Cameron Murray

The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition – Full Report

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The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition By Dr Cameron Murray Prosper Australia commissioned Dr Murray to examine the early benefits of ACT’s 20 year process replacing conveyancing stamp duty with land tax. His report is here: the-first-interval-evaluating-acts-land-valur-tax-transition

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The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition

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; The First Interval – Evaluating ACT’s Land Value Tax Transition By Dr Cameron Murray Prosper Australia commissioned Dr Murray to examine the early benefits of ACT’s 20 year process replacing conveyancing stamp duty with land tax. He will present his calculations and conclusions at: 12.30-1.15pm Monday 12 September 2016 Boardroom, Hotel Realm 18 National […]

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Modelling housing failure

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Cameron Murray from Fresh Economic Thinking provides insight on why today’s housing modeling is not up to the task of providing accurate insights into urban development. The workhorse model of urban economics is the Alonso-Muth-Mills (AMM) model of the mono-centric city (the modern treatment is attributable to Jan Brueckner). Essentially this is the representative agent […]

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Rezoning in Queensland rife for further investigation

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If only 4 Corners was edgy enough to cover this important work, because as Fairfax’s Michael Pascoe said, this research should be triggering a royal commission. Cross-posted from Cameron Murray’s Fresh Economic Thinking blog How to get your land rezoned: A QLD story My previous research looked at favouritism in land rezoning via the Urban Land Development […]

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Humans vs Houses: Australia’s perverse tax system

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by Cameron Murray Reposted from macrobusiness I often joke that my investment property earns more than I do. Thinking more about this lead me to the realisation that my investment property has a privileged position in the tax system when compared to a measly old human being. Below I summarise some of the main tax […]

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Land rezoning open to routine corruption

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As published in The Age and online, highlighting today’s seminar.  by Clay Lucas The rezoning of land by state governments across Australia is so open to routine corruption and manipulation by a “mates network” among both major political parties that a cooling off period is needed before former MPs or their bureaucrats work in the property […]

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Re-zoning insider windfalls

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Read about this landmark methodology by Cameron Murray and Paul Fritjers, modelling game theory from thousands of cosy relationships to determine the likelihood of beneficial re-zoning outcomes. Cameron was interviewed on the Renegade Economists last week. Stay tuned for more on this report soon.  Cross-posted from The Conversation. Four ways we can clean up corruption […]

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The great land banking scam exposed

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by Cameron Murray Property development can be a dirty business, particularly when it comes to land-banking, which is the speciality of Australia’s largest developers. Land-banking involves the speculative buying of large parcels of land that are currently unsuitable for development in the hope of future development potential. But hope alone is not a business strategy. […]

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