Category Archives: Behavioural Economics

Superannuation co-contribution, jam choice, and taxation

The Henry tax review has posted an interesting paper on its website. Behavioural economics and complex decision making: implications for the Australian tax and transfer system by Andrew Reeson and Simon Dunstall, CSIRO This paper summarises the relevant literature (from … Continue reading

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Nudged

My AFR oped today is on behavioural economics and ‘nudging’. Full text below.

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When Ignorance Isn’t Bliss

My oped today is on the role of information in tax reform. Full text over the fold.

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Speaking of Nudges

There’s been quite a bit of interest in how people make choices in the academic literature (eg. Nudge, The Other Invisible Hand), and in policy circles in other countries (eg. UK, US). But to date I haven’t seen much of … Continue reading

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