Robert Breunig

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Working paper

2 Feb 2019

This paper explores risk aversion among Australian households using panel data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Using households’ share of risky assets, we test whether relative risk aversion is constant in wealth.


4 Jul 2018

From the 20th Century process of policy trial and error, the nations that married the strengths of markets and government came out ahead.

Working paper

1 Jul 2018

We examine Australia's Mature Age Worker Tax offset (MAWTO), a targeted earned income tax credit of up to $500 to incentivize participation of older workers that existed from 2004-05 to 2014-15. Using a difference-in-differences approach, we find that MAWTO increased labor market participation by around...


12 Dec 2011

Measurement error in the constructed price of child care can explain why previous Australian studies have found partnered women's labour supply to be unresponsive to child care prices.

Through improved data and improved construction of the child care price variable, we find child care...


7 Oct 2011

The purpose of this paper is to examine the responsiveness of partnered women’s labour supply to the price of child care in Australia. We show that the way in which child care prices are constructed can have very large impacts on findings, which is an...

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