Eugenie Joseph

Research Fellow

Eugenie Joseph

Eugenie is a Research Fellow in the economics team at the CIS.  She specialises in regulation (in particular childcare), taxation and microeconomic policy.

Eugenie has completed a Bachelor of Economics at the University of Sydney. She has extensive experience in government, working for the Commonwealth Treasury in Canberra in the areas of business taxation, foreign investment, regulation and competition policy.  Eugenie has also worked in financial training at Fitch Learning in London. Eugenie has a passion for political and social history, as well as studying French in her spare time.


Featured Publication

  • Why we should defend capitalism 28 November 2018 | PP12
    Capitalism has become a controversial idea in recent years; yet economic markets and free enterprise are responsible for lifting millions of people out of abject poverty, improving the quality of life around the world, and creating shared prosperity. Capitalism has…...
    Capitalism has become a controversial idea in recent years; yet economic markets and free enterprise are responsible for lifting millions of people out of abject poverty, improving the quality of life around the world, and creating shared prosperity. Capitalism has…
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Media & Commentary

  • Neglect of young people a super problem 15 February 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Once again, politics in Canberra has triumphed over good policy — with young Australians the latest casualty. To pass its superannuation reform package through the Senate, the government on Thursday abandoned an important component of the reforms that would have helped…
    Once again, politics in Canberra has triumphed over good policy — with young Australians the latest casualty. To pass its superannuation reform package through the Senate, the government on Thursday abandoned an important component of the reforms that would have helped…
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  • Bank culture must be built on moral fibre 10 February 2019 | The Newcastle Herald
    Treating your customers fairly can’t just be a legal obligation, it must become a moral imperative ingrained in a bank’s culture. This is a key take-away from the Hayne Commission’s final report on the banking sector, which is damning in…
    Treating your customers fairly can’t just be a legal obligation, it must become a moral imperative ingrained in a bank’s culture. This is a key take-away from the Hayne Commission’s final report on the banking sector, which is damning in…
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  • Capitalism is having an identity crisis - but it is still the best system 04 February 2019 | The Guardian
    Capitalism is clearly having an identity crisis, when it becomes a punching bag for even Fox news conservatives in the United States. But it is still the best economic system we have for alleviating global poverty and improving living standards. Contrary…
    Capitalism is clearly having an identity crisis, when it becomes a punching bag for even Fox news conservatives in the United States. But it is still the best economic system we have for alleviating global poverty and improving living standards. Contrary…
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  • Quotas are no magic bullet 25 January 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Are quotas the key to boosting the number of women in federal parliament? Or do they undermine the important principle of merit? These questions will be the focus of discussion at a CIS panel event next week on the topic…
    Are quotas the key to boosting the number of women in federal parliament? Or do they undermine the important principle of merit? These questions will be the focus of discussion at a CIS panel event next week on the topic…
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  • Import tariff abolition a win-win situation 22 January 2019 | Newcastle Herald
    With US President Donald Trump’s anti-trade policies dominating the news headlines in 2018, you may have dismissed import tariffs as a distant problem that doesn’t affect you. But you might be surprised to learn the Australian government still slaps tariffs…
    With US President Donald Trump’s anti-trade policies dominating the news headlines in 2018, you may have dismissed import tariffs as a distant problem that doesn’t affect you. But you might be surprised to learn the Australian government still slaps tariffs…
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Publications

  • Why childcare is not affordable 29 August 2018 | RR37
    Childcare fees and out-of-pocket costs in Australia have been growing above inflation in recent years, at the same time that more parents are using formalised childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Childcare has been subject to growing and evolving regulation for many years, culminating in the introduction of…...
    Childcare fees and out-of-pocket costs in Australia have been growing above inflation in recent years, at the same time that more parents are using formalised childcare to support their participation in the workforce. Childcare has been subject to growing and evolving regulation for many years, culminating in the introduction of…
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