Ben Spies-Butcher

Ben Spies-Butcher is Associate Professor in the Macquarie School of Social Sciences at Macquarie University. Ben completed his PhD in Economics at the University of Sydney while working in the non-government sector on issues of human rights. His research focuses on the economics and politics of social and environmental policy, and political participation.

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  • Budget Forum 2024: Universalism by Design? Unpacking the Politics of Inflation, 29 May 2024
  • [October Budget 2022] Australia’s First Wellbeing Budget Leaves People Behind, 08 Nov 2022
  • Has COVID-19 Opened the Door to an Australian Basic Income?, 22 Feb 2021
  • HECS and the Rise of the Investment State, 01 May 2019