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Richard Eccleston

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Richard Eccleston

Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change
Professor of Political Science
College of Arts, Law and Education

Room 419, Social Sciences, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2896 (phone)

Richard.Eccleston@utas.edu.au

Professor Richard Eccleston is a political scientist and the founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change who specialises in tax and budget politics.

Tax, Politics and Power

Tax is the lifeblood of the modern state. As US Supreme Court Judge Oliver Wendell Holmes put it 'tax is the price we pay for civilisation'.

Yet imposing taxes is seldom popular and increasing taxes is politically 'courageous'.  American commentators now joke that tax is a four letter word in any Presidential campaign.

What is clear is that creating and maintaining an efficient and effective tax system is a huge political challenge. More broadly the politics of taxation provides unique insights into how political systems operate and who wields power in society.

'An adequate, sustainable, effective tax system is important to any country,' said Professor Eccleston. 'Taxation is the main resource of governments. How a nation's tax system is structured is an indication of who's got the most power.'

Changes to Australia's taxation system will inevitably affect some groups more than others. The recent opposition to the Mining Tax highlights the sophisticated way that powerful groups can mobilise politically to block tax reform.

'It's time to have a conversation about tax reform,' said Professor Eccleston. 'Will we, as a community, accept a decrease in services, or agree to an increase in overall taxation? It's not a conversation governments want to have!'

Multinational organisations (MNCs) use aggressive tax planning to minimise tax payments. There is currently a concerted international effort to address this issue. What strategies can we adapt to stop the abuse of tax havens?

'Anyone, anywhere wanting to reform a tax system is faced with political constraints,' said Professor Eccleston. 'Addressing taxation issues at an international level is even more difficult than domestic tax reform.

'It only takes a few countries to opt out of a consensus and MNCs mobilise to exploit the loopholes available.'

Professor Eccleston has written widely on the politics of tax reform. His most recent book, The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance, explores the question of international tax cooperation in the aftermath of the GFC.

Richard Eccleston is Professor of Political Science and founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of Tasmania. He is a specialist in domestic, comparative and international political economy with an emphasis on taxation policy and public finance.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree Title of Thesis UniversityCountryAwarded
PhD The Capacity for Reform University of Queensland Australia 2002
 BA (Hons)    University of Tasmania Australia 1997

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania he completed a PhD from the University of Queensland and was a member of Griffith University's Centre for Governance and Public Policy and held the positions of Senior Lecturer (2004-2006) and Associate Lecturer/Lecturer (2002-2003) in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, Griffith University. Since joining the University he has held positons as Senior Lecturer (2007-2009) and 2010 -13 Associate Professor (2010-2013) in the School of Government, University of Tasmania.

Richard is the author of six books and over 50 articles and chapters on various aspects of comparative politics and economic policy. His specific expertise is in the politics of public finance and taxation reform having researched these topics around the world in recent years. He has been awarded 3 ARC Discovery grants since 2010 and was a 2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar (based in Washington DC). His most recent books are The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance (2014) which examines the origins and effectiveness of attempts to regulate tax havens in the aftermath of the GFC and The Future of Federalism: Multi-level governance in an age of austerity (forthcoming 2015)

Richard takes a keen interest in Tasmanian politics and is a respected commentator on local and national political affairs.

Research Themes

Richard's research aligns with the University's research theme of Creativity, Culture and Society.

His research agenda is firmly located in the interdisciplinary field of economic governance in that it focuses on the use of institutions and structures of authority (domestic and international, public and private) to coordinate and control economic activity. The majority of his published research (four of his seven books and the majority of recent articles and chapters) focuses on two key dimensions of the economic policy responses to globalisation. The first strand of this research agenda assesses the impact of globalisation of the politics of domestic economic reform, while the second examines the role of international organisations and governance structures in promoting international cooperation in the context of the current Financial Crisis. This research on economic governance is both theoretically significant and policy relevant. At a practical level it is motivated by important policy questions such as: which political strategies and institutions are most likely to sustain tax reform at a domestic level and which international governance structures and compliance strategies are most likely to promote international tax cooperation? This research on domestic economic reform has made an intellectual contribution to the literature on institutional change by advancing a theory of institutionally situated agency in which contextual variables continue to influence (but not determine) policy change.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • 2014- Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of Tasmania
  • 2013 Discipline Head, Politics and International Relations, University of Tasmania
  • 2011-12  Deputy Head, School of Government, University of Tasmania
  • 2011- Director, Governance and Implementation Research Group, University of Tasmania
  • 2009-12 Chair, School of Government Research Committee, University of Tasmania
  • 2011-12 Political Science Discipline Coordinator, University of Tasmania

Committee associations

  • Member of the International Studies Association
  • Member, Australian Institute of International Affairs
  • Member, International Political Science Association
  • Member of the Australian Political Studies Association
  • Member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
  • Secretary of the International Political Studies Association Research Committee on Business and Politics (2006-2010)

Administrative expertise

Richard is an experienced research leader and was head of the Politics and International Relations Disciple at the University of Tasmania prior to being appointed as the inaugural Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Teaching

Australian politics and public policy, comparative and international political economy

Teaching expertise

While not currently engaged in teaching he has taught widely in the fields of Australian and comparative and international politics, public policy, and political economy. An experienced foundation year teacher Richard is co-author of a number of popular texts including Foundations of Australian Politics, Politics for Business Students: A comparative introduction and Regulating International Business.

Teaching responsibility

As Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change Richard is not currently involved with teaching.

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Expertise

  • Tax policy, public finance (including performance budgeting and auditing) and fiscal federalism
  • Public Policy with an emphasis on business politics and regulatory governance
  • International political economy and global governance with an emphasis on international cooperation and compliance

Awards

  • 2014 – Fulbright Senior Scholar
  • 2009 - UTAS 'Rising Stars' award for outstanding mid-career researcher
  • 2000 - Best Graduate Student Paper in Business Politics: International Political Science Association World Congress

Collaboration

All of Richard's major research projects have involved international collaborations.

