• 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.  

  • Employability is a matrix of person, context, and relationships

    Allison Creed     |      November 11, 2019

    Allison Creed of the University of Melbourne, and Peter McIlveen of the University of Southern Queensland argue that the employability of individuals is person-centred; context-sensitive; and relational rather than a mere a shopping list of skills.

  • Why Asia needs to rethink the ‘sharing economy’

    Godofredo Ramizo     |      November 2, 2019

    The roller coaster ride of the sharing economy in Asia proves it can bring real economic benefits but also that governments should only loosen regulation in the presence of adequate safeguards and amendment mechanisms.

  • Four questions the banks must answer

    Mark Humphery-Jenner     |      October 17, 2019

    The ACCC has inquired into mortgage rates before, but the banks didn’t offer the Commission all the information as it needed.  The questions must be tougher this time around and the big banks owe Australians some straight answers.   

  • Why this year’s Nobel Prize for Economics matters

    Gabriela D'Souza     |      October 17, 2019

    This year’s trio of winners – Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer received the Nobel Prize for “their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty” but their recognition is important in other ways too.

  • NSW network looks to a circular economy

    Stuart Snell     |      October 10, 2019

    Jobs in regional areas could receive a much needed boost from the new NSW Circular recycling and manufacturing network.

  • Uniting banks and regulators in the fight against financial crime

    John Coyne     |      September 22, 2019

    Financial institutions should be more proactive and transparent about information-sharing with law enforcement agencies to fight international fraud and money-laundering.

  • What’s in store for Facebook Libra?

    Ian Tan     |      September 17, 2019

    Facebook is working on a cryptocurrency called Libra, which it hopes will be used by millions of Facebook users in developing countries who don’t own a bank account.

  • Slowing growth may mean some tough decisions

    Richard Holden     |      September 9, 2019

    We’ve entered out 29th year of uninterpreted economic growth, but our chances of continuing the streak may depend on making some difficult choices.