Google and the use and abuse of economic modelling

featuring Ebony Bennett and Richard Denniss

In its efforts to avoid regulation, Google commissioned economic modelling showing that Google providing tens of billions of dollars in benefits to Australia – but the figures quickly fell apart on closer inspection from the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology. In this episode, chief economist Richard Denniss talks us through some of the assumptions in Google’s modelling, how other industries have used and abused this tool and why Google hates the news media bargaining code.
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guest:
Richard Denniss, Chief Economist The Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI
Producer: Jennifer Macey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum

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