Current projects

Richard's current research agenda consists of three broad elements. The first examines the dynamics and effectiveness of governance systems designed to promote tax reform and cooperation both within and between nation states. At the international level this involves a comparative evaluation of the various frameworks and strategies promoted by international organizations. This ongoing research has benefited from Australian Research Council Funding of $248,400 over the period 2010-15 with preliminary findings reported in monograph The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance: The Financial Crisis, The OECD and the politics of international tax cooperation (Edward Elgar 2012).

Richard's second research agenda concerns domestic funding reform and fiscal sustainability with an emphasis on the reform the Australian Commonwealth Grants Commission regime, the political economy of state and territory tax reform as well as performance auditing and budgeting at the sub-national level. This ongoing research agenda has been awarded funding from the Australian Research Council 2013-15 ($210,354). In 2014 he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship to continue this research in the United States.

He also maintains a strong interest in politics and governance at the State level. Given his expertise he is a frequent advisor to and commentator on the Tasmanian Government. He also leads a multi-disciplinary research team applying phone-based sensor technology to capture and analyse data on tourist travel patterns within Tasmanian. This project has been awarded $500,000 funding from Sense T and the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

Fields of Research

  • Public Policy (160510)
  • Australian Government and Politics (160601)
  • International Relations (160607)
  • Economic Development Policy (160505)
  • Heterodox Economics (149903)
  • Policy and Administration (160599)
  • Public Administration (160509)
  • Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience (150606)
  • Social Policy (160512)
  • Political Science (160699)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Health Policy (160508)
  • Social Change (160805)
  • Tourism (150699)
  • Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment (160801)
  • Comparative Government and Politics (160603)
  • Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific (160606)
  • Tourism Management (150603)
  • Impacts of Tourism (150601)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Environment Policy (160507)
  • Urban Sociology and Community Studies (160810)
  • Sociology (160899)
  • Taxation Law (180125)
  • Public Economics- Public Choice (140213)
  • Sociology and Social Studies of Science and Technology (160808)
  • Public Economics- Taxation and Revenue (140215)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Tourism Policy (160513)

Research Objectives

  • Government and Politics (940299)
  • Political Systems (940203)
  • Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis (940204)
  • International Political Economy (excl. International Trade) (940304)
  • Taxation (910110)
  • International Organisations (940303)
  • Tourism (900399)
  • International Relations (940399)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Microeconomic Effects of Taxation (910207)
  • Families and Family Services (940112)
  • Tourism Infrastructure Development (900303)
  • Health (929999)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Health Inequalities (920206)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services (940117)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism (909899)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Law Reform (940405)
  • Electoral Systems (940202)
  • Learner and Learning Achievement (930101)
  • Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales (960501)
  • Community Service (excl. Work) (940199)
  • Economic Issues in Tourism (900301)
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism (900302)
  • Conserving Collections and Movable Cultural Heritage (950303)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)

Publications

Richard is the author of six books and over 50 articles and chapters on various aspects of comparative politics and economic policy.

Total publications

121

Highlighted publications

(6 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2012BookEccleston R, 'The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance: The Financial Crisis, the OECD and the Politics of International Tax Cooperation', Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 200. ISBN 978-184980279-6 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.4337/9781849805988 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2011Journal ArticleEccleston R, Marsh I, 'The Henry Tax Review, cartel parties and the reform capacity of the Australian state', Australian Journal of Political Science, 46, (3) pp. 437-451. ISSN 1036-1146 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2011.595699 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Marsh I

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2007BookEccleston RG, 'Taxing Reforms: The Politics of the Consumption Tax in Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia', Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 190. ISBN 978-1-84542-120-5 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2004BookEccleston RG, 'The Thirty Year Problem: The Politics of Australian Tax Reform', The Australian Tax Research Foundation, Sydney, pp. 206. ISBN 0-949482-81-1 (2004) [Authored Research Book]

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2004Journal ArticleEccleston RG, Ganghof S, 'Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Income Taxation in Australia', Australian Journal of Political Science, 39, (3) pp. 519-535. ISSN 1036-1146 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/103614042000295129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2000Journal ArticleEccleston RG, 'The Significance of Business Interest Associations in Economic Policy Reform: The Case of Australian Taxation Policy', Business and Politics, 2, (3) pp. 309-325. ISSN 1369-5258 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Journal Article

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2017Bolwell D, Eccleston R, 'Tasmania July to December 2016', Australian Journal of Politics & History, 63, (2) pp. 320-327. ISSN 1467-8497 (2017) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12360 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Cullen-Knox C, Eccleston R, Haward M, Lester E, Vince J, 'Contemporary challenges in environmental governance: technology, governance and the social licence', Environmental Policy and Governance, 27, (1) pp. 3-13. ISSN 1756-932X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/eet.1743 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Cullen-Knox C; Haward M; Lester E; Vince J

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2017Hardy A, Hyslop S, Booth KI, Robards BJ, Aryal J, et al., 'Tracking tourists' travel with smartphone-based GPS technology: a methodological discussion', Information Technology & Tourism ISSN 1943-4294 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hardy A; Hyslop S; Booth KI; Robards BJ; Aryal J

2016Bolwell D, Whiley H, Eccleston RG, 'Tasmania January to June 2016', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62, (4) pp. 643-650. ISSN 0004-9522 (2016) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2016Eccleston R, Stubbs R, 'Public sector participation and compliance across national and global transparency regimes', International Journal of Public Administration, 39, (10) pp. 758-770. ISSN 0190-0692 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01900692.2015.1034322 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Stubbs R

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2016Marsh I, Crowley K, Grube D, Eccleston R, 'Delivering public services: locality, learning and reciprocity in place based practice', Australian Journal of Public Administration pp. 1-14. ISSN 0313-6647 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12230 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Marsh I; Crowley K; Grube D

