Topic archives: economic modelling

Can we really raise GST but improve the lot of the poor?

Can we really raise GST but improve the lot of the poor?

July 21, 2015 9

Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.

The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

The shock cost to our kids of a return to WorkChoices!

October 23, 2012 3

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.

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

Report Whacking: your how-to guide on demolishing rubbish reports

September 26, 2012 20

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).

Minerals Council surveys its handiwork, declares it ‘volatile’

June 25, 2012 11

A new report from the mining industry claims the mining tax will be volatile. That's exactly how the industry wanted it.

Mitch’s new public policy paradigm is just the old one continued

August 16, 2011 12

The public policy process has changed significantly in recent years, but not in the way our most prominent rentseeker claims.

Economic modelling: more astrology than science

Economic modelling: more astrology than science

January 6, 2010

Take caution of any pollie brandishing 'economic modelling' in this election year, warns Jessica Irvine, because although they cling to the numbers dearly, it's all just guesswork with pie in the sky figures.