Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level A or Academic Level B
Salary package: Level A $70,107 – 88,446 / Level B $96,087 – 109,181 plus 17% Superannuation

Terms: Full-time, fixed term appointment of 12 months


Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) is a research institute within the Crawford School of Public Policy, one of five Schools/Centres in CAP. The Crawford School of Public Policy is Australia’s premier public policy school, with recognised world-class expertise and experience in economics, political science, environmental management and development, and on key Asia-Pacific countries.

The TTPI carries out empirical and theoretical research on tax and transfer policy, law and implementation for public benefit in Australia, responding to the need to adapt Australia’s tax and transfer system to meet contemporary challenges.

The TTPI, in partnership with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), is managing an Australian Research Council Linkage Project that is exploring ways to improve compliance and collection in the Australian tax system. The project aims to tackle the most challenging aspect of tax administration being payment and debt of individuals and businesses, by applying behavioural insights to design innovative payment interventions and evaluating their effects by rigorous randomised controlled trials. The empirical analysis will be combined with a study of regulatory and administrative processes to support the ultimate goal of a legitimate, fair, cost-effective and responsive tax system.

The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will be centrally engaged in the conduct of field trials in the ATO to experimentally test behavioural theories of tax compliance and collection including through randomised controlled trials. The Fellow will be responsible for day to day project liaison and management under supervision of ANU researchers.

The opportunity is being offered as a full-time, fixed term appointment of 12 months.

For further information please contact Professor Robert Breunig on +61 02 6125 2148 or [email protected] 

Applications close: 05 Aug 2018 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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