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2016Bolwell D, Whiley H, Eccleston R, 'Tasmania July to December 2015', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 62, (2) pp. 319-326. ISSN 0004-9522 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12256 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Whiley H

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2016Eccleston R, Hortle R, 'The Australian mining tax debate: political legacies and comparative perspectives', Australian Journal of Political Science, 51, (1) pp. 102-109. ISSN 1036-1146 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2015.1126042 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hortle R

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2015Doherty BT, Eccleston R, Hansen E, Natalier K, Churchill B, 'Building evaluation capacity in micro community organisations more burden than benefit?', Evaluation of Journal of Australasia, 15, (4) pp. 29-37. ISSN 1035-719X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Doherty BT; Hansen E; Churchill B

2015Eccleston R, Smith HM, 'Fixing funding in the Australian Federation: issues and options for state tax reform', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74, (4) pp. 435-447. ISSN 0313-6647 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12176 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Smith HM

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2015Bolwell D, McLean WA, Eccleston RG, 'Tasmania January to June 2015', Australian Journal of Politics & History, 61 pp. 658-664. ISSN 1467-8497 (2015) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12129 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McLean WA

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2015Eccleston R, Warren N, 'The devil is in the detail: the distributional consequences of personal income tax sharing in the Australian federation', Australian Tax Forum, 30, (4) pp. 713-733. ISSN 0812-695X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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2014Eccleston R, 'Where's Canberra?', Public Administration Today, (38) pp. 53-54. ISSN 1832-0066 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2014Eccleston R, Gray F, 'Foreign Accounts Tax compliance Act and American Leadership in the Campaign against International Tax Evasion: Revolution or False Dawn?', Global Policy, 5, (3) pp. 321-333. ISSN 1758-5880 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12122 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Gray F

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2014Eccleston R, Woolley T, 'From Calgary to Canberra: Resource Taxation and Fiscal Federalism in Canada and Australia', Publius pp. 1-28. ISSN 1747-7107 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/publius/pju039 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Woolley T

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2014Eccleston R, Woolley T, 'Reforming the dark art of GST forecasting', eJournal of Tax Research, 12, (2) pp. 319-334. ISSN 1448-2398 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Woolley T

2014Eccleston RG, Woodward R, 'Pathologies in International Policy Transfer: The Case of the OECD Tax Transparency Initiative', Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, 16, (3) pp. 216-229. ISSN 1572-5448 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13876988.2013.854446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2013Eccleston R, Kellow A, Carroll P, 'G20 endorsement in post crisis global governance: more than a toothless talking shop?', The British Journal of Politics and International Relations pp. 1-20. ISSN 1467-856X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-856X.12034 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Kellow A; Carroll P

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2013Eccleston RG, 'The tax reform agenda in Australia', Australia Journal of Public Administration, 72, (2) pp. 103-113. ISSN 1467-8500 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12019 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

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2013Eccleston RG, Gray F, 'Five Political Realities of Gaming Regulation', Gaming Research, 25, (1) pp. 18-24. ISSN 1832-4975 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Gray F

2013Eccleston RG, Warren N, Woolley TG, 'Beyond the blame game: political strategies for state funding reform', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 72, (1) pp. 14-30. ISSN 1467-8500 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Woolley TG

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2012Eccleston R, 'Australia's Future Fund: a future beyond the GFC', Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 17, (2) pp. 284-297. ISSN 1354-7860 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2012.668083 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2012Eccleston R, Sadiq K, 'Tax reform - a plan for the future (editorial)', Australian Tax Forum: A Journal of Taxation Policy, Law and Reform, 27, (2) pp. 221-225. ISSN 0812-695X (2012) [Non Refereed Article]

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2012Eccleston R, Sadiq K, 'Australian Tax Reform Vol 27 (2)', 27, (2) ISSN 0812-695X (2012) [Edited Journal]

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2012Eccleston R, 'The politics of Australian tax reform beyond the national tax forum: context and challenges', Australian Tax Forum, 27, (2) pp. 227-239. ISSN 0812-695X (2012) [Refereed Article]

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2011Eccleston R, 'The OECD and global economic governance', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 65, (2) pp. 243-255. ISSN 1035-7718 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2011.550106 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

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2011Eccleston R, 'Revolution or Evolution: Sovereignty, The Financial Crisis and the Governance of International Taxation', JALAP, 2011 pp. 13-24. ISSN 1836-6953 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Eccleston R, Marsh I, 'The Henry Tax Review, cartel parties and the reform capacity of the Australian state', Australian Journal of Political Science, 46, (3) pp. 437-451. ISSN 1036-1146 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10361146.2011.595699 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Marsh I

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2010Kay AP, Eccleston RG, 'The evolution of Labor's health reform agenda: A preliminary assessment', Public Policy , 5, (2) pp. 75-82. ISSN 1833-2110 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'Righting Australia's Vertical Fiscal Imbalance: Transferring Public Hospital Funding as an Option for Reform', Agenda, 15, (3) pp. 39-52. ISSN 1322-1833 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'The Double Edged Sword: Tax cut politics and the 2007 federal election campaign', Social Alternatives, 27, (2) pp. 28-32. ISSN 0155-0306 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'The Howard Government, Capital Taxation and the Limits of Redistribution?', Australian Journal of Political Science, 42, (2) pp. 351-364. ISSN 1036-1146 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10361140701320067 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'Macroeconomic stabilisation and its implications for personal income tax reform in the lead-up to the 2007 Federal Election', Australian Tax Forum, 22, (3) pp. 45-59. ISSN 0812-695X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'The Thirty Year Problem: Political Entrepreneurs, Policy Learning and the Institutional Dynamics of Australian Consumption Tax Reform', Law in Context, 24, (2) pp. 100-123. ISSN 0811-5796 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'Confronting the Sacred Cow: The Politics of Work-Related Tax Deductions in Australia', Australian Tax Forum, 21, (1) pp. 3-24. ISSN 0812-695X (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2004Eccleston RG, Ganghof S, 'Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Income Taxation in Australia', Australian Journal of Political Science, 39, (3) pp. 519-535. ISSN 1036-1146 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/103614042000295129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2002Eccleston RG, 'Taxing Times: A Political Retrospective', Australian Tax Forum, 17, (3) pp. 287-312. ISSN 0812-695X (2002) [Refereed Article]

