OP-EDS AND MEDIA COMMENTARY 

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TITLE

PUBLICATION

2016

Is a comfortable retirement out of reach of the average Australian (with Carsten Murawski and Roger Wilkins, Pursuit 23 August, 2016

Why Tracker Loans are a win-win product, Australian Financial Review, October 19, 2016

Why Australia does not need a Royal Commission into banking (The Conversation, April 12, 2016)

Untangling the debate on bracket creep, dividend imputation and negative gearing (The Conversation, February 12, 2016)

Three factors pushing Australian banks into a retreat home (The Conversation, February 2, 2016)

2015

Why Levying GST on the Banks has been in the 'too hard' basket (The Conversation, December 2, 2015)

Tax Reform Aside, There's No Case to Kill Off Dividend Imputation The Conversation, 22 Oct 2015

Privatising Public Information: The Sale of the ASIC Business Registers, ACFS FRDP 2015-05, 4 September 2015

No Financial Claims Scheme Levy - A Good Decision - ACFS FRDP 2015-04, 1 September 2015 (also available at ANZ BlueNotes)

"Banks are raising capital, but should we be worried?" The Conversation, 11 August 2015

What you need to know about Peer to Peer Lending (The Conversation, 30 March)

Retirement incomes policy reform in Australia (Reform Symposium, London, 10-11 February, 2015)

FactCheck: is Australia’s corporate tax rate not competitive with the rest of the region? (The Conversation 10 February, 2015)

Basel 3++: Buttons, Belts and Braces (ACFS FRDP 2015-01) January 21 2015

2013

Taxing Issues in the Infrastructure-Privatisation Incentive Deal (November 2013)

Islamic Finance and the Financial System Inquiry (October 2013)

Bank Profits Hit Headlines (August 2013)

Fees for Bank Guarantees (1 August 2013)

Rise of the super funds will shape financial sector, The Conversation 15 July 2013

Corporate Bond Market: Prospects for Growth (In Finance, June 2013 - with Deborah Ralston)

Dividend Washing (ACFS FRDP 2013-01, 7 June 2013) Also published on The Conversation

How does five billion dollars rate (6 February 2013)

Super funds: an investment vehicle for scientific research? (Op ed on The Conversation 25 February 2013)

2012

Financial Crisis Management - Power and Accountability (InFinance, December 2012)

Corporate Tax Cuts (October 2012)

Yes Bonds are Risky Too (AFR August 2012)

Tail Wags Dog in Retail Government Bond Market Development, (September 2012)

Can a corporate bond market solve the super equity bias? (published as "Traps in new bond market" Australian Financial Review, 20 March 2012)

Slower Credit Growth: A Benefit for Bank Capital Positions (Australian Financial Review op-ed 21 February 2012 - retitled as "Benefits of Slower Credit Growth)

Why the Equity Bias (Australian Financial Review op-ed (retitled "Tax system drives us to equities") 7 Feb 2012)

Higher Bank Capital: What's Wrong with That? (Australian Financial Review op-ed (retitled "Social Dimension to Bank Capital Ratios"), 30 Jan 2012)

Finance Sector Employment on a Slippery Slope (Australian Financial Review op-ed 18 Jan 2012)

2011

Should Banks Be Compelled to Pass on Interest Rate Cuts? (The Conversation, 6 Dec, 2011) 

The contagion effect: how much will Australian banks be buffeted by Europe? (The Conversation, 24 November 2011)

Living Wills (The Conversation, 7 October 2011) also on Business Spectator

Different Times - Less Fuss on Deposit guarantee (AFR 14 Sept 2011)

The role of credit ratings agencies (The Conversation, 2 August 2011)

Million Dollar cap doesn't fit (AFR 8 June 2011)

Self Managed is the Key (op-ed, AFR 16 April 2011)

Buybacks - what is happening? (op-ed, AFR 9 March 2011)

Mortgage fees must be transparent (op-ed)


 

Australian Financial Review

2010

 

4/12/10  

18/11/10

9/11/10

5/11/10

12/10/10 

26/9/2010 

29/4/2010

17/3/2010

  15/3/2010

1/3/2010 

3/2/2010 

"Are Tax Incentives needed for a Fifth Pillar?"  

"Taking off the bank fee blindfold"

"Mortgages: Time to Redesign"

"Muzzling the interest rate hounds"

"So manyways to sell a corporate bond"   

 "The urgent task of recapitalizing banks: doing it gradually

 "Derivative ethics"

"Adding up numbers the creative way

"Bank Funding and Liquidity

  "Foreign Language School failures: Redesiging the ESOS Assurance Fund"

"Banks have to find common ground

Australian Financial Review

Business Spectator

Australian Financial Review

Business Spectator

Australian Financial Review 

Australian Financial Review

Australian Financial Review 

Melbourne APEC Finance Quarterly, Issue 8, April 2010

Australian Financial Review

Australian Financial Review

2009

22/12/2009 

   "Arguments against APRA Proposals are straw dogs"       

Australian Financial Review 

9/12/2009

"RMBS feel the squeeze"

Australian Financial Review

25/11/2009

"What Ripoll Didn't Recommend"

Australian Financial Review

2/11/2009

"RBA's third law of finance"

Australian Financial Review

17/08/2009

"What Now for Housing Debt"

Australian Financial Review

29/11/2008

"After the Storm"

Business Spectator

 15/11/2008 

  "Flight to quality risks helping banks grow too big

Australian Financial Review 

7/11/2008 

   "Covered Bonds should be on the Government's financial reform agenda" 

The Age 

27/10/2008

"Distortion is preferable to destruction"

Australian Financial Review

27/10/2008

"The haircut solution"

Business Spectator

14/10/2008

"Beware of Unintended Consequences"

Australian Financial Review

13/10/2008

"The guarantee needs fine-tuning"

Business Spectator

29/09/2008

"No need for a market when a simple tax will do"

Australian Financial Review

17/09/2008 

   "Finance system in search of a solution" 

Australian Financial Review 

4/06/2008

"Clayton's Deposit Insurance"

Australian Financial Review

12/04/2008

"Regulation by reaction is usually wrong"

Australian Financial Review

23/03/2008

(with Christine Brown) "Mapping our sub-prime epidemic"

Business Spectator

13/03/2008

"Bank capital's at a premium"

Australian Financial Review

19/02/2008

"Home loans a far from simple affair"

The Age

8/02/2008

"Basel II too fragile to cope with modern pressures"

Australian Financial Review

12/11/2006

The G-20 and the Financial Implications of Demographic Change

The Age

21/06/2006 

"A question of shareholder equity" 

Australian Financial Review 

29/08/2006  

"Protection won't break the bank" 

Australian Financial Review 

23/02/2003 

"Not a free source of capital" 

Australian Financial Review  

11/07/1996 

"Bigger is not better: you can bank on it" 

Australian Financial Review  

19/08/1991  

"CBA Float Under Scrutiny" (Letter to the Editor) 

Australian Financial Review