In 2015 Dr. Cameron Murray released an influential paper investigating the nexus between relationship networks and land rezonings in Queensland. Fairfax journalist Michael Pascoe stated the paper ‘should have brought down state and local governments, sparked a royal commission and radically changed the Australian housing industry’.

Murray has built on this game theory approach in his compelling new book to reveal rent-seeking throughout the Australian economy.

How are mates helping mates in industries such as superannuation, supermarkets, digital credit, infrastructure, pharmacies and universities?

Join us for the Melbourne launch of The Game of Mates, as Cameron reveals the grey gifts distorting the economy and undermining democratic process. Finally someone has quantified the economic cost of corruption.

The good news is that a number of policy outcomes could quite easily curtail the right to rort. Listen to Murray detail these on a recent edition of Renegade Economists radio (including his recent presentation to the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission).

Join us for a free glass of red following the event in the magnificent Council Chambers, RMIT.

Tickets $15 or $30 with a signed copy of the book.