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2000Eccleston RG, 'The Significance of Business Interest Associations in Economic Policy Reform: The Case of Australian Taxation Policy', Business and Politics, 2, (3) pp. 309-325. ISSN 1369-5258 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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1999Eccleston RG, 'Democratic Paradox? The Impact of Ideational Change on Economic Voting', Australian Journal of Political Economy, 44, (December) pp. 30-46. ISSN 0156-5826 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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1998Eccleston RG, 'The Fiscal-Electoral Nexus in Australia, 1976-1994', Australian Journal of Political Science, 33, (2) pp. 267-279. ISSN 1036-1146 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10361149850651 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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Book

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Eccleston R, Krever R, 'The Future of Federalism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity', Edward Elgar, United Kingdom, pp. 365. ISBN 9781784717773 (2017) [Edited Book]

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2014Eccleston RG, 'The Dynamics Of Global Economic Governance', Edward Elgar, United Kingdom, pp. 188. ISBN 9781781953501 (2014) [Revision/New Edition]

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2013van Acker E, Eccleston RG, Hollander R, Williams P, 'Politics for Business Students', Pearson Australia, Australia, pp. 145. ISBN 9781486009107 (2013) [Authored Other Book]

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2012Eccleston R, 'The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance: The Financial Crisis, the OECD and the Politics of International Tax Cooperation', Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 200. ISBN 978-184980279-6 (2012) [Authored Research Book]

DOI: 10.4337/9781849805988 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

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2009Eccleston RG, Hollander R, Van Acker E, Williams P, 'Politics for Business Students: A Comparative Introduction', Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, pp. 198. ISBN 978-1-442-51058-6 (2009) [Authored Other Book]

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2008Carroll PGH, Eccleston RG, 'Regulating International Business', Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, pp. 224. ISBN 978-0-7339-8618-5 (2008) [Edited Book]

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Co-authors: Carroll PGH

2007Eccleston RG, 'Taxing Reforms: The Politics of the Consumption Tax in Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia', Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, pp. 190. ISBN 978-1-84542-120-5 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'Taxing Reforms: The Politics of the Consumption Tax in Japan, the United States, Canada and Australia', Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, pp. 190. ISBN 978-1-84542-120-5 (2007) [Authored Research Book]

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2006Eccleston RG, Williams P, Hollander R, 'Foundations of Australian Politics', Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, pp. 145. ISBN 0-7339-7804-5 (2006) [Edited Book]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'The Thirty Year Problem: The Politics of Australian Tax Reform', The Australian Tax Research Foundation, Sydney, pp. 206. ISBN 0-949482-81-1 (2004) [Authored Research Book]

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Chapter in Book

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2017Eccleston R, Krever K, Smith HM, 'Fiscal Federalism in the twenty-first century', The Future of Fedralism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity, Edward Elgar, Eccleston R and Krever R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 15-48. ISBN 9781784717773 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Smith HM

2017Eccleston R, Krever R, 'The future of the Australian federation: intergovernmental financial relations amid growing fiscal pressures', The Future of Fedralism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity, Edward Elgar, Eccleston R and Krever R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 95-123. ISBN 9781784717773 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2017Eccleston R, Warren N, 'The Failure of the Federalism Reform Process and its Financial Implications for the Australian States', A People's Federation, The Federation Press, M Bruerton, T Arklay, R Hollander, and R Levy (ed), Australia, pp. 147-163. ISBN 9781760021481 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2017Eccleston RG, Hardy A, Tinch DR, 'Case study: Tasmania driving innovation in the visitor economy', Improving service sector productivity: the economic imperative, CEDA, CEDA (ed), Australia, pp. 112-116. ISBN 0858013134 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hardy A; Tinch DR

2017Eccleston RG, Hortle R, Krever R, 'Introduction: the evolution of intergovernmental financial relations in the twenty-first century', The Future of Federalism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity, Edward Elgar, Eccleston R and Krever R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781784717773 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Hortle R

2017Eccleston R, Krever R, Mellor P, 'Intergovernmental Financial relations in an age of austerity: implications for the future of federalism', The Future of Fedralism: Intergovernmental Financial Relations in an Age of Austerity, Edward Elgar, Eccleston R and Krever R (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 343-364. ISBN 9781784717773 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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2016Eccleston R, Smith H, 'The G20, BEPS and the Future of International Tax Governance', Global Tax Governance: What is wrong with it and how to fix it, ECPR Press, P Diestsch and T Rixen (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 175-198. ISBN 978-1-785521263 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Smith H

2013Eccleston RG, Woolley TG, 'Independence in the shadow of politics:The case of Australia's Future Fund', Sovereign investment: volatility, diversity, sustainability, Central Banking Publications, Donghyun Park (ed), Great Britain, pp. 149-160. ISBN 9781902182810 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Woolley TG

2013Eccleston R, 'Canary in the mine', Griffith Review, Text Publishing Company, J Schultz and N Cica (ed), Australia, pp. 138-146. ISBN 9781922079961 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Eccleston RG, 'Globalisation, the GFC and the politics of taxation', Business and the politics of globalisation: after the Global Financial Crisis, Pearson, G Curran and E van Acker (ed), Sydney, pp. 68-86. ISBN 978 1 442 53034 8 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Eccleston RG, 'The Political Economy of Australia's Future Fund - The Political Dimension', The Political Economy of Sovereign Wealth Funds , Palgrave Macmillan, XY and G Bahgat (ed), Hampshire, England, pp. 143-156. ISBN 9780230241091 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

