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. Hitting the ‘rich’ no solution to budget deficit problem

    Robert Carling | 08 Apr 2015 | The Australian

    The campaign against tax concessions is finding oxygen in a climate of public opinion that has little tolerance for spending ... Read More

  2. Financial System Inquiry's pre-emptive power straight out of Hollywood script

    Patrick Carvalho | 08 Apr 2015 | The Canberra Times

    Some suggestions from the Financial System Inquiry might have you thinking you’re in the Hollywood blockbuster Minority ... Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Deflation is bad

    Patrick Carvalho | 24 Apr 2015

    For starters, Australia is not facing at present an imminent danger of deflation -- as a closer, less sensationalist look ...

  2. Reflecting on Tax Freedom Day

    Robert Carling | 10 Apr 2015

    Balance needs to be restored to a narrative that sees tax concessions as nothing but distortions and rorts favouring the ...

  3. Opening the tax reform can of worms

    Robert Carling | 02 Apr 2015

    The current ramshackle tax system is the product of compromises, tinkering, political pragmatism and budget ad hoccery over ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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....

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