4 December 2017
A conversation with Grattan Program Director Jim Minifie, Senior Associate Cameron Chisholm and Associate Lucy Percival. 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.
10 October 2017
In part 2 of this two-episode podcast, with the help of Australian Perspectives Fellow Brendan Coates and Productivity Growth Director Jim Minifie we follow up on our discussion into the evidence that economic growth may be slower in the future and what might explain it with an in-depth chat about what policymakers could do in response.
3 October 2017
Event recording: In this Policy Pitch event, an expert panel discussed the role of competition and competition policy in the Australian economy including, how valid concerns are about competition and market power in Australia; where competition is working less well than it could, and what are its limits as a policy tool; and what else policymakers should do to ensure competition benefits the community?
26 September 2017
One of the big policy debates in Australia and around the world right now is whether economic growth will be slower in the future than in the past. In part 1 of this two-episode series, with the help of Australian Perspectives Fellow Brendan Coates and Productivity Growth Director Jim Minifie, we take a deep dive into the evidence that economic growth may be slower in the future and what might explain it. Stay tuned for part 2 where we will discuss what policymakers could do in response.
11 April 2017
Event Podcast: Australia risks descent into economic stagnation as the mining investment boom fades. In this policy pitch event three experienced policy analysts discussed the state of the economy and how policy can reignite investment.
30 March 2017
Event podcast: In the first of Grattan Institute’s 2017 State of Affairs events, Productivity Growth Director Jim Minifie was joined on a panel by Joanna Batstone, Dr Charles Day and Martie-Louise Verreynne to explore technology and the economy.