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2009Eccleston RG, 'Political Economy', The Australian Study of Politics, Palgrave Macmillan, RAW Rhodes (ed), Houndsmill, Basingstoke, pp. 227-237. ISBN 978-0-230-20104-0 (2009) [Research Book Chapter]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'Regulating Finance and Capital', Regulating International Business, Pearson Education Australia, P Carroll and R Eccleston (ed), Sydney, pp. 94-110. ISBN 978 0 7339 8618 5 (2008) [Other Book Chapter]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'The Regulation of International Taxation', Regulating International Business, Pearson Education Australia, P Carroll and R Eccleston (ed), Sydney, pp. 200-213. ISBN 978 0 7339 8618 5 (2008) [Other Book Chapter]

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2008Eccleston RG, Carroll PGH, 'Conclusion: International Business Regulation in the 21st Century', Regulating International Business, Pearson Education Australia, P Carroll and R Eccleston (ed), Sydney, pp. 214-220. ISBN 978 0 7339 8618 5 (2008) [Other Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Carroll PGH

2008Eccleston RG, Conley T, 'Regulation, Globalisation and International Organisations', Regulating International Business, Pearson Education Australia, P Carroll and R Eccleston (ed), Sydney, pp. 53-72. ISBN 978 0 7339 8618 5 (2008) [Other Book Chapter]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'Globalisation and the Politics of Taxation', Globalising Government Business Relations, Pearson, G Curran and E van Acker (ed), Frenchs Forest, pp. 215-234. ISBN 978-0-7339-8627-7 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'Corruption, Political and Business', Global Perspectives on the United States: Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations, Berkshire Publishing Group, D Levinson and K Christensen (ed), Massachusetts, pp. 63-66. ISBN 978-1-933782-07-2 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'Introduction to Politics', Foundations of Australian Politics, Pearson Education Australia, R Eccleston, P Williams and R Hollander (ed), Sydney, pp. 1-12. ISBN 0 7339 7804 5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'The Constitutional Foundations of Australia's Political System', Foundations of Australian Politics, Pearson Education Australia, R Eccleston, P Williams and R Hollander (ed), Sydney, pp. 13-23. ISBN 0 7339 7804 5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'The Foundations of Australian Federalism', Foundations of Australian Politics, Pearson Education Australia, R Eccleston, P Williams and R Hollander (ed), Sydney, pp. 24-38. ISBN 0 7339 7804 5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'Interest Groups and Business', Foundations of Australian Politics, Pearson Education Australia, R Eccleston, P Williams and R Hollander (ed), Sydney, pp. 77-94. ISBN 0 7339 7804 5 (2006) [Other Book Chapter]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'Globalisation and Business Activism', Governing Business and Globalisation, Pearson Education Australia, E van Acker and G Curran (ed), Sydney, pp. 72-82. ISBN 1-74091-103-2 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Eccleston RG, Wanna J, 'Business and the Politics of Taxation', Governing Business and Globalisation, Pearson Education Australia, E van Acker and G Curran (ed), Sydney, pp. 175-189. ISBN 1-74091-103-2 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2002Eccleston RG, 'The Power of Australian Business', Business, Government and Globalisation, Pearson Education Australia, E van Acker and G Curran (ed), Sydney, pp. 73-85. ISBN 0-7339-9932-8 (2002) [Research Book Chapter]

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Review

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2008Eccleston RG, 'Review of Everyday Politics of the World Economy', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 62, (4) pp. 578-579. (2008) [Review Single Work]

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2007Eccleston RG, 'Review of Havens in a Storm: The Struggle for Global Tax Regulation by Jason Sharman', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 61, (4) pp. 554-556. (2007) [Review Single Work]

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2005Eccleston RG, 'Review of Markets in Vice, Markets in Virtue by John Braithwaite', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 64, (4) pp. 114-116. (2005) [Review Single Work]

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2003Eccleston RG, 'Review of Fiscal Policies in Federal States by Dietmar Braun', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62, (4) pp. 116. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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2003Eccleston RG, 'Review of The National Interest in a Global Era: Australia in World Affairs 1996-2000 by J Cotton and J Ravenhill (eds)', Australian Journal of International Affairs, 57, (3) pp. 515-517. (2003) [Review Single Work]

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Conference Publication

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2010Eccleston RG, 'Institutionalisation international cooperation in tax administration: the evolution and effectiveness of the OECD Forum on Tax Administration', 9th International Tax Administration Conference Building Bridges, 7 - 9 April 2010, Sydney, pp. 1-13. (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Eccleston RG, Carroll PGH, Kellow AJ, 'Handmaiden to the G20?: The OECD's Evolving role in global governance', Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2010: Connected Globe Conflicting Worlds, 27-29 September 2010, University of Melbourne EJ ISBN 978-0-646-54270-6 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Carroll PGH; Kellow AJ

2006Eccleston RG, 'Whose idea was it anyway? The dynamics of international policy transfer and the case of consumption tax reform', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 25-27 September 2006, Newcastle, NSW EJ (2006) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Eccleston RG, 'The dilemmas of sectoral embeddedness and the limits of Japanese business mobilisation', Proceedings of the International Political Science Association World Congress, 9-13 July 2006, Fukuoka, Japan EJ (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'The utilisation of web-based teaching resources in large diverse classes: An empirical study', Proceedings of the Effective Teaching and Learning Conference, 2004, Griffith, QLD EJ (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'The political dynamics of Japanese tax reform and the limits of institutional theory', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 29 September-1 October 2004, Adelaide, SA EJ (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2003Eccleston RG, Ganghof S, 'Globalisation and the dilemmas of capital taxation in Australia', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 29 September-1 October 2003, Hobart, Tasmania EJ (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2000Eccleston RG, 'Policy network change and its implications for Australian taxation reform', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, 3-6 October 2000, Canberra EJ ISBN 0-7315-5211-3 (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2000Eccleston RG, 'The significance of business interest associations in economic policy reform: The case of Australian taxation policy', Proceedings of the International Political Science Association World Congress, 1-6 August 2000, Quebec, Canada EJ (2000) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Eccleston RG, 'Coalitions in context: Explaining the political economy of Australian tax reform', Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference, September 1998, Christchurch, NZ EJ (1998) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Doherty T, Eccleston RG, 'Thriving Communities Healthy Families: Final Evaluation Report', Neighborhood Houses Tasmania, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Doherty T

