• 8 adventures in “coronomics”

    Tim Harcourt     |      April 20, 2020

    If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the business slowdown we had to engineer to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, but what will be some of its economic ramifications in Australia and the rest of the world?

  • The novel coronavirus requires novel economic solutions

    Shiro Armstrong     |      April 14, 2020

    The economic priority for governments today is to keep the economy ticking over, to keep businesses and their employees tied together, to avoid a deeper downturn that will create huge numbers of unemployed and position for a sharp recovery.

  • Rethinking our food supply

    Rachel Carey     |      April 14, 2020

    Shocks to our food supply, like COVID-19, provide an opportunity to transform our food systems in a way that is healthier, more sustainable and equitable.

  • We’re steering in the right direction, but we’ll need a bigger boat

    Richard Holden     |      April 6, 2020

    If we continue to think of fiscal responses to this crisis as loans that need to be paid back on a short clock, we will damage the ability of the economy to come out this crisis healthy enough to grow away the debt.

  • A 22% blow to Australia’s economy?

    Brendan Coates     |      March 31, 2020

    New Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development estimates paint a grim picture of the direct economic costs of public health measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, and the need for more government support to cushion the blow.

  • Supply chain shock

    William Ho     |      March 23, 2020

    While it’s impossible to predict the ultimate cost of the pandemic, business should take COVID-19 as an opportunity to learn the costs of under-preparation in the face of global risk.

  • Are we too reliant on Chinese trade?

    Shiro Armstrong     |      March 18, 2020

    Is Australia trading too much with China and too dependent on the Chinese economy, as a lot of the public commentary would have you believe?

  • We can’t buy our way out of recession

    Dawn Lo     |      March 18, 2020

    An Australian recession is likely to be part of a global slump, with some workers especially vulnerable, says a UNSW Economics expert.

  • 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.