3 December 2017

Competition in Australia: Too little of a good thing?

The widely held belief that powerful firms control the Australian economy is a myth. But where a few firms dominate markets, such as in the supermarket and banking sectors, they earn higher profits.

26 February 2017

Stagnation nation? Australian investment in a low-growth world

Is Australia at risk of economic stagnation as the mining investment boom fades? While the decline in business investment is no cause for panic, policymakers must do more to ensure we remain a dynamic, growing economy.

13 April 2016

Peer-to-peer pressure: policy for the sharing economy

The rise of the sharing economy is about much more than saving money on taxi bills. It is changing travel, use of property and the job market. Governments should embrace it while reducing any downsides.

19 April 2015

Super savings

High fees are hurting the superannuation balances of millions of Australians. Government action can drive them down, taking the pressure off retirement and pension payments. Here’s how.

10 June 2014

The silver lining: cloud computing and small and medium enterprises

Small businesses are often slow to take up innovation, but cloud computing and other online technologies give them a chance to thrive.

27 April 2014

Super sting: how to stop Australians paying too much for superannuation

Australians are paying up to three times more than they should in superannuation fees. Change could save them $10 billion a year.

28 July 2013

The mining boom: impacts and prospects

The economic benefits of Australia’s 10-year mining boom far outweigh the costs, but the Federal Government has not saved enough of the boom’s proceeds to safeguard future Australian budgets.

5 July 2012

Game-changers: Supporting materials

These materials, which support the Game-Changers: Economic reform priorities for Australia report, identify 25 potential major economic reforms in terms of their size, the strength of the supporting evidence, and what we don’t know.

15 June 2012

Game-changers: Economic reform priorities for Australia

If Australian governments want to lift economic growth they must reform the tax mix, and increase the workforce participation rates of women and older people. These reforms could contribute $70 billion to the economy.

1 February 2011

Australia’s productivity challenge

Australia’s productivity performance has deteriorated over the past decade, across a broad range of industries. In the long run this will impair Australian quality of living, and our ability to respond to everything from an ageing population to climate change.