Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy

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Edited By: David Prentice

Online ISSN: 1759-3441

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Papers from the National Tax Forum
The Federal Government hosted the National Tax Forum on the 4th and 5th of October 2011 at Parliament House in Canberra. Although there was a great deal of skepticism among media commentators in the weeks leading up to the Forum, many participants expressed the view that it was a worthwhile exercise. This selection of papers on the National Tax Forum will provide an initial vehicle that engages the academic community in Australia in the tax reform process.

Workshop on Water
More has been written and spoken about water in the last ten years than almost any other topic in Australian public policy. The seven articles in featured in this issue provide originality, clarity and insight into this fraught debate, a debate often punctuated by disinformation and exaggeration.

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The Global Financial Crisis and Its Effects
Malcolm Edey

Will Plain Packaging Reduce Cigarette Consumption?
Harry Clarke and David Prentice

Some Economics of Mining Taxation
Henry Ergas, Mark Harrison and Jonathan Pincus

The Global Financial Crisis and Behavioural Economics
Ian M. McDonald

Making Sense of the GFC: Where did it Come from and what do we do Now?
Ian Harper and Mike Thomas


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Economic Papers special issue

The latest special issue of Economic Papers contains five articles concerned with international and domestic aspects of food security, a topic that has been prominent in Australian economic and agricultural policy discussion in recent years. Part of the motivation for this special issue was the prospect of confusion over the wider trends in global food security and the role of public policies that have some agricultural impacts in Australia. The assembled articles offer some useful insights into potential areas of policy confusion.

Food Security in Asia: Recent Experiences, Issues and Challenges
Sisira Jayasuriya, Purushottam Mudbhary and Sumiter Broca

Agricultural R&D and Food Security of the Poor
Julian M. Alston and Philip G. Pardey

Correcting Misconceptions about Links between Water Planning and Food Security in the Murray–Darling Basin
Lin Crase and Eve Merton

Functional Change and the Peri-Urban Region: Food Systems and Agricultural Vulnerability
Andrew Butt

Food Security in Australia: Some Misplaced Enthusiasms?
Alistair Watson and Eve Merton

Economic Papers best paper prize winners

Wiley-Blackwell is proud to support Economic Papers by sponsoring the best paper prize each year. The authors of the winning article receive A$1,000.

Congratulations to the latest winners, Lisa Farrell and Tim R. I. Fry for their article Is Illicit Tobacco Demand Sensitive to Relative Price

You can also read the prize-winning articles from previous years.

About the journal

Economic Papers provides a forum for the presentation of research and debate in applied economics and economic policy analysis. Contributions are intended to be written in plain English and to be accessible and of interest to a broad range of economists working in business, government and in academic communities. Contributions in the form of articles, short notes or letters to the editor are sought from economists working in these areas. Papers should normally be 3,000 to 5,000 words, while short notes or letters should be less than about 1,000 words. All contributions are refereed.

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