‘I’m not rich! I just make the average — $200k’ – Life Matters

This week, with the ATO releasing the latest tax stats, we all got a good sticky beak into how much our fellow Australians make.

Much of what we saw probably surprised us as research shows that we are terrible at guessing other people’s incomes.

Why are our estimates always way off? And how might this influence policy decisions?


Associate Professor Ben Phillips, economist and the Director of the Centre for Economic Policy Research at the Australian National University

Associate Professor Cassie Hayward, Convenor of the Masters of Applied Psychology at the University of Melbourne

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