Presented by: Professor Ross Garnaut, Vice-Chancellor’s
Fellow and Professorial Fellow in Economics at the University of
Date: 20 May 2010
Location: Basement Theatre, Faculty of Business and Economics Building, The University of Melbourne
Ross Garnaut, with Anthony Clunies Ross, is the author of the 1975
article in The Economic Journal that opened global discussion
of resource rent taxes, and of the authoritative 1983 book The
Taxation of Mineral Rent, Clarendon Press, Oxford.
The Garnaut – Clunies Ross Resource Rent Tax has been applied in many
countries, including Australia for offshore petroleum (the Petroleum
Resource Rent Tax, PRRT). Professor Garnaut will assess the proposed
Resources Super Profits Tax as a form of mineral rent taxation, discuss
transitional issues, and analyse its interaction with other policy
issues in the resource sector — including Climate Change and carbon
pricing, and the two-speed economy.