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The McKell Institute is a progressive research institute dedicated to providing practical and innovative solutions to contemporary policy challenges.

Latest research

  • Investing Superannuation for the Public Good

    This report addresses the question of how superannuation trustees, whose funds dominate Australian capital markets, can ensure that they are investing their assets for the public good — in particular how to fund public infrastructure.
  • Stalling Wages, Falling Growth

    Australia, like many developed nations post the Global Financial Crisis, is enduring a period of declining wage growth and increasing inequality in income, resulting in living standards falling and stagnant economic growth. Access to fair wages has been facing a relative decline in the past few years, challenging social mobility and the egalitarian society that Australia has prided itself on being.
  • The Social Benefit of Economic Ties

    As the United Kingdom moves towards leaving the European Union, there are national conversations to be had on trade policy, which have not taken place for generations. We cannot be certain of how the different constituencies of interest groups, unions, political parties and businesses will come together in this public debate, nor the extent to which citizens will feel compelled to have their voices heard.