Professional Development Seminar on Tax Policy in the 46th Parliament and Beyond


From: Thursday May 23, 2019, 12:30 pm

To: Thursday May 23, 2019, 1:30 pm

May's Professional Development seminar will be on Tax Policy in the 46th Parliament and Beyond

Tax policy has been front and centre in the election campaign, with the two major parties sharply divided on issues like franking credit refundability, negative gearing, and income tax progressivity. But there has also been widespread misrepresentation and misunderstanding of the economics underlying these policy commitments. Steven will offer his insights about these policy platforms, covering the key economic concepts underpinning them, as well as some guidance as to where tax policy should go moving forward.

About our speaker

Steven Hamilton is Assistant Professor of Economics at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and Visiting Scholar at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Australian National University. Steven is a tax economist who uses Australian tax data to uncover the effects of tax policy. He has a PhD and MA in economics from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Economics with First-Class Honours from the University of Queensland. Before graduate school, Steven worked on budget policy at the Australian Treasury.


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Victoria University

Lecture theatre 902, 9th floor, 300 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

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