Tax and Welfare
BCEC research explores the implications of the tax transfer system on the wellbeing and welfare of the people it seeks to assist. This research theme explores a range of issues related to tax and welfare in WA and Australia, including the potential impacts of negative gearing reform, modelling of Henry Review tax recommendations and the effects of superannuation on economic inequality in later life.
The Centre has also developed EVITA, an income tax and transfer payments microsimulation model. EVITA provides an extensive suite of objective, authoritative analysis tools through which users can investigate the effects of income tax and transfer payment system policy reform options on individuals and households in Australia. The model is also uniquely powerful in its capacity to undertake ‘scenario’ or ‘case study’ analysis of tax/transfer policy reform impacts on hypothetical households.