Elasticity measures how much buyers and sellers respond to changes in market conditions. Price elasticity of demand measures how much the quantity demanded of a good responds to a change in the price of that good. Price elasticity of demand is the percentage change in quantity demanded divided by the percentage change in price. Determinants … Continue reading Microeconomics – Elasticity & Its Applications
Payroll tax is a levy on the value of certain types of income paid within a particular state or territory by employers to, or on behalf of, their employees. Although, it is a state tax different jurisdictions have different rates and deduction thresholds. The total approximate savings from abolishing the payroll tax would be $22,240 … Continue reading Payroll Tax in Australia
Income splitting is when double income households are able to spread their collective income over both incomes, considering you are self-employed. In order to lower each under the tax free thresholds. This means a family can gain more savings from income tax from having two incomes. The use of these arrangements are used to create … Continue reading What does income splitting mean for Australian households?
The IS-LM model basically, is made up of two components: IS & LM curves. The IS curve represents a “[negative] relationship between the interest rate and the level of income that arises in the market for goods and services.” (Mankiw, 2010) IS stands for investment and saving. IS curve represents the market for goods and … Continue reading IS-LM Model – Theories of Short-Run Fluctuations
One Rule For One, One Rule For Another…Some Australian politicians are double-dipping and just receive a slap-on-the-wrist. Whereas, this exclusive policy helps one to correct for tax errors and I am against taxes as they misdirect resources and favour one group of society over another. However, I disagree with the line of law surrounding it … Continue reading ‘Double-Dipping’
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) was created by the Reserve Bank Act 1959 as “Australia’s central bank, which is responsible for managing the Commonwealth’s monetary policy, ensuring financial stability, and printing and distributing currency.” (Reserve Bank of Australia, 2011) This article in explaining the premise of the RBA and monetary policy will consider … Continue reading Monetary Policy and the Reserve Bank of Australia