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Op-eds - 2014

‘Europe holds its breath for ECB action’, Business Spectator, 11 April 2011.

‘Official statistics need culture change’, Business Spectator, 27 March 2014.

‘Don’t blame foreigners for rising house prices’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 March 2014.

‘Forget trying to curb demand, build more houses’, The Australian, 23 January 2014.

‘Playing the currencies game is fraught with risk’, The Australian Financial Review, 5 January 2014.

posted on 12 January 2014 by skirchner

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Op-eds - 2013

‘We must fortify fiscal rules’, The Canberra Times, 16 December 2013.

‘We are still stuck in the pre-1983 era on fiscal policy’, The Australian Financial Review, 9 December 2013.

‘When regulation becomes political interference’, The Australian Financial Review, 3 December 2013.

‘Reforming the regulation of foreign direct investment’, Infinance (FINSIA), December 2013.

‘Credit controls won’t fix housing’, The Australian Financial Review, 3 October 2012.

‘A dollar of super is not a dollar saved’, Business Spectator, 25 September 2013.

‘Seizing a Sino free trade moment’, Business Spectator, 16 July 2013.

‘Why tax-free imports are a retail red herring’, Business Spectator, 24 June 2013.

‘Stamp out the anti-dumping dinosaur laws,’ Business Spectator, 5 June 2013.

‘Why a forex foray could burn the Reserve’, Business Spectator, 18 April 2013.

‘Increasing the super contribution rate is a second-rate solution’, The Conversation, 8 January 2013.

posted on 07 January 2013 by skirchner

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Op-eds - 2012

‘Better ideas than raising super guarantee’, Australian Financial Review, 28 November 2012.

‘The interest rate cut that wasn’t’, Business Spectator, 5 November 2012.

‘Prime Minister, this Asian century is so last century’, The Australian, 30 October 2012.

‘The buck must not stop with the RBA’, Business Spectator, 13 August 2012.

‘Coalition tightening of foreign investment policy a step backwards’, The Australian, 6 August 2012.

‘Why the euro project must end’, Business Spectator, 22 May 2012.

‘There are better ways to ensure state’s future’, The West Australian, 21 May 2012.

‘Independent body needed to preserve integrity of fiscal forecasts’, The Conversation, 21 May 2012.

‘How taxing housing diminishes affordability’, The Conversation, 18 April 2012. Reprinted in Business Spectator, 18 April 2012.

‘Murray’s Future Fund brace is broken’, Business Spectator, 23 March 2012.

‘Future Funds or Future Eaters? The case against a sovereign wealth fund for Australia’, The Conversation, 20 February 2012.

‘Give austerity a chance’, The Australian Financial Review, 8 February 2012.

‘A country that ‘makes things’? There’s more to Australia than manufacturing’, The Conversation, 17 January 2012.

posted on 07 February 2012 by skirchner

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Op-Eds - 2011

‘The long march of Fightback’, Online Opinion, 13 December 2011. Also published as ‘The Fightback! lesson: how politics can stymie good public policy’, Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2011.

‘Has the mining boom given us ‘too much luck’? Hardly’, The Conversation, 22 November 2011.

‘Time to revisit RBA Board’, The Australian Financial Review, 7 September 2011.

‘Keep an eye on the underlying economic threat, not market ups and downs’, The Conversation, 11 August 2011.

‘What our economists really think’, The Conversation, 26 July 2011.

‘Foreign investment will boost food security’, Australian Financial Review, 2-3 July 2011.

‘Budget office helps pollies, not punters, The Drum Unleashed, 20 May 2011.

‘Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae: guaranteed to fail?’ The Conversation, 17 May 2011.

‘Population growth makes us smarter, richer’, Newcastle Herald, 4 May 2011.

‘Trimming to fit budget’s reduced revenue’, The Australian, 13 April 2011.

‘A failure of political leadership’, Straits Times, 11 April 2011.

‘A forgotten financial failure’, Online Opinion, 16 March 2011. Also published in Business Spectator, 26 March 2011.

‘Anti-dumping rules have a greater potential to harm producers and consumers’, The Australian, 2 March 2011.

posted on 01 March 2011 by skirchner

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Op-Eds - 2010

‘Mortgage industry takes its $4bn win’, The Age, 14 December 2010.

‘Attacks on banks overlook effect of strong growth prospects’, The Australian, 18 November 2010.

‘Aussie banker bashing’, The Wall Street Journal, 16 November 2010.

‘G20 should tend to their own backyards’, The ABC Drum Unleashed, 16 November 2010.

‘Fiscal authority is the way to go’, The Australian, 21 September 2010.

‘A small Australia limits our creativity’, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 September 2010.

‘City got big but never grew up’, The Australian, 19 August 2010.

‘Avoiding the sovereign wealth fund risks’, The Australian, 15 July 2010.

