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Benefits of free trade and better FTA governance – Paul Kerin on Alan Jones

Paul Kerin appeared on Alan Jones’ radio program yesterday making the case for free trade and the need to improve governance arrangements that would help ensure that future Free Trade Agreements deliver more of the considerable benefits that are potentially available. This follows on from the article that 7 leading economists (including former Industries Assistance […]

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Showing the benefits of Europe – Hein Roelfsema

There is an atmosphere of cautious waiting in the Brussels air. Major elections to come in France, Germany, as well as here in the Netherlands. But already some very worrying first drops start to come down. A very undecided ‘State of the Union’ speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker succeeded in the goal of […]

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Apple tax decision European Commission implied powers – Hein Roelfsema

Although last week’s taxation decision by the European Commission (EC) was widely anticipated, the €13bn size of the Apple ruling last week caused a shockwave within the European Union (EU) as well as between the EU and the US. As a university professor at the start of the academic year, the Apple case provides for […]

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Call for key reforms in trade negotiations

I was honoured to be one of the economists who put their names to a major feature in today’s Australian, titled “Free trade mythology”. Despite the title, we are very much pro free trade – but we call for a number of reforms to our trade negotiation and communication governance processes and a renewed emphasis on […]

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EU sanctions on Russia: Quo Vadis? – Hein Roelfsema

A few weeks ago, the EU extended its sanctions against Russia for another 6 months. However, some days before that move Russia had already extended its sanctions on the EU for one and a half years. So, this fight is turning out to be a battle of wills or, better, a War of Thrones. Currently, […]

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Governance arrangements and trade negotiations – Bill Carmichael

Bill Carmichael, the legendary former Chairman of the Industries Assistance Commission, was a very influential figure behind major economic reforms that have delivered substantial benefits to Australia. We are delighted that Bill has submitted an important paper titled Governance arrangements for future trade negotiations to the Adelaide Economic Policy Forum. Bill’s paper is about the […]

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Brexit: another economics crisis? – Andreas Cebulla

Outside the monetarist and free-marketeer camps, few UK economists advocated Brexit (the few notable exceptions included Cardiff University’s Patrick Minford). In fact, the UK’s most prominent independent economic research centres – the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the Institute for Fiscal Studies and the Centre for Economic Performance – went as far as […]

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Brexit to complicate Australia-EU free trade talks

Two University of Adelaide experts – Director of the EU Centre for Global Affairs Jane Drake-Brockman and Jane Drake-Brockman and the Regional Director (Southeast Asia) of the Institute for International Trade’s Centre for Economic Studies Associate Professor Shandre Thangavelu – have commented on the implications of Brexit for Australia and other Asia-Pacific nations regarding free trade negotiations […]

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Trade agreements in a second-best world – public lecture

On July 21, the Institute for International Trade and the School of Economics will host a public lecture at the University of Adelaide by leading trade economist Professor Iwan Azis on the topic of “Trade agreements in a second-best world”. The lecture will examine the challenges and issues that nations face in negotating trade agreements in a less-than-perfect […]

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Brexit: Its not over! – Hein Roelfsema

Hein Roelfsema, a recent visitor to the University of Adelaide and Associate Professor of International Macroeconomics at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, has a unique perspective on the implications of Brexit… There is no doubt about the significance of the impact of the UK’s choice to exit the EU on its economy. The market’s assessment […]

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