Beware the assumptions underpinning politicised economic modelling, write Richard Denniss and Cameron Amos from The Australia Institute.
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.
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).
A new report from the mining industry claims the mining tax will be volatile. That's exactly how the industry wanted it.
The public policy process has changed significantly in recent years, but not in the way our most prominent rentseeker claims.
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.