• University of New South Wales
  • Macquarie University
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Capital Markets
  • Sirca
  • Commonwealth Bank
  • KPMG
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Macquarie
  • Australian Government - Treasury
  • New South Wales Goverment
Dominant companies in concentrated markets deliver excess returns – CIFR
24 June 2015 (Sydney) A study by the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) has found that dominant companies operating in concentrat... More >

Welcome to the Centre for International Finance and Regulation

The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) is a centre for research and public policy development in the financial sector. It brings together leading Australian universities, research centres and financial organisations to assist the financial sector, government and regulators to meet emerging challenges and opportunities locally, regionally and internationally.  Sponsored by the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, comprising a consortium of universities and associates, CIFR focuses on financial market developments and financial system regulation. more>>

CIFR 'Pitching Research' Symposium

Sydney, 29 May 2015

CIFR was delighted to collaborate with Professor Robert Faff of The University of Queensland Business School, to host a "Pitching Research" Symposium at which academics had the opportunity to pitch their research on Public Policy and Financial Regulation to experts in this field. The symposium aimed to highlight CIFR's role in translating academic research to make it relevant to policy makers, regulators and other industry participants. Read More >>


CIFR 's Tax White Paper Submission

Taking a view that Australia’s income tax regime is no longer fit for purpose, the Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) has advocated a broad-brush and systematic approach to reform in a submission delivered to Treasury this week. Amongst its key recommendations, CIFR has advocated for the separation of fiscal policy and politics with consideration of an independent body to determine and implement fiscal policy. Read more >>

Dismantling Imputation System could be Detrimental to Economy

CIFR has released two pieces of research which find dismantling the imputation system could have detrimental effects for both shareholders and the Australian economy. The first paper finds that the impact of imputation credits on share prices and the cost of capital is subject to much debate with no consensus amongst academics. In a second paper, Geoff Kingston of Macquarie University considers the macroeconomic impacts from removing imputation to fund a reduction in the corporate tax rate.


Tax reform – the key to short- and longer-term budget repair

Public expenditure in Australia has been on a steady upward path over recent years. The funds for this expenditure have been generally underpinned by excess revenue gains from iron ore and coal exports to China. However, the fading mining boom and the consequent downturn in resource revenues have left us to ponder where future revenues will come from. This leaves a potentially tricky alternative of closely examining existing expenditure to see whether it can be justified, or sustained.





The Centre for International Finance and Regulation (CIFR) represents a strategic link between academia, financial regulators, policy makers and industry, promoting financial sector vibrancy, resiliency and integrity, through leading research and education.

CIFR receives funding and support from the Commonwealth and NSW Governments, and its industry, university and research centre partners.



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