Peter Tulip

Chief Economist

Peter Tulip
Peter Tulip is Chief Economist at the Centre for Independent Studies.  He previously worked in the Research Department of the Reserve Bank of Australia and before that at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.  His recent research focuses on housing and monetary policy.  He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Media & Commentary

  • RBA moves inadequate 20 November 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The Reserve Bank has cut interest rates to zero and is intervening in financial markets to get the economy moving again.  Is it doing enough? The best way to judge this is to compare the Bank’s objectives with its forecasts.…
    The Reserve Bank has cut interest rates to zero and is intervening in financial markets to get the economy moving again.  Is it doing enough? The best way to judge this is to compare the Bank’s objectives with its forecasts.…
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  • RBA needs to do more to boost economy 16 November 2020 | Canberra Times
    Last week the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates to zero and said it would pump an extra $100 billion into the economy. The RBA expects these measures to lower mortgage rates, lower the exchange rate and boost house…
    Last week the Reserve Bank of Australia cut interest rates to zero and said it would pump an extra $100 billion into the economy. The RBA expects these measures to lower mortgage rates, lower the exchange rate and boost house…
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  • Restrictions hinder housing affordability 23 October 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    Restrictions on new building are one of the main reasons housing is so expensive, especially in Sydney.  Local councils want to make this worse. Ku-ring-gai Council, in Sydney’s affluent North Shore, recently voted for “no increase in housing numbers or…
    Restrictions on new building are one of the main reasons housing is so expensive, especially in Sydney.  Local councils want to make this worse. Ku-ring-gai Council, in Sydney’s affluent North Shore, recently voted for “no increase in housing numbers or…
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  • Too much spending, not enough reform 09 October 2020 | Ideas@theCentre
    The Budget is very focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one wonders whether it will be fully…
    The Budget is very focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one wonders whether it will be fully…
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  • Budget: Concern over level of spending and lack of reform 07 October 2020 | MEDIA RELEASE
    The Budget is too focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform, the Centre for Independent Studies says. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one…
    The Budget is too focused on the short-term, too heavy on spending and too light on permanent structural reform, the Centre for Independent Studies says. “New spending is enormous, and although most of it is supposed to be temporary one…
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Publications

  • Planning restrictions harm housing affordability 03 December 2020 | PP33
    Planning restrictions reduce the supply of housing and hence raise its price.  This paper summarises recent research on this topic, focussing on Australia’s largest cities. The severity of planning regulations can be gauged by the difference between sale prices and the costs of supply.  This wedge represents what people would…...
    Planning restrictions reduce the supply of housing and hence raise its price.  This paper summarises recent research on this topic, focussing on Australia’s largest cities. The severity of planning regulations can be gauged by the difference between sale prices and the costs of supply.  This wedge represents what people would…
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