• How world trade will be affected by COVID-19

    Heng Wang     |      March 12, 2020

    COVID-19 will have persistent impacts on nearly all areas of trade, despite the stimulus packages announced by Australia and other governments.

  • China sneezes, the world catches cold

    Giovanni Di Lieto     |      March 7, 2020

    As well as a human tragedy, the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the faultlines of unfettered globalisation.

  • Disaster planning for tourism

    Alan March     |      March 1, 2020

    Australia’s summer of bushfires is hitting our tourism industry to the tune of billions of dollars, making it clear that future planning must integrate tourism and disaster resilience.

  • 3 million Australians live in poverty

    Belinda Henwood     |      February 24, 2020

    More than 3.24 million people in Australia, including 774,000 children, are living below the poverty line, but smart government action on income support, housing and employment could help them lift themselves towards prosperity.

  • Preparing for the future of work

    Pi-Shen Seet     |      February 19, 2020

    The nature of work is changing in a world of automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and digitalisation, so what sort of jobs should young people prepare for?

  • Assessing Indonesian-Australian economic ties

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 13, 2020

    Indonesia is widely covered in the Australian press – mainly about the three B’s – boats, beef and Bali, but there is much more to our economic relationship than  illegal immigration, live cattle exports and drug smuggling cases.

  • Free trade isn’t dead yet

    David Uren     |      December 23, 2019

    Conflict over trade dominated the economic headlines in 2019, so it’s heartening that the year ended with significant progress on three trade agreements.

  • Unlocking big data to find your vocation

    Open Forum     |      December 18, 2019

    Social media traits and values help provide an understanding of the hidden personality dimensions of different roles that could be the key to matching a person and their ideal occupation.

  • The revenge of the state

    Darren Lim     |      December 11, 2019

    The ‘states versus markets’ debate has now firmly entered the realm of international relations, and ‘states’ appear to be winning.

  • Bleak economic prospects for the New Year

    Kate Newton     |      December 7, 2019

    Weak GDP growth and the US-China trade dispute remain prominent economic challenges for 2020 according to UNSW’s Professor Richard Holden.

  • Economic growth alone can’t deliver the goods

    Graciela Metternicht     |      November 24, 2019

    A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible as long as political leaders focus on more than just traditional economic growth.

  • The long straight road to economic success

    Richard Holden     |      November 18, 2019

    Australia’s faith in market outcomes and a strong social safety set have delivered a robust society and strong economy for the last 30 years.