Finance, Banking, Monetary Systems

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Research into why a sound financial and monetary system is critical for economic prosperity continues to be an ongoing project at the CIS.

Publications

  1. Submission to the National Commission of Audit

    Alexander Philipatos, Jennifer Buckingham, Jeremy Sammut, Robert Carling, Simon Cowan, Stephen Kirchner, Trisha Jha | 01 Apr 2014 | TARGET30 Papers

    The federal government’s Commission of Audit (CoA) was established in 2013 to review the performance and role of government.... Read More...

  2. TARGET30: Reducing the burden for future generations

    David Murray AO, Maurice Newman, Simon Cowan | 01 Jul 2013 | Policy Forum

    TARGET30 is a campaign promoting smaller government and cutting government spending to less than 30% of GDP in the next 10... Read More...

  3. Australia’s Future Fiscal Shock

    Robert Carling | 28 Sep 2012 | Issue Analysis

    Government is facing the arduous task of securing sustainable expenditure, revenue and debt beyond the current four-year... Read More...

  4. Regulation or Strangulation? Banking After the Global Financial Crisis

    Ian Harper, Robert Carling | 12 Jun 2012 | Policy Forum

    Inadequate regulation of finance has taken much of the blame for the global financial crisis, leading governments around... Read More...

  5. The Condensed Wealth of Nations and The Incredibly Condensed Theory of Moral Sentiments

    Eamonn Butler | 12 Jun 2012 | Occasional Papers

    In The Condensed Wealth of Nations, Eamonn Butler condenses Adam Smith’s work and explains the key concepts in The Wealth... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Car crashes and banking capital levels

    Patrick Carvalho | 23 Mar 2015 | Business Spectator

    Are we willing to slow the speed limit of Australia’s financial market? The impact on production, economic development ... Read More

  2. Fair and logical to put super into homes

    Patrick Carvalho | 12 Mar 2015 | Australian Financial Review

    Despite vocal opposition, Australia’s Superannuation System would actually be strengthened by letting super savings ... Read More

  3. Public policy reforms will control our destiny

    Patrick Carvalho | 05 Mar 2015 | Business Spectator

    The RBA has decided for now to maintain the benchmark interest rates it pays on overnight funds (aka the ‘cash rate’) ... Read More

  4. The ideological chasm of budget fairness

    Simon Cowan | 17 Sep 2014 | ABC The Drum

    There are growing differences between the left and right about budget fairness stemming from a deeper ideological divide ... Read More

  5. Australia mustn't jump the gun on macro-prudential policy

    Stephen Kirchner | 25 Jul 2014 | Business Spectator

    There are good reasons for Australia not to follow other countries in making greater use of macro-prudential policy instruments.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. The third retirement pillar - home equity and pension inequity

    Simon Cowan | 21 Nov 2014

    The system for supporting retired Australians is said to rest on three pillars: the age pension, superannuation and the family ...

  2. What the RBA really said about renting versus buying

    Stephen Kirchner | 25 Jul 2014

    A recent Reserve Bank paper makes an excellent case for being indifferent between renting or buying before the fact....

  3. Improving housing affordability begins at home

    Stephen Kirchner | 11 Jul 2014

    The increase in house prices over the last few decades is well explained by economic fundamentals....

  4. Fascinating fiscal facts

    Robert Carling | 30 May 2014

    Tax of $18,108 per capita should be more than enough to satisfy government, but government spend in 2012-13 was more than ...

  5. The budget deficit in the (very) long term

    Robert Carling | 21 Feb 2014

    Australia faces a budget problem far into the future due to the fiscal costs of population ageing and evolving health care ...

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