Warwick Smith

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Warwick Smith is Senior Economist at Per Capita. He has previously worked as a research economist, consultant and freelance writer. His particular areas of expertise include the economics of ageing populations, environmental, gender and taxation economics and the history and philosophy of economics.

Recently added resources


20 Sep 2018

This report paints a picture of unemployment and employment services in Australia in 2018. It is based on four complementary pieces of research that have been combined to present a full picture of the main employment service in Australia - jobactive.


30 Apr 2018

Per Capita has released its 2018 Tax Survey, now in its eighth year.

We all pay tax, but this is the only comprehensive, regular survey of Australians’ attitudes to taxation and public spending. It provides information about how we’re thinking now, and how our...


26 Mar 2018

This research, commissioned by Anglicare Australia, shows that each year, a staggering $68 billion in taxpayer dollars, greater than the cost of Newstart, disability support, or any other benefit, is spent keeping the wealthiest Australian households wealthy.


20 Jul 2017

This new research shows that women’s average superannuation balances at retirement are less than half of men’s.

Policy report

18 Jul 2017

A new advocacy for older workers that doesn't rely on age-based stereotypes and focuses on more than age discrimination.

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