4 December 2017

Competition in Australia: Too little of a good thing?

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

Are we facing a low growth future? – Part 2

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

Competition in the Australian economy: too little of a good thing? – Melbourne

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

Are we facing a low growth future? – Part 1

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.

16 May 2017

Budget 2017: the verdict

A conversation with Grattan’s CEO, John Daley and Australian Perspectives Fellow, Brendan Coates, featuring guest interviews with Grattan Program Directors, Jim Minifie, Stephen Duckett, Marion Terrill, Pete Goss and Andrew Norton. A guide to the 2017 Budget – the main themes, budget repair, budget methodology and Bill Shorten’s Budget reply.

11 April 2017

Stagnation nation? Australian investment in a low-growth world – Melbourne

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.

3 April 2017

A dearth of diversity: Australia’s women problem

An interview podcast with Australian Perspectives Fellow, Danielle Wood on the causes of the shortage of women in leadership and influence roles in Australia and what can be done to address it.

30 March 2017

How is technology reshaping the economy?

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.