Robert Breunig

Professor Breunig is the Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the ANU and held the role of Acting Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy in 2015–16. He has worked in a number of important public policy areas including: the relationship between child care and women’s labour supply; the effect of immigration to Australia on the labour market prospects of Australians; and the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage.

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  • Too Much of a Good Thing? Australian Cash Transfer Replacement Rates During the Pandemic, 29 Aug 2023
  • Level the Tax-Raising Playing Field, 15 Aug 2023
  • How to Turn Stamp Duty Into a Land Tax Overnight, 26 Jun 2023
  • It’s Time to End Western Australia’s $4 Billion-Per-Year GST Bonus, 01 Jun 2023
  • Budget Forum 2023: Equity Is Hard to Achieve When Unfairness Is Baked into the System, 16 May 2023
  • Stop Super Tinkering, Start Asking How to Tax All Savings Fairly, 10 Mar 2023
  • Tax Breaks Cost a Reported $250 Billion, But Handle These New Figures With Care, 03 Mar 2023
  • Why We Need to Track Intergenerational School Performance, 14 Feb 2023
  • Let the States Specialise in Services and Leave Tax to the Feds, 06 Oct 2022
  • What Happened When We Gave Unemployed Australians Early Access to Their Super?, 15 Sep 2022
  • Death Duties Would Level Up Generational Tax-Wealth Inequalities, 08 Jul 2021
  • How Do Corporate Tax Rates Affect Location Decisions of Firms and a Country’s Industry Structure? Lessons for Australia, 13 Apr 2021
  • A Shocking Statistical Fact That Will Change the Way You Think About the Gender Pay Gap, 06 Apr 2021
  • How Can We Compare Tax Systems?, 17 Dec 2020
  • NSW’s Brave Stamp Duty Switch Should Be Even Bolder, 27 Nov 2020
  • Workers Bear 71% to 100% of the Cost of Increases in Compulsory Super, 20 Nov 2020
  • [Budget Forum 2020] Looking for Bold Reform? Get Rid of Payroll Taxes, 06 Oct 2020
  • We Need Super, but We’re Taxing It the Wrong Way Round, 13 Aug 2020
  • Progressive in Theory, Regressive in Practice: That’s How We Tax Income From Savings, 20 Jul 2020
  • Strengthening JobKeeper, 24 Jun 2020
  • Let’s Finally Reform the Tax System, 28 Apr 2020
  • The Australian Government Opens a Coronavirus Super Loophole: It’s Legal to Put Your Money In, Take It Out, and Save on Tax, 03 Apr 2020
  • That Moving Graph of US Tax Rates That Went Viral, It’s Probably Wrong. Here’s Why, 28 Nov 2019
  • Good Policy Needs Good Data. So Why Is It Locked Up?, 12 Nov 2019
  • What Will the Coalition Be Remembered for on Tax? Tinkering, Blunders and Lost Opportunities, 11 Apr 2019
  • Australia’s Mature Age Worker Tax Offset: The Employment Effects and Fiscal Cost Consequences, 15 Oct 2018
  • Pay Disclosure: Information Is Power for Employers and Empowers Employees, 23 Jul 2018
  • Baby Bonuses: Natural Experiments in Cash Transfers, Birth Timing and Child Outcomes, 09 Jul 2018
  • Budget Forum 2018: Cuts to Personal Income Tax – A Mixed Bag, 10 May 2018
  • Quantifying the Effects of Child Care Subsidy Reform on Labour Supply, Child Care Demand and Household Finances for Two-Parent Households, 01 Feb 2018