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Townsville ESA seminar on regional economies incl. new NQ state discussion

I visited my hometown of Townsville last week to participate in an Economic Society of Australia (Qld) seminar on regional economies in a digitised and globalised world. The seminar feature presentations by James Cook University Associate Professor Riccardo Welters (Regional … Continue reading

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CIS Ideas post on government size & economic growth paper by Makin et al.

I spent an enjoyable week visiting the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney, and while there I was roped into drafting a short post for their regular Friday Ideas email. My post was on a recent conference paper by Griffith … Continue reading

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Top 10 Australian economists of all time

Recently, while reading Stuart Macintyre’s Australia’s Boldest Experiment and Frank Moorhouse’s Edith trilogy, it repeatedly occurred to me that Australia has been home to some extraordinary economists who have made major contributions to economic thought and policy making. Here is … Continue reading

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Upcoming Economic Society event on rural & remote service delivery

With a relatively high proportion of the population living outside of major cities and towns, in outer regional or remote areas (see chart above based on ABS data), Queensland faces an additional challenge in delivering government services such as health … Continue reading

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If you want to understand the East Coast gas market, come to this presentation

With the first LNG exports from Curtis Island off Gladstone expected later this year, it is timely to consider what the linkage of our domestic gas market to the international market will mean for gas prices in Australia. A Grattan … Continue reading

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