Crikey July 21, 2015 9 Comments
Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.
Bernard Keane October 23, 2012 3 Comments
What happens if you apply standard economic consultancy "modelling" techniques to the other side of the productivity debate? This document -- which fell off the back of a truck -- helps explain.
Bernard Keane September 26, 2012 20 Comments
You too can demolish "independent reports" with this handy guide to the scams used by the consultants and PR agencies who write them (the media isn't very good at it).
Bernard Keane June 25, 2012 11 Comments
A new report from the mining industry claims the mining tax will be volatile. That's exactly how the industry wanted it.
Bernard Keane August 16, 2011 12 Comments
The public policy process has changed significantly in recent years, but not in the way our most prominent rentseeker claims.