Steven Hamilton

Steven Hamilton is a Visiting Scholar at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, and Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has a PhD and an MA in economics from the University of Michigan, and a First-Class Honours degree in economics from the University of Queensland. He is a former Australian Treasury official who worked on a number of federal budgets.

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  • Super for Housing or the Government as a Co-owner: How Liberal and Labor Home-Buyer Schemes Compare, 19 May 2022
  • [Budget Forum 2020] It’s Not the Size of the Budget Deficit That Counts; It’s How You Use It, 08 Oct 2020
  • How to Tweak JobKeeper, If We Must, 12 May 2020
  • JobKeeper Could Be a Depression Beater, 09 Apr 2020
  • Nothing Wrong With Refundable Franking Credits—Every Shareholder Has Paid Tax, It’s Just That Their Company Did It for Them, 17 May 2019
  • Negative Gearing isn’t a Rort—It’s an Essential Part of an Efficient Tax System, 17 May 2019
  • [Budget Forum 2019] The Instant Asset Write-off Will Lift Investment—but Is That What We Want?, 03 May 2019
  • [Budget Forum 2019] Targeted Tax Relief Makes the Tax System Fairer but the Economy Poorer, 15 Apr 2019
  • [Budget Forum 2019] A Simpler Tax System Should Spark Joy—Eliminating Tax Brackets Sadly Doesn’t, 09 Apr 2019