• 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.  

  • 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.