Bruce Chapman

Working paper

Transitioning from JobKeeper

The JobKeeper scheme aims to provide financial assistance to those in danger of being laid off, and to assist business to stay afloat until more familiar economic and employment activity resumes. This paper addresses the question of how the JobKeeper program might be wound down...

Feasibility and design of a tertiary education entitlement in Australia

Overview: This report to the Mitchell Institute presents the outcomes of modelling the potential costs of an income contingent loan (ICL) that would form a core element of a tertiary education entitlement, as proposed in the February 2015 Mitchell Institute paper Financing tertiary education in...

Evaluation of New Zealand's fisheries sector work in the Pacific

We were commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to undertake a strategic evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s support for Pacific fisheries. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide: • A retrospective evaluation of the New Zealand Aid Programme’s...
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The costs of unpaid HECS debts from graduates going overseas

HECS is an income contingent loan designed to collect tuition from Australian university students. The debt is collected on the basis of recorded incomes and as a consequence, debtors living overseas will not repay. Using various data sources and assumptions, multiple scenarios are considered in...
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Financing adaptation to climate-induced retreat from coastal inundation and erosion

This paper examines an innovative proposal in the form of mortgage contingent loans which could minimise government involvement in protecting beachfront property, and therefore the risk to taxpayers.