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Stephen Kirchner

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Avoiding US-style demographic stagnation: the role of immigration and population growth in Australia's post-pandemic recovery

This report argues that the COVID-19 pandemic affords an opportunity for Australia to rethink the immigration policy and planning framework. The federal government’s pre-pandemic reduction in the planning cap on permanent migration from 190,000 per annum to 160,000 should be set aside indefinitely as non-binding...
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Red book, Blue book: an Australian guide to the next US administration

This publication is designed in two sections: Blue Book — what to expect in a Biden administration and Red Book — what to expect in a second term of the Trump administration. Each section is designed to give a robust guide to the major policies...
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Globalisation and labour productivity in the OECD: what are the implications for post-pandemic recovery and resilience?

The findings of the report can be used to measure the cost to labour productivity and living standards from the COVID-19 de-globalisation shock, as well as the costs and benefits of post-pandemic policy responses aimed at either decreasing or increasing international connectedness.
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Failure to converge: the Australia—US productivity gap in long-run perspective

This report examines the long-run relationship between Australian and American productivity and living standards.
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The 'reserve currency' myth: the US dollar's current and future role in the world economy

This report examines the US dollar’s global role and its implications for Australia. The report looks at the dollar’s global pre-eminence and how this has increased over time. It also examines the role of the US dollar as a “reserve asset”, arguing that this reserve...