2016Eccleston RG, Flanagan K, Verdouw J, Duncan A, Ong R, et al., 'Pathways to housing tax reform', Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, Australia (2016) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Flanagan K; Verdouw J

2015Doherty T, Eccleston RG, 'Thriving Communities Healthy Families: Mid-Project Evaluation Report', Neighborhood Houses Tasmania, Australia (2015) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Doherty T

2012Churchill B, Doherty T, Hansen E, Eccleston R, 'People and Place: Understanding a Research Program for Understanding and Addressing Place-based Health Inequities in Tasmania', UTAS DHHS (2012) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Churchill B; Doherty T; Hansen E

Other Public Output

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Kefford G, Eccleston R, 'Talking point: Give more power to the people', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 18 April (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Kefford G

2016Eccleston R, 'Experts offer early take on economic plan' at business breakfast in Hobart', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 4 May (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Federal election: Eric Abetz backs hierarchy after Amigos swept', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 4 July (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Australia votes: Federal Election blog with political analyst Kevin Bonham', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 2 July (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Poll suggests it could be adios to Tasmania's Three Amigos', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 25 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Eric Hutchinson's edge will be tested this time in Lyons', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 5 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Talking Point: Hungry for political leadership', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 1 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, Hardy A, 'Old businesses hurt, but new enterprises can thrive', Mercury Newspaper, Fairfax Media, Australia, 11 Mar (2016) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

2016Eccleston R, Hardy A, 'Talking Point: Better build on the boomtimes', The Mercury, News Corp, Australia, 17 August (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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Co-authors: Hardy A

2016Eccleston RG, 'State of the states: what were the issues and seats that mattered in Australia's state and territories? Tasmania', The Conversation, Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 10 July (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston RG, 'State of the states: a handful of votes could decide Tasmania's Liberal-held seats', The Conversation, Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 16 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston RG, 'Modelling shows why premiers are wary of Turnbull's tax proposal', The Conversation, Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 1 April (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston RG, Warren N, 'States will ultimately pay for federal promises, no matter who wins Saturday's election', The Conversation, Conversation Media Trust, Australia, 30 June (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2016Eccleston R, 'Talking Point: Blood pressure up over health', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 6 July (2016) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Eccleston R, 'Poll delivers sweet and sour for Liberals', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 11 June (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Eccleston RG, 'Talking Point: Critical not to waste kicking with the breeze', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 28 May (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Eccleston RG, Hardy A, 'Talking Point: Inflating tourism's big boom', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 4 November (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2015Eccleston R, 'Talking Point: Negative politics of uncertainty', The Mercury, Fairfax Media, Australia, 5 Feb (2015) [Newspaper Article]

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2014Eccleston RG, 'Cost of Living Pressures on Tasmanian Households: Causes and Options for Reform', Research Report, Australia (2014) [Government or Industry Research]

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2011Eccleston RG, 'No evading need for tax reform', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Ltd, Hobart, October 4, pp. 1-2. (2011) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Eccleston RG, 'Hard times still Ahead', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, Hobart, 19th January 2010 (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Eccleston RG, 'Making Minority Government Work', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Pty Ltd, Hobart, 19th April 2010 (2010) [Newspaper Article]

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2010Eccleston RG, Kay A, 'Submission to the Senate Economics Committee Inquiry into the Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010', Inquiry into the Inquiry into the Federal Financial Relations Amendment (National Health and Hospitals Network) Bill 2010, department of the Senate, online (2010) [Government or Industry Research]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'Submission to the Senate Select Committee on State Government Financial Management', Tasmanian State Government, Hobart (2008) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2008Eccleston RG, 'Clever and kind is no easy trick', The Mercury, Davies Brothers Pty Ltd., Hobart (2008) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'Don't Rock the Boat', The Courier Mail, Queensland, 8 September (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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2004Eccleston RG, 'Tax Cuts Cost Tax Reform', The Courier Mail, Queensland, 7 May (2004) [Newspaper Article]

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Grants & Funding

Richard's current research agenda consists of three broad elements. The first examines the dynamics and effectiveness of governance systems designed to promote tax reform and cooperation both within and between nation states. At the international level this involves a comparative evaluation of the various frameworks and strategies promoted by international organizations. This ongoing research has benefited from Australian Research Council Funding of $248,400 over the period 2010-15 with preliminary findings reported in monograph The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance: The Financial Crisis, The OECD and the politics of international tax cooperation (Edward Elgar 2012).

Richard's second research agenda concerns domestic funding reform and fiscal sustainability with an emphasis on the reform the Australian Commonwealth Grants Commission regime, the political economy of state and territory tax reform as well as performance auditing and budgeting at the sub-national level. This ongoing research agenda has been awarded funding from the Australian Research Council 2013-15 ($210,354). In 2014 he was awarded a Fulbright Senior Fellowship to continue this research in the United States.

He also maintains a strong interest in politics and governance at the State level. Given his expertise he is a frequent advisor to and commentator on the Tasmanian Government. He also leads a multi-disciplinary research team applying phone-based sensor technology to capture and analyse data on tourist travel patterns within Tasmanian. This project has been awarded $500,000 funding from Sense T and the Australian and Tasmanian Governments.

