Archive for the 'Blog' Category

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Stradbroke Island sand mining – economic tricks and a political fix

Posted on November 10th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

Stradbroke Island has been in the news recently, following revelations that Belgian mining company, Sibelco, spent $91,000 at the last Queensland election in a successful attempt to unseat a politician.. read more

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Why are electricity prices increasing in Germany?

Posted on October 15th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

For much of this year Economists at Large has been lucky to have Georg Molz helping out on various projects.  Now he turns his Teutonic talents to examining his homeland,.. read more

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Grand Priconomics 2013

Posted on September 29th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

The excitement of reporting season is here and in pole position for the Chairman’s report optimism race is GP Chairman, Ron Walker in the Grand Prix corp’s annual report: I am.. read more


East-West Link Economics – Part 2

Posted on August 1st, 2013 · Posted in Blog

I’d like to begin this post with a short quote from an episode of the cartoon, Futurama: That 80s Guy: Gutsy question. You’re a shark. Sharks are winners and they don’t.. read more

East-West Link Economics – Part 1

Posted on July 31st, 2013 · Posted in Blog

According to an article in the Herald Sun (Plea to delay east-west link slammed, July 31 2013), The Victorian Government has said that delaying the signing of contracts for the.. read more

The economics of asylum seekers

Posted on July 18th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

Julian Burnside had a good opinion piece in The Age today about asylum seekers (“You’ve been misled on boat people: here are the facts“). Julian supports in-community processing of asylum.. read more


The many prices of carbon

Posted on July 16th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

In a pre-election manoeuvre designed most probably to diminish carbon pricing as an election issue, Prime Minster Rudd has announced details about the plan to move to floating price for.. read more


Irony ore mining at the NSW Minerals Council and PwC

Posted on July 3rd, 2013 · Posted in Blog

I just had a quick look at a report written by PwC for the NSW Minerals Council, Potential to unlock value in the mining sector through planning reforms in NSW (you.. read more


ECOLARGE VICTORY – NSW gov pulls out of Cobbora coal project!

Posted on July 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Blog, News

We are delighted to read in the news today that the NSW government is pulling out of the Cobbora Coal project, proposed for near Dunedoo.  The original idea was that the.. read more

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God’s gift to economic reports and analysis

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Blog

Yes, that’s how Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott recently described Economists at Large.  He was responding to our report for Save Albert Park, Blowout! A cost benefit analysis.. read more