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  • Visible hands or invisible hands – who should build the ports in developing countries? 03 Apr 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Xaiowen Fu

    The general decline in shipping and trade has put huge pressure on ports, as they have significant sunk/fixed costs and rely on shipping carriers to bring in cargo. With huge investments and associated risks, it is often difficult for the private sector to undertake very large port investments independently, especially in developing countries with relatively less efficient capital markets. Read more

  • What is the conversation around design thinking? 30 Mar 2017

    Sydney Business Insights

    By Sandra Peter

    Dr Sandra Peter wrote an article for Sydney Business Insights about the public discussion around design thinking. Read more

  • Houses aren’t more unaffordable for first home buyers, but they are riskier 29 Mar 2017

    The Conversation

    By Jamie Alcock

    Associate Professor Jamie Alcock wrote an article published on The Conversation about interest rate risk in the housing market, particularly for first home buyers. The article was republished by 88 publications, including ABC Online and Domain. Read more

  • The benefits and beneficiaries of urban tollroad expansion 03 Mar 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Christopher Standen

    After a nine-month investigation into the WestConnex tollroad, the Auditor-General has found the Commonwealth Government committed billions of taxpayers’ money to the scheme without appropriate advice. He also indicated that the funding did not provide value for money for taxpayers, and did not protect the government’s financial interests. These findings raise the question: if the scheme is a bad deal for taxpayers, then exactly whom does it benefit? Read more

  • I can't wait to get my Ls! A Perspective on High School Travel 09 Feb 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Stephen Greaves

    Last week marked the end of the school holidays in Sydney and a resumption for many of frustrating levels of congestion as the 'school-run' resumed. Well over half of school children were driven, which is roughly double the levels when many of their parents would have been attending school, 25-30 years ago. How have we arrived at this situation and what can we do? Read more

  • Autonomous Vehicles and Implications for Future Transport Systems 02 Feb 2017

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By David Hensher, Chinh Ho and Richard Ellison

    The rapid development of autonomous vehicles (AV) has prompted considerable speculation on how these vehicles will ‘revolutionise’ the future of cities’ transport systems. It has been suggested that a large-scale adoption of AV would lead to safer roads, congestion-free cities and more public spaces as vehicles can be shared, and hence fewer parking spaces are needed. However, it is far from clear if these visions are likely to be realised and what this might imply for the future transport networks and policy agendas. Read more

  • Exchange trading rules and local investor protection matter for global stock trading 06 Jan 2017

    Cayman Financial Review

    By Eliza Wu

    Stock exchanges around the world place a great importance on market efficiency and integrity, and they invest considerable resources in providing the ideal regulatory environment to support trading activities. Read more

  • Feasibility of increasing volumetric load of freight heavy vehicles 09 Dec 2016

    ITLS Thinking Outside the Box

    By Mary Chiang

    The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently published an issues paper on increasing heavy vehicle (HV) volumetric load capacity without increasing mass limits in an effort to increase the productivity of road freight.  The NTC paper identified a number of key issues that require further consideration and resolution prior to developing a national policy for introducing higher productivity vehicles (HPVs) onto Australian roads. Read more

  • Creating a healthy company requires more than good pay incentives 14 Nov 2016

    The Conversation

    By Wai Fong Chua

    The Conversation published an article by Professor Wai Fong Chua about the importance of pay incentives and other initiatives that create a good business. Smart Company also republished the article. Read more

  • Multinational tax avoidance is still a revenue issue for government 10 Nov 2016

    The Conversation

    By Antony Ting

    Associate Professor Antony Ting authored an opinion piece that was published in The Conversation about the issue of Multinational tax avoidance. Read more

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