In view of the Madoff scam, is it time to adjust our thinking towards our financial regulators, asks James Murray and Wilson Sy: Many people expect financial regulatory agencies (regulators) to protect them from unethical… more
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In this paper CPD fellow Ian McAuley outlines the main implications of behavioural economics for financial decision-making, breaking down the myth that market participants are always rational decision-makers who act to maximise their own best… more
CDP fellow Ian McAuley surveys Australia’s economic structure, including an outline of some long-term and medium-term challenges for Australian economic policy in his Australian Economic Fact Sheet for the Australia Collaboration, a group of peak… more
In the second of his series of three articles on investment in the disadvantaged, Robert Salter identifies some key obstacles to implementing the increased investment he advocated in April InSight. His third article, in the… more
In this discussion paper for the Centre for Policy Development, Fred Argy demolishes the myths underpinning the bipartisan consensus falsely described as ‘fiscal conservatism’.
In his new discussion paper for the Centre for Policy Development, Fred Argy demolishes eight myths underpinning what currently passes for “fiscal conservatism” in Australia. The view that neither taxes nor public debt levels should… more
Australians are addicted to debt but we can’t afford to keep borrowing at current levels forever, according to a new report by Centre for Policy Development fellow Dr Steve Keen.
Australians are addicted to debt but we can’t afford to keep borrowing at current levels forever. ‘Deeper in Debt’ is CPD fellow Steve Keen‘s analysis of Australia’s looming crisis in housing affordability and private debt.