Chris Wokker

Working paper

Marginal benefits? Electoral geography and economic outcomes

This paper exploits the substantial and exogenously determined changes to electoral boundaries that occurred between the 1983 and 1984 elections in Australia. This context allows examination of whether political parties redistribute discretionary resources towards marginal districts, or to safe districts so as to ‘reward the...
Working paper

Foreign investment and residential property price growth

This study estimates the impact of foreign demand for Australian residential real estate on property prices.