Federal Relations and Tax Reform Workshop 28-29 August 2017

On August 28-29 the School of Economics at the University of Adelaide is hosting a workshop on “Federal Relations and Tax Reform”. The workshop will focus on the operation of fiscal equalization systems and broader questions of taxation within federal systems. The intention is to address some of the policy issues facing Australia and to place these within the broader context of tax reform to meet emerging economic challenges.

The workshop is being organized with input from SA Treasury and we aim to have a diverse audience of academics, policy makers, and practitioners. The keynote speakers will be Saul Eslake (Corinna Economic Advisory, vice-Chancellor’s fellow University of Tasmania), Michael Smart (University of Toronto) and Sean Dougherty, OECD Network on Fiscal Relations.

Submissions are now closed.  For any inquiries please contact:

Please view program here.

View list of presenters and attendees here.

View submitted papers below:

Peter Abelson_True Measure of Revenue Raising Capacity EP2

Chris Murphy_Optimal fiscal equalisation and its application to Australia

Solmaz Moslehi_Fiscal Relations and Tax Reform

Mathius Sinning_GST reform in Aust.

Glenys Byrne_Alcohol taxation-impacts of policy inconsistencies_

Robert Schwarz- National revenue shortfall

John Freebairn_Reforming State Property Taxes

Peter Emery_Notes for Panel Discussion

Danielle Wood_GST and Federalism

Saul Eslake_Inequality Inefficiency and HFE Adelaide

Brendan Coates_SA Federalism and Tax – Future Directions for Property Tax Reform

John Madden_Tax Reform from a State Perspective

James Giesecke_Modelling the consequences of GST reform for state & territory economies

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Stuart Hocking, Deputy Chief Executive at Department of Treasury and Finance, SA
Professor Gareth Myles, Head, School of Economics, the University of Adelaide
Professor Jonathan Pincus, Visiting Professor, School of Economics, the University of Adelaide
Robert Schwarz, Advisor Department of Premier and Cabinet, SA
Dr Duygu Yengin, Deputy Head, School of Economics, the University of Adelaide

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