Recent debates around electricity prices and renewable energy policy have largely ignored the rapid drop in solar technology costs, and the cost and risks associated with ‘business as usual’. Download Going Solar report Going solar is the first economic assessment of future electricity… more
Ian McAuley and Peter Frank analyse the ‘Medicare Select’ proposal and find it wanting.
Jennifer Doggett proposes a complete rethink of the way we pay for health care in the Centre for Policy Development’s latest paper ‘Out of Pocket’
In this forthcoming research paper, CPD fellow James Slezak will explore the disconnect between Australia’s CO2 reduction targets and its spending on transport infrastructure.
One of Australia’s least fair and least effective forms of public investment is still growing like topsy. In this paper for the Centre for Policy Development Dr Ben Spies-Butcher and Adam Stebbing uncover Australia’s hidden welfare state.
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 interests.
CPD fellow Ian McAuley explores the intrinsic limitations of Australia’s current private health insurance system and explains how a single national health insurer can overcome them. McAuley argues that a single national insurer is more likely to be able to… more
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 ever increase is lazy and… more
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.
In a new discussion paper, ‘The Risk Society: social democracy in an uncertain world’, CPD fellow John Quiggin examines the role of government as the ultimate risk manager. He argues that risk will be the defining concept of the 21st… more