• Economics in the real world

    David Jaeger     |      October 12, 2021

    The Nobel committee’s decision to award its economics prize for 2021 to David Card, Josh Angrist and Guido Imbens marks the culmination of a revolution in the way economists approach the world that began more than 30 years ago.

  • Boosting Indonesia–Australia economic relations

    Eko Saputro     |      October 12, 2021

    The future of Indonesia–Australia economic relations will see an intersection of various interests, including government, business communities, and intellectuals from Indonesia and Australia.

  • Saving free trade in the post-COVID world

    Evgeny Postnikov     |      October 5, 2021

    The post-pandemic recovery offers an opportunity recalibrate existing policies to maintain the fruits of the last few decades of trade liberalisation while making its benefits more equitable across societies.

  • Regulatory compliance won’t stop financial crime

    Ben Scott     |      October 5, 2021

    The fight against money laundering and the influx of criminal funds into the economy needs the support of a wide range of professionals and institutions, as well as the banks and other financial institutions.

  • We’re doing well despite Delta, but 3 economic challenges remain

    Richard Holden     |      September 20, 2021

    Australia faces economic problems down the road if three big, structural reform areas – housing affordability, the tax mix, and decarbonisation – are not addressed in the post-COVID recovery.

  • Will future generations bear the COVID bill?

    Victoria Tichá     |      September 13, 2021

    Governments are spending at unprecedented levels. Where does this money come from, and are governments saddling young people with too much debt?

  • Understanding Australia’s tax concessions to attract overseas talent

    Anton Lucanus     |      September 8, 2021

    Australian expats abroad are currently paying tax to foreign tax authorities. They have suddenly become the focus for Australia’s 2021-22 Federal Budget.

  • Bad tempered steel

    David Uren     |      August 31, 2021

    A recent report in China’s Global Times newspaper suggests Chinese steel mills are imposing discriminatory cuts to exports to Australia as a new element in the continuing campaign of economic coercion against us.

  • Post-school transitions to employment in the age of COVID-19

    Lucas Walsh     |      August 28, 2021

    COVID has disrupted the plans of young people planning further education and careers over the last 18 months, and a new study looks to investigate their experiences and hopes for the future.

  • Global fall in foreign investment reflects rise in geopolitical tensions

    David Uren     |      August 25, 2021

    Foreign direct investment is increasingly being seen as a threat to national security as relations between China and the West deteriorate. Twenty-five nations imposed new security regulations controlling investment inflows during the past year.

  • Global shipping bounces back

    David Uren     |      July 22, 2021

    The pandemic prompted calls for greater self-sufficiency, but global shipping is back to pre-COVID proportions, although fissures in international relations threaten to undermine this recovery.

  • Australia’s asymmetric advantages in global trade

    David Uren     |      June 29, 2021

    Australia’s phenomenal resource endowment has once again seen it through a difficult period in the global economy, with supercharged commodity markets siphoning some of the stimulus spending by the world’s major economies into Australian pockets.