Justin Pyvis

Justin Pyvis

Australia
Justin has a PhD in Economics and over 15 years of experience in applied economic, policy and investment analysis with the WA Treasury, Aletheia Capital, and global consultancy AECOM.
Feb
28
A nuclear future for Australia?

A nuclear future for Australia?

Ditching coal is inevitable for net-zero, but is nuclear the answer? Maybe, maybe not. But what we need is an honest discussion about our energy future.
9 min read
Feb
26
Bowen's taking us for a ride

Bowen's taking us for a ride

Bowen's proposed vehicle emission rules rely on dodgy assumptions, restrict choice and raise prices while overstating the savings. On the list of things to do about carbon emissions and the cost of living, they are one of the most costly, inefficient options available.
13 min read
Feb
23
Friday Fodder (6/24)

Friday Fodder (6/24)

Are you being underpaid, how should we best mitigate carbon emissions (and how two prominent government advisors got it so wrong), why we shouldn't bail out the nickel industry, and what's the most important stock on Earth?
9 min read
Feb
21
How to lose a truck load of cash

How to lose a truck load of cash

My recent FOI showed that the RBA Board was warned about the risks of QE but appeared to ignore those concerns, ultimately leading to huge losses with minimal benefits. The fiscal cost alone looks to be well over $50 billion, or more than $5,500 per household – a massive policy blunder.
9 min read
Feb
19
A Swift loss

A Swift loss

Taylor Swift is in town, and so is government spin about the huge economic benefits she brings. But once you account for leakages and opportunity costs, the net impacts are probably negative. Enjoy the show, but don't buy the hype!
7 min read
Feb
16
Friday Fodder (5/24)

Friday Fodder (5/24)

Here are a few short takes for you to chew over on the weekend, from the week's happenings
7 min read
Feb
14
The wealth of our working nation

The wealth of our working nation

Japan's "lost decades" of low growth are due to its declining working-age population, not necessarily failed policies. With aging populations, policymakers in developed nations such as Australia will need to focus on right metrics, not just GDP growth, to craft effective policies.
8 min read
Feb
12
How big is too big?

How big is too big?

Dick Smith wants to cap Australia's population at 30 million over concerns about a lack of resources and housing costs. In doing so he falls for the 'lump of labour' fallacy, and fails Econ 101: it's poor planning, not immigrants, that erodes housing affordability in Australia.
7 min read
Feb
09
Friday Fodder (4/24)

Friday Fodder (4/24)

Here are a few short takes for you to chew over on the weekend, from the week's happenings
9 min read
Feb
07
The need for tax reform

The need for tax reform

We desperately need tax reform in this country and fixing bracket creep for good would be an excellent feather for Chalmers to put in his rather empty reformist cap.
9 min read