The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) was established at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University, with the mission to undertake independent research and policy analysis relevant to the Australian tax and transfer system. The TTPI aims to carry out and support independent research and policy development in taxes and transfers for public benefit to achieve state and national goals in Australia and throughout the region, over the long term. The establishment of the TTPI implemented Recommendation 134 of the Henry Review.

TTPI pursues the following strategies to support excellent research for tax and transfer policy for public benefit:

  • Building postgraduate, doctoral and postdoctoral research positions in all disciplines relevant to tax and transfer policy;
  • Forming partnerships with other universities in Australia and throughout the world to harness the best expertise on taxes and transfers;
  • Publishing research and policy analysis widely in both academic and public forums to inform, enhance and influence public knowledge and debate about taxes and transfers.
  • Engaging with government agencies to learn about policy concerns and to build researcher access to data on taxes and transfers for evidence-based policy, including through secondments and exchanges between academic, government and private sector.
  • Holding public and invitational events on tax and transfer policy to inform, engage and influence policymakers, stakeholders and the public and to further academic research.
  • Establishing a network of fellows across relevant academic disciplines including public finance, economics, law, accounting, political science, psychology, governance and philosophy.

TTPI does not exist to offer a single perspective on tax and transfer policy. Rather, it aims to foster a richness and diversity in tax and transfer policy research in Australia and internationally for the short and long term, exploring issues and solutions to the critical tax and transfer policy challenges facing governments over the next few decades.

More detail about the activities, strategy and funding of the TTPI is in our Annual Reports available on our website.