Working Paper Series

The TTPI Working Paper series is open access and aims to promote excellent tax and transfer research in Australia, the region and globally. The series aims to publish work in progress from all disciplines relevant to taxes and transfers. Work that has already been published in a refereed journal or similar publication is not eligible to be included in the series.

To submit a paper for inclusion in the series, please email it to together with Author name, a 100 word Abstract and Keywords.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Director and a TTPI academic fellow with expertise in the discipline, for general relevance and quality control, before publication. Note that this is not a formal refereeing process.

TTPI is happy to publish working papers jointly with other WP series or institutes. TTPI working papers will be published in the Crawford SSRN series.

Leech, C, April 2018, Detect and deter or catch and release: Are financial penalties an effective way to penalise deliberate tax evaders? paper no. 6/2018.

Agarwal, S, Chakraborty, L, April 2018, Who bears the corporate tax incidence? Empirical evidence from India paper no. 5/2018.

Stewart, M, February 2018, Redistribution between rich and poor countries paper no. 4/2018.

Ingles, D, Stewart, M, February 2018, Australia's company tax: options for fiscally sustainable reform, updated post Trump paper no. 3/2018.

Murphy, C, February 2018, Modelling Australian corporate tax reforms: updated for the recent US corporate tax changes paper no. 2/2018.

Hoy, C, Mager, F, January 2018, Can information about inequality and social mobility change preferences for redistribution? Evidence from randomized controlled trials in 11 high and middle-income countries. paper no. 1/2018.

Ingles, D, Stewart, M, November 2017, Australia's company tax: options for fiscally sustainable reform paper no. 9/2017.

Murphy, C, October 2017, Modelling Australian corporate tax reforms paper no. 8/2017.

Tran C, Wende S, September 2017, On the marginal excess burden of taxation in an overlapping generations model paper no. 7/2017.

Varela P, September 2017, Relative welfare weights for individuals, consumers and producers paper no. 6/2017.

Varela, P, September 2017, An Inequality Deflator for Australia paper no. 5/2017.

Varela, P, July 2017, A gender deduction gap paper no. 4/2017.

Ingles D, July 2017, What future for the corporation tax? paper no. 3/2017.

Biddle, N, Fels, K, Sinning, M, May 2017, Behavioural insights and business taxation: Evidence from two randomized controlled trials paper no. 2/2017.

Hasan, S, Sinning, M, March 2017, GST reform in Australia: Implications of estimating price elasticities of demand for food paper no. 1/2017.

Koessler, A, Torgler, B, Feld, L, Frey, B, November 2016, Commitment to pay taxes: a field experiment on the importance of promise paper no. 10/2016.

Kraal D, October 2016, The Petroleum Resource Rent Tax: overview of primary documents and literature leading to the 1987 legislation paper no. 9/2016.

Arcos Holzinger L, Biddle N, October 2016, Behavioural insights of tax compliance: An overview of recent conceptual and empirical approaches paper no. 8/2016.

Ogier M, September 2016, Mind the gap - The arm's length principle and MNE value creation paper no. 7/2016.

Ingles D, September 2016, Taxes on land rent paper no. 6/2016.


Millane E, December 2016, 2016 Budget Superannuation Reforms paper no: 6/2016

Whiteford P, November 2016, Should we be worried about "Zero Net Taxpayers"? paper no: 5/2016

Ingles D, Plunkett D, August 2016, Effective marginal tax rates paper no: 1/2016

Varela, P, March 2016, What is tax salience? paper no: 4/2016

Varela, P, February 2016, What are progressive and regressive taxes? paper no: 3/2016

Stewart, M, Varela, P, January 2016, The goods and services tax (GST) paper no: 2/2016


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  • ‘Past and future of the tax state’ Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Tax Day Guest Lecture – 8 July 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘The fiscal state, benefit and legitimacy’ Cambridge Tax Law History Conference, Cambridge, UK – 30 June 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘Discussant on Raskolnikov’ Participant as International Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Business Taxation Annual Fellows Symposium - 26 June 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘Australia’s general anti-avoidance rule – interpretation and reform’ Auckland University Business School – 10 April 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘[International tax challenges for Asia and the G20: competition and coordination] (PDF, 721KB)’ - 11-12 March 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘The politics of tax reform (PDF, 173KB)’ - 11 March 2014, by Dr John Hewson

  • ‘Tax avoidance and general anti-avoidance rules: a Commonwealth perspective’ Victoria University of Wellington Law School, with Professor Vern Krishna, University of Ottowa and Professor John Prebble, Victoria University – 5 March 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘Corporate and international tax workshop: an Australian perspective’ Tax Policy Center, Washington DC, USA – 28 February 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘Independent fiscal rules: new rules for the dark arts of budgeting’ International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA – 27 February 2014, by Professor Miranda Stewart

  • ‘Tax reform, rising inequality and demographic change (PDF, 386KB)’ by Professor Patricia Apps

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