What is Superannuation?

What is superannuation? What is its purpose? Survey a group of people on these questions and you’re likely to get as many answers as there… Read More ›

Effective Marginal and Average Tax Rates: An Italian Case Study

The Italian tax-benefit system, as many others, generates a number of marginal rates—the statutory tax rates and the implicit tax rates, determined by tax deductions… Read More ›

Why Do Australians Participate (Or Not Participate) in Voluntary Savings in Superannuation?

Changes to superannuation guarantee have yet again been included in the 2018 Federal Budget. Since the introduction of the superannuation guarantee over a quarter of… Read More ›

Political Resource Curse: What Does Natural Resource Dependence Do to Public Revenue?

Conventional wisdom has it that countries reliant on natural resource exports are particularly vulnerable to external shocks. Their economies usually depend on a small range… Read More ›

Company Income Tax: Let’s Not Forget Why Context Matters

Often, the effects of a lower company income tax on investment, national income, government revenue and so forth are assessed as if company tax was… Read More ›

Pay Disclosure: Information Is Power for Employers and Empowers Employees

“The Crown’s Claire Foy paid less than male co-star, producers admit”. 14 Mar. 2018, The Guardian.   Suzanne Mackie, producer of the Netflix Series: “Going forward,… Read More ›

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