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
IPA State Business Tax Calculator Report
IPA State Business Tax Calculator Fact Sheet
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Unintentional self-parody has long being a forte of governments around the world. Yet a movement in recent years to create multi-layered government and quasi-governmental agencies, each existing simply to lobby each other to in turn lobby other...
The Chinese economic miracle is the latest and most comprehensive success story since the end of World War II. Veteran economists Ronald Coase and Ning Wang explain how in the space of three decades one of the world's poorest countries became the...
A framework for rightsizing commonwealth government employment
Analysis of trends on commonwealth government employment, released today by free market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs, shows that announced public service job cuts in the 2012 13 Budget will do little to dent the decade long growth of...
Submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee
Australia's tax system has its problems. Too complicated, too many special allowances and specific taxes, and too much money drained out of the pockets of working Australians. But things could be worse. Australia could have the British tax system,...
If Tony Abbott is to win office at the next federal election in 2013 he has a massive savings task ahead of him. Despite Wayne Swan's insistence that a ‘wafer-thin' surplus will be achieved in the 2013-2014 budget, Australia will still be in...