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Effective marginal tax rates: the New Zealand case

This paper presents an algebraic approach to estimating Effective Marginal Tax Rates (EMTRs) in New Zealand.
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Social policy inquiries in Australia: the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in context

This paper situates the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in the context of other social security reviews occurring at the time and subsequently. Insights are drawn on the influence of these inquiries by exploring their characteristics, activities and findings and by reflecting on ensuing policy change.
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The new geo-politics of higher education

On the world scale, research-intensive universities (World-Class Universities - universities producing at least 1,000 science papers in 2012-2015) now operate as a single network, one that is increasingly integrated and also operates as positive sum, with the leading research nations fostering emerging science countries through...
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Expansion and differentiation in higher education: the historical trajectories of the UK, the USA and France

This paper casts a historical lens on the development of higher education and its wider socio-economic context during the last century in the UK, the USA and France.
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Modelling the impacts of a cut to company tax in Australia

Modelling conducted at the Centre of Policy Studies using the Vic-Uni model of the Australian economy concurs with the finding that a cut in company tax would have a positive impact on the rate of growth of GDP. However, recognising that GDP is not the...
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A Case Study Approach to Understanding Regional Resilience

The purpose of this paper is to explore how such questions and concepts of resilience may apply in the complex setting of a metropolitan region, that is, to understand what we'll call "regional resilience." How might regions, like individuals, adapt to adversity and stress? What...
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Atherton Tablelands regional analysis

The agriculture-based Atherton Tablelands region of Far North Queensland experienced major change after the deregulation of the tobacco industry, and more recently, the dairy industry. The area was previously stable and relatively prosperous, but coping with continual change, unfamiliar market systems and the move to...
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Disaggregated models of unemployment in Australia

This paper reviews evidence on causes of unemployment in Australia from disaggregated modelling of the labour market. Three main types of modelling are considered. First, information on unemployment rates of labour force participants with different skills is resented, and analyses that seek to explain why...
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Constructing an Index for Regional Competitiveness

This paper constructs an index to measure regional variations in competitiveness. Regional competitiveness is defined as an ability of regions to perpetuate and attract mobile production factors. The index contains available statistical indicators that approximate regional variations in human capital, innovativeness, agglomeration and accessibility. We...
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Media Research and Political Communication in Singapore

In this chapter on Singapore's authoritarian control of the media, Terence Lee and Lars Willnat seek to identify the tactics and strategies employed by the Singapore government to manage the media?s ability to engage in political communication. They provide a summary of recent research on...