electricity and gas markets to competition forces retailers to seek better ways of meeting the needs of customers more cheaply and ensures that cross subsidies are made known.
WWF Says 'Jump!', Governments Ask 'How High?' A case study suggests that governments need to better scrutinize allegations of environmental harm and those who make them by Jennifer Marohasy and Gary Johns '[We] base our work on sound...
In 1973/4 when the first energy crisis was underway, there were many risks perceived to result from the quadrupling of oil prices that OPEC engineered. Originally delivered as an Address to APEC Conference 'Kyoto---The Impact on Australia',13...