Monthly Archives: January 2018

Professor Paul Kerin: The electric vehicles push fails the public interest test

Advocates of further subsidies for electric vehicles were out in force last week. But if you look beyond the evangelistic hand-waving, the case for subsidies is weak.
We need to be very clear about the purpose of proposed subsidies and carefully assess whether subsidies are the best way to achieve that purpose. EV subsidies could be used to […]

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SACES evaluation of Automated Risk Monitoring system at Adelaide Casino released

The Independent Gambling Authority (IGA) for South Australia has published a report by SACES on the Automated Risk Monitoring (ARM) system at the Adelaide Casino.
In May 2014, the Adelaide Casino (part of the Skycity Entertainment Group) was permitted to operate a cashless gaming system provided an ARM system and a pre-commitment system were also operational.
The […]

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How can we revitalise the State’s economy?

A new report has proposed a range of policy initiatives aimed at “reinventing the State economy” and boosting economic competitiveness in South Australia.
The recommendations have been made in the latest Economic Issues report by the independent South Australian Centre for Economic Studies (SACES) at the University of Adelaide. The Centre has a 36-year track record […]

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Professor Paul Kerin: “Global carbon credits will cut costs and prices”

Recent claims by Tony Abbott and others that allowing firms to purchase international carbon credits (CCs) to meet emissions quotas was like a tax that would raise costs and prices defy the most basic laws of
economics. They’re simply untrue.
Indeed, allowing such purchases can only reduce costs and prices. Furthermore, those advocating a continued ban on international CC […]

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