This page highlights contributions of CoPS' researchers to public debate, outstanding achievements of staff, and other notable happenings over the
past twelve months. We have separate pages with information on CoPS events and our GEMPACK-based training courses. You can also find us on LinkedIn and
ResearchGate. Older news items are here.
Recent research and other news from CoPS
On 21 December 2022, Prof. James Giesecke made a presentation about the 'Economic Modelling of Tax Reform' to the
Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) in Colombo [link].
- On November 10, 2022, Prof. Peter Dixon spoke at a dinner held to celebrate the
60th anniversary of the Melbourne Institute (of which he was the 2nd Director, 1984-91). Read his speech.
- "Inefficient at any Level: A Comparative Efficiency Argument for Complete Elimination of Property Transfer Duties and Insurance Taxes." by
A/Prof. Jason Nassios and Prof.
James Giesecke, October 17, 2022. [Media
Release] [Working Paper]
A/Prof. Janine Dixon joined colleagues A/Prof Andrew Wade of CIRES and Aisha Nicolay of WOMEDA to
give a presentation at the Wyndham Jobs Summit, October 7, 2022 [photo below].
- '"Marginal benefit" from fuel excise: study', by Dr Locky Liu for the Gunnedah Times, 6 Oct, 2022. [Media Release] [Working Paper]
A/Prof. Janine Dixon was part of a panel on "Options for Increasing Revenue" at the
Australia Institute's Revenue Summit held at Parliament house, October
- Submission on reforms of the Safeguard Mechanism made to the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, by Dr James Lennox, September 14, 2022. [Submission]
- "As the jobs summit talks skills - we predict which occupations will have shortages and surpluses in the next 2 years" by A/Prof. Janine Dixon for
The Conversation, August 29, 2022. [Working Paper]
Dr. Xiujian Peng was a panel speaker by the Australia-China Relations Institute at
the University of Technology Sydney (UTS:ACRI) and the International Society for Energy Transition Studies (ISETS) on "Carbon neutrality
transition in China and its impacts on Australia", August 18, 2022. [Working Paper]
- "Swapping stamp duty for land tax would push down house prices but push up apartment prices, new modelling finds" by A/Prof. Jason Nassios and Prof. James
The Conversation, June 20, 2022. [Working Paper]
- CoPS Director Prof. James Giesecke was named as a GTAP Research Fellow (2022-25) in recognition of his CGE contributions in
regional modeling, tax analysis, finance, and disaster analysis, and supporting GTAP through the Centre of Policy Studies by allocating time for
the GEMPACK team to service GTAP through software development, training, and support; and growing the global community of CGE modellers by
promoting CoPS' international CGE projects and training efforts and providing databases created as part of CoPS' global modelling activities to
the GTAP Data Base effort.
- "Micro-credentials are the best-match for Australia's skills shortages" by A/Prof.
Janine Dixon for the Australian Financial
Review, June 19, 2022
- "China's population is about to shrink for the first time since the great famine struck 60 years ago. Here's what it means for the world", by
Dr Xiujian Peng for
The Conversation, May 30, 2022. Republished widely, including by the BBC and the World Economic Forum.
- Prof James Giesecke, Dr Nhi H. Tran, and A/Prof Robert Waschik were awarded AJARE Best Paper Prize for their article "Should Australia be concerned by Beijing's trade threats: modelling the economic costs of a
restriction on imports of Australian coal". [Working Paper]
- Prof Glyn Wittwer delivered a keynote address and was named as an AARES
Distinguished Research Fellow for his many contributions to research on sub-national multi-regional computable general equilibrium modelling.
- "The government's net-zero modelling shows winners, we've found losers" Prof. Philip
Adams for The
Conversation, November 15, 2021.
Pictures from recent events
Janine Dixon (left) and colleagues at WOMEDA
See also: Older CoPS news.