Funding Summary

Number of grants

22

Total funding

$2,138,996

Projects

Tourist Tracking Technology Phase 2 Development (2017 - 2018)$210,000
Description
Over the summer of 2015-2016 the innovative and ambitious UTAS Tourist Tracking project successfully tracked the movement of 472 tourists within Tasmania for 4-14 days. The goals of the Phase 2 research program are:1.To prove that techniques developed during our pilot study can be adapted to a completely app-based platform (iOS and Android) suitable for use on visitors personal phones. This will be critical for scaling the method and reducing unit cost;2.To develop and prove incentives to recruit a diverse and significant cohort of visitors to the state on a sustainable basis; and3.To develop a dynamic and user friendly industry/government interface to ensure that end user participants have timely access to key data.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($190,000); Federal Hotels ($20,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J; Eccleston RG; Booth KI; Tinch DR; Wong TL; Robards BJ
Period
2017 - 2018
Understanding the Risk Segments, Travel Behaviour and Enhancing the Road Safety for Tourists to Tasmania (2017)$14,500
Description
The research team will assess data collated during the phase 1 of Tourist Tracking Project in 2016 and in doing so, will:1. explore the average speed of tourists on 4 designated, high use roads.2. undertake an exploration of the place of origin and age of those tourists who have been identified as travelling in a dangerous manner;3. where possible, the research team will synthesise the Tourist Tracking data with relevant data sets provided by the State Growth;4. provide written and online to the Road Safety Branch of State Growth.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($14,500)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Aryal J; Eccleston RG
Year
2017
Tracking trail users' movement in the Skane region of Sweden using the Tracer technology (2017)$195,495
Description
The project aim is to understand the movements, activities and preferences of tourists and users of walking trails in the Skene region of Sweden. An app will be developed to collect tracking and demographic data from participants. These datasets will then be analysed and presented to Tourism Skane.
Funding
Tourism in Skane ($195,495)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Eccleston RG; Aryal J; Ooi CS
Year
2017
Taxing Campaigns: A Comparative Study Study of Global Civil Society Activism Targeting Tax Avoidance by High Net Worth Individuals and Multinational Corporations (2017)$8,005
Description
This project scopes the campaigning strategies employed by Australian civil society organisations to contest corporate tax avoidance practices.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($8,005)
Scheme
Grant-CAL Hothouse Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Murphy-Gregory HL; Gale F; Eccleston RG
Year
2017
Understanding the lived experience of migrants in Tasmania (2016)$49,550
Description
The proposed research will generate evidence about: What attracts overseas and interstate migrants to move to Tasmania. The barriers in making the decision to move to Tasmania from interstate and overseas. The factors influencing their decision to stay in Tasmania. The factors influencing their decision to leave Tasmania.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($49,550)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Habibis D; Eccleston RG; Jacobs KA; Churchill B
Year
2016
Understanding the international student education and career pathway experience (2016)$49,880
Description
To better understand the international student and career pathway experience in Tasmania and barriers to international students remaining in Tasmania post-graduation, the research will involve: Identifying factors that influence international student participation in the Tasmanian education system; Documenting experiences of international students with a particular focus on the challenges they face during their education; Considering the aspirations of international students for employment after completion of their studies; Determining the current employment outcomes for international students in Tasmania; Identifying factors that impact international students who wish to stay in Tasmania, securing employment and residency in the State.
Funding
Department of State Growth (Tas) ($49,880)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Churchill B; Eccleston RG; Habibis D
Year
2016
Centacare Evolve Housing Social Return on Investment (SROI) Project (2016 - 2017)$50,000
Description
Centacare Evolve Housing requires the University of Tasmania to develop suitable social return on investment framework to calculate the social impact of transferring management of public housing stock to a community sector organisation.
Funding
CatholicCare Tasmania ($50,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Habibis D; Flanagan KM; Verdouw JJ; Doherty T
Period
2016 - 2017
Inquiry into pathways to housing tax reform (2016 - 2017)$256,676
Description
This EPJ develops, models and integrates innovative policy pathways for housing tax reform. Reform proposals are mindful of the prevailing barriers to reform as well as the need to develop implementation and transition strategies which are fiscallysustainable and politically viable while reducing distortions in national housing markets.
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($256,676)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Atalay K; Duncan A; Flanagan KM; Hodgson H; Jacobs KA; Minas JW; Ong R; Verdouw JJ; Warren N; Whelan S; Yanotti MB; Yates J
Period
2016 - 2017
Pathways to State housing and land tax reform (2016 - 2017)$82,938
Description
This project develops and models viable 'pathways' for State and Territory governments to transition from transaction based conveyance duties to a broad-based recurrent land taxes. Such reforms would enhance economic efficiency, State financial sustainability and housing affordabilty
Funding
Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute ($82,938)
Scheme
Grant-Research Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Warren N; Yanotti MB
Period
2016 - 2017
Sense-T Stage 2: Sensing Tourist Travel ('Tourist tracking project') (2015 - 2016)$499,534
Description
This project will use real-time sensor-generated data to address two significant industry-driven research questions, which are designed to provide unprecedented insights into tourists travel behaviour and decision making. Understanding where different cohorts of tourists travel and how they make spontaneous travel decisions will create value for the industry and the Tasmanian community by:Informing more nuanced and effective marketing strategies;Informing tourism related infrastructure and investment decisions, facilitating industry and employment growth;Informing strategies designed to increase the duration of (and spending during) visits; andEnhancing the tourist experience by providing more timely and relevant travel information.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($499,534)
Scheme
Grant - Institutional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hardy A; Eccleston RG; Robards BJ; Wong TL; Aryal J; Tinch DR; Booth KI; Hyslop SE
Period
2015 - 2016
Thriving Communities Healthy Families Evaluation (2015 - 2016)$50,016
Description
TCHF is a place based project which seeks to connect disenfranchised at risk young families with their local neighbourhood house to* Improve their access to services and programs.* Connect them with community supports and promote social inclusion.* Empower families to take greater responsibility for their own health and well-being.* Enhance health and well-being outcomes in the long term. The evaluation seeks to determine what worked in what circumstances for at risk families and to build the evidence base for place based social policy interventions. The project includes an evaluation capacity component in recognition that community service organisations, such as Neighbourhood Houses, often have low skills base in evaluation and limited resources to purchase training and development in this area, despite increasing pressures from funders to demonstrate program outcomes.
Funding
Tasmanian Association of Community Houses Inc. ($50,016)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Doherty BT; Hansen EC; Churchill B
Period
2015 - 2016
Fiscal federalism in the shadow of the Financial Crisis: Implications for state finances in Australia and the United States (2014)$20,500
Description
This project will detail a comparative study of the changing nature of financial federalism in US and Australia in the aftermath of the Finance Crisis and its implication for both state finances and the broader political economy of federalism in each country.
Funding
Australian-American Fulbright Commission ($20,500)
Scheme
Fellowship - Aust-American Fulbright Commission
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG
Year
2014
Understanding cost of living pressures on Tasmanian families: Reform options and priorities (2013)$15,000
Description
Policy analysis and review for Property Council of Tasmania
Funding
Property Council of Australia (Tasmania) ($15,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Churchill B
Year
2013
The Social Determinants of Health Project Evaluation Framework (2013)$24,200
Description
In developing the Evaluation Framework the project will: establish the parameters that will be used to measure the success of the Social Determinants of Health Project; provide criteria to measure the long-term sustainability and outcomes of the Social Determinants of Health Project; determine parameters for the Project Evaluation including achieving Project Aims and Objectives Baseline data and data sources for the Project Evaluation; the development of key metrics using quantitative and qualitative data; provide an indicative timeline for the Evaluation process; develop a budget for the Project Evaluation process; meet with the TML project team as required to ensure consistency and appropriateness in determining project requirements. The Social Determinants of Health Project Evaluation Framework will be developed in conjunction with the Social Determinants of Health Project Plan to ensure consistency.
Funding
Tasmania Medicare Local ($24,200)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Winter RE
Year
2013
From Words to Deeds: The Politics of Compliance in Post-Crisis International Tax Reform (2013 - 2015)$179,490
Description
The OECD embarked on an ambitious program to limit international tax evasion as part of the G20s response to the Global Financial Crisis. The project will evaluate whether national governments have honoured their commitments to this historic agreement making a significant contribution to our understanding of compliance in global governance.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($179,490)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Widmaier W
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
DP130104088
Rebuilding fiscal federalism in Australia: reforming the financial relationship between the Commonwealth and the States (2013 - 2015)$210,354
Description
The finances of the Australian States in the modern day face serious structural challenges. The aim of this project is to analyse and develop appropriate alternatives for reform of fiscal federalism in Australia, which would allow the States to gain access to income tax revenue as a secure source of funding in the future.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($210,354)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
Monash University
Research Team
Krever RE; Eccleston RG
Period
2013 - 2015
Grant Reference
DP130100281
2012: 22nd International Political Science Associations World Congress, Spain (2012)$1,500
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,500)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG
Year
2012
Assessing the Delivery and Efficacy of Place-Based, Community-Driven Population Health Programs (2011 - 2012)$47,091
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($47,091)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Hansen EC; Churchill B
Period
2011 - 2012
Interdependence, Transnational Institutions and the Governance of International Taxation in the 21st Century (2010 - 2012)$66,000
Description
Despite widespread predictions that economic globalisation would result in international tax competition, there is surprisingly little evidence of any such race to the bottom to date. This project will shed new light on this puzzle by analysing the extent to which emerging institutions and governance systems have enhanced international cooperation, thus averting unfettered competition, in this important policy arena. This research is both significant and timely, given that the global financial crisis is intensifying competitive tensions between states as national governments pursue unprecedented measures to both attract investment and restore ailing public finances.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($66,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG; Kellow AJ
Period
2010 - 2012
Grant Reference
DP1095946
Rising Stars Programme - Richard Eccleston (2009 - 2011)$73,274
Funding
University of Tasmania ($73,274)
Scheme
Grant-Rising Stars Round 1
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG
Period
2009 - 2011
Interdependence, Tax Competition and International Sources of Policy Knowledge: The case of Australian corporate tax reform (2008)$30,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-RCB Research Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG
Year
2008
Interdependence, Tax Competition and International Sources of Policy Knowledge - A Preliminary Study (2007)$4,993
Funding
University of Tasmania ($4,993)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Eccleston RG
Year
2007

