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Good Policy Needs Good Data. So Why Is It Locked Up?

As the engines of economic growth slow in Australia, there is a need for innovative policy changes to both raise economic growth but also to… Read More ›

Means-Testing and Temptation: How Self-Control Affects the Welfare Effects of Various Social Security Arrangements

Many social security systems across the world link pension benefits to earnings. The rules vary significantly across countries and pension schemes, ranging from purely unfunded… Read More ›

Do Tax Structures Affect Indonesia’s Economic Growth?

Recently, efforts to reform Indonesia’s taxation system have been underway. Several proposals have been made internally in the Government and one of them recommends a… Read More ›

Investment, the Corporate Tax Rate, and the Pricing of Franking Credits

Rarely, if ever, has it been shown anywhere that corporate income or related taxes are either fully priced or close to fully priced based entirely… Read More ›

Why We Use Private Trusts in Australia: The Income Tax Dimension Explained

There are a large number of trusts, particularly discretionary trusts, in Australia. This was highlighted in one of the Australian Labour Party’s (ALP) tax reform… Read More ›