‘Population zealots aim at the wrong targets’, The Australian, 12 May 2010.

‘Migrants add to growth hopes,’ The Canberra Times, 27 April 2010.

‘Bond Market Vigilantes Should Weigh Risks of Continued Inactivity’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2010.

‘Misguided government gets poor return for largesse’, The Age, 17 March 2010.

‘Benefits Grow in Monthly CPI’, Canberra Times, 1 March 2010.

‘More Inscrutable than the Chinese’, The Australian, 19 February 2010.

‘Imbalances Essential to Global Economic System’, The Australian, 22 January 2010.

‘Economic Policy Must Re-Earn Our Respect’, Business Spectator, 20 January 2010.

posted on 19 January 2010 by skirchner

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Op-Eds - 2009

‘The seasonal satisfaction index’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2009.

‘Labour Should Not Takes its Eyes Off the Target’, The Dominion Post (NZ), 21 December 2009.

‘Big spending, poor results’, The Australian, 16 December 2009.

‘Kiwi Monetary Muddle’, The Wall Street Journal, 23 November 2009.

‘Doomsayer Does His Dough’, The Australian, 18 November 2009.

‘End of Trend is Nigh for Central Bank Sales of Gold’, The Age, 17 November 2009.

‘More houses, not taxes’, The Australian, 12 November 2009.

‘US Dollar Down But Not Out as Kingpin of Global Finance’, The Australian, 5 November 2009. p. 28.

‘Forecasters sell Australia short’, Australian Financial Review, 14 October 2009. p. 63.

‘Canberra’s Investment Confusion’, Wall Street Journal, 29 September 2009.

‘Prophet der Pleite’, Juedische Allgemeine, 17 September 2009. (German) (with Oliver Hartwich)

‘Hewson Manifesto Was Ahead of its Time’, The Australian, 15 September 2009.

‘Economist with a Nose for Trouble’, The Age, 10 September 2009. (with Oliver Hartwich)

‘Treasurer’s Liberalisation Measures Should Go Deeper’, The Canberra Times, 5 August 2009.

‘NZ Tries Harder for Foreign Cash’, The Age, 31 July 2009.

‘Economic Debate Suffers from Too Much Reserve’, The Australian Financial Review, 24 July 2009.

‘End the Budget Sideshow’, The Australian, 15 July 2009. (with Robert Carling)

‘Short-Term Fixes Help Nobody’, The Weekend Australian, 20 June 2009. p. 19.

‘A Bother Over Banks’, Business Spectator, 20 June 2009.

‘Can’t Stop the Music’, Business Spectator, 10 June 2009.

‘The Madding Crowding Out’, The Age, 22 May 2009.

‘Hey Big Spender, Stop Stimulating’, The Australian, 14 May 2009.

‘Fear Canberra, Not Beijing’,  Business Spectator, 1 April 2009.

Should Keynes Have a Seat at the G20 Table?’ Australian Financial Review, 28-29 March 2009. pp. 28-29.

‘Don’t blame Greenspan’s monetary policy’, The Age, 19 March 2009.

‘Foreign Interest is All Win for Australia’, The Australian, 4 March 2009.

‘Plan delivers little bang for very big bucks’,  The Australian, 4 February 2009.

Public Will Wear the Risk’, Australian Financial Review, 28 January 2009.

Keynes was Wrong About the Paradox of Thrift’, The Australian Financial Review, 13 January 2009. p. 47.

posted on 22 June 2009 by skirchner

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Op-Eds - 2008 and Earlier

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posted on 22 June 2009 by skirchner

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Policy Articles

‘Commodity Prices and the Australian Economy: Trends versus Cycles’, Policy, 24(4): Summer 2008-09.

‘A “New Era” for the Reserve Bank?’ Policy, 24(1): Autumn 2008.

‘Fiscal Policy and Interest Rates in Australia’, Policy, 23(3): Spring 2007.

‘Future Fund or Future Eater?  The Opportunity Cost of Commonwealth Revenue Hoarding’, Policy, 22(3): Spring 2006.

The Mandarins of Martin Place’, Policy, 20(3): Spring 2004.

Australia Should Dump its Anti-Dumping Laws’, Policy, Summer 1992/93.

posted on 21 June 2009 by skirchner

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Other Journal Articles

‘Foreign Direct Investment in Australia Following the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement’, Australian Economic Review, Vol. 45, No. 4, December 2012, pp. 410-21.

‘Federal Legislative Activism in Australia: A New Approach to Testing Wagner’s Law’, Public Choice, Volume 153, Issue 3, 2012, pp. 375-392.

‘Reforming Fiscal Responsibility Legislation’, Economic Papers, 30(1), March 2011, 29-32.

‘James Buchanan’s Normative Theory of the State’, Australian Journal of Political Science, 30(2), July 1995.

posted on 19 June 2009 by skirchner

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