Research Supervision

Over the past decade Richard has supervised a number of Honours, Masters and PhD research projects on topics ranging from Australian politics and public policy to comparative and international political economy.

He has also successfully supervised PhD projects. While his preference is to provide intensive supervision to two or three graduate students at any one time, he is always interested in supervising motivated graduate students with a strong honours degree in political science (or equivalent) who share his research interests.

Current

5

Completed

5

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDFrom Climate Change to Climate Action to Climate Justice: An ecological neo-gramscian analysis of ecosocialisms potential2013
PhDThe Owl of Minerva: Governing technology in the quest for sustainability2014
PhDNorms, Interests and Compliance: The Case of the European Court of Human Rights2014
PhDCommunity-led recovery and the community-government interface: experiences from the 2013 Tasmanian bushfire recovery2014
PhDThe Political Implications of Minority Government2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDUnderstanding the Dynamics of Health Policy Change
Candidate: Fiona Siobhan Harpur
2017
PhDPublicans, Presbyterians and Policy: An institutionalist analysis of alcohol control policies in Australia and New Zealand 1900-2010
Candidate: Daniel Joseph Hanna
2016
PhDDeconstructing Value Theory in Economics: A trans-disciplinary historical critique of the supply and demand template
Candidate: Gerwin Elmar Otte
2014
PhDA Case Study in the Rise of Public Sector Transparency: Understanding the Global Diffusion of Freedom of Information Law
Candidate: Rhys Barry Frederick Stubbs
2012
PhDPolitical Mavericks in Australia
Candidate: Peter Ernest Tucker
2011