The Nobel Prize winning economist James Tobin once said that the study of economics “offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind”. One of the ways in which it does this is through the implementation of economic policy that helps to ameliorate boom-and-bust cycles, reduces unemployment, contains inflation or lifts people’s living standards in sustainable ways.
Housing prices, housing affordability and home ownershipAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News, Recent Media Interview | 11th December 2021
Saul talks to Linda Mottram, presenter of ABC Radio‘s “This Week” program, about rapidly rising house prices, housing affordability and home ownership, on Saturday morning, 11th December.
The costs and consequences of ‘small business fetishism’Australian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Publications, Taxation, The Australian Economy | 10th December 2021
Article published in the December 2021 edition of Agenda, the journal of the Australian National University’s School of Economics.
The Advocate supports my calls for more economic reform to improve Tasmanians’ living standardsEconomic Policies, News, Tasmania | 3rd December 2021
Thank you to the editor of The Advocate, the daily newspaper from the north-west coast of Tasmania, for supporting my calls for more economic reform in Tasmania to lift the living standards of Tasmanians
‘Minding the store’? Or ‘building a bigger and better store’?Economic Policies, Tasmania, The Australian Economy | 3rd December 2021
Saul’s presentation to the Economic Society of Australia’s annual Tasmanian Economic Forum in Hobart on 3rd December. Tasmania’s economic performance has improved considerably in recent years – and the current state government is entitled to claim some of the credit for that. It’s done a good job of ‘minding the store’ since being elected in […]
Submission to a Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Commonwealth Government support for VictoriaAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies | 13th November 2021
Saul’s submission to the Inquiry being conducted by the Victorian Legislative Assembly’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee into Commonwealth Support for Victoria, which focuses on the consequences of the changes to the long-standing arrangements for determining the distribution of revenue from the GST among the states and territories, imposed by the Morrison Government in 2018 at […]
Social Policy in the post-Covid WorldAustralian Society and Politics, Economic Policies, Housing, News | 4th October 2021
A presentation to the Board of the Australian Council to Homeless Persons, focussing on housing affordability (for both buyers and renters), income support for unemployed people and poverty reduction, and ‘fiscal sustainability’ for the Commonwealth and state & territory governments.