• Remembering Geoff Harcourt

    John Hawkins     |      December 8, 2021

    Australian economics has lost one of its most internationally renowned and prolific scholars with the passing of Geoffrey Harcourt at the age of 90.

  • Opening Australia’s trade window

    David Widdowson     |      November 21, 2021

    Trade-related regulatory requirements are administered and enforced by more than 30 agencies at the federal level in Australia, as well as some at the state and territory level, with little coordination between them.

  • Chill, folks

    Richard Holden     |      November 21, 2021

    True wages growth, and true price growth, is probably less than the official figures suggest – meaning there’s no need for alarm about inflation in Australia.

  • A power shift in global economics

    Nicolas Herault     |      November 17, 2021

    Low interest rates and COVID-19 mean governments, not central banks, now control the world’s key economic levers.

  • Are Australians breaking up with casual work?

    Kate Bettes     |      November 16, 2021

    More casual jobs are becoming available as hospitality and other sectors open back up, but will casual employees be willing to return to a working situation that treated them so poorly in the pandemic?

  • Embracing the opportunities of Industry 4.0 in northern Australia

    Gillian Savage     |      November 4, 2021

    Industries, manufacturing and agribusiness in the north need to reimagine their operating models and pursue new ways of doing business based on the opportunities offered by Industry 4.0.

  • 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?