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David Richardson

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Discussion paper

JobKeeper: eligible vs ineligible workers

This discussion paper outlines how the JobKeeper scheme is encouraging businesses to dismiss ineligible employees, meaning casuals employed for less than a year and non-resident workers have been disproportionately affected by job losses in recent months.
Discussion paper

JobKeeper: a proposal for clawing back unnecessary spending

Rather than dumping JobKeeper, David Richardson argues in this discussion paper that it can be reformed in such a way that more of the payment is clawed back by the government, and that can be done by making it taxable at a much higher rate...
Discussion paper

Gender experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown

This paper examines the differential experiences of men and women during the dramatic changes to the labour market caused by the health response to COVID-19 and evaluates the likely impact of stimulating different industries on men and women.
Briefing paper

The macroeconomic impact of the NSW public sector pay cut

The NSW government plan to cut the pay of public servants and spend more money on capital works will likely lead to a reduction of 1,100 jobs, according to this analysis by the Australia Institute.
Discussion paper

Design principles for fiscal policy in a pandemic

This paper details key economic criteria to help assess the effectiveness of the future stimulus measures and structural support needed to recover from the COVID-19 economic crisis.