Area Level Socioecononomic Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, 2016

Why measure socioeconomic outcomes? Although a person or family’s socioeconomic status does not define them or their contribution to society, there are many good reasons… Read More ›

The ‘Inequality Wars’: CEO Pay Is One Part of Complex Picture Post-GFC

Over the past year, there has been considerable disagreement about whether inequality has been rising or falling in Australia. There has also been debate about… Read More ›

Business Taxation and Wages: Redistribution and Asymmetric Effects

Corporate income taxation is very popular among many voters and policy makers because alleged wealthy capital owners are supposed to bear the burden. However, firms… Read More ›

From Basic Income to Poor Law and Back Again – Part 2: Whither the Welfare State?

In the first part of this series, we followed the introduction and abolition of the first ‘Basic Income’ scheme, the Speenhamland system in the United… Read More ›

Preparing for Self-Driving Vehicles: Impacts on City Financing

The next revolution in urban transportation is coming—autonomous vehicles (AVs). While the national governments in the US and Australia have considered the technological and safety… Read More ›

A Sugar Tax Will Benefit Our Most Disadvantaged Groups

For a long time, a major concern of the public health lobby’s proposed sugar-sweetened beverage tax has been that it would unfairly punish disadvantaged groups.… Read More ›