An economist specialising in property and urban development, environmental economics, rent-seeking and corruption. New book — Game of Mates: How favours bleed the nation. Writes for MacroBusiness, Evonomics, and maintains an internationally renowned personal blog called Fresh Economic Thinking.
If you were a powerful politician, there is a good chance you would make decisions that favour your mates. Continue reading »
Our states are crying poor. They wouldn’t if they charged for rezoning like the ACT (The Conversation, August 4 2020)
Throughout Australia, when land is rezoned from industrial to high-rise residential, a charge is levied to help fund the required infrastructure. Continue reading »