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Why the National Accounts matter: podcast chat with Brendan Markey-Towler

This century’s great trends in the Australian economy are evident in the National Accounts data (Chart 1):  a halving of the relative economic contribution of domestic manufacturing, partly due to the car industry shutdown;  the periodic resources booms which have … Continue reading

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Global stagflation risk increasing – my latest podcast episode

Earlier this week, the World Bank cut its global economic growth forecast and warned of the risk of 1970s-type global stagflation, with a coincidence of high inflation and low growth and high unemployment. I had already decided to cover stagflation … Continue reading

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RBA’s next move: 25, 40, or 50 basis points? Michael Knox says 50 on Economics Explored

Next Tuesday, the RBA will increase the cash rate again, but it’s uncertain by just how much. Reuters is reporting RBA to raise rates a modest 25 bps in June, some call for 40 bps, where bps stands for basis … Continue reading

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Thriving, a new book by Wayne Visser, Cambridge pracademic and sustainability expert – my latest podcast episode

Wayne Visser, of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and Antwerp Management School, has written a thoughtful and informative new book Thriving: The Breakthrough Movement to Regenerate Nature, Society, and the Economy. Wayne is reassuringly optimistic about the future of … Continue reading

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UBI podcast chat w/ Ben Phillips, ANU Associate Professor and microsimulation modeller

My latest podcast episode features a conversation about the pros and cons of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) with my old UQ economics classmate Ben Phillips, now an Associate Professor at the ANU. Ben is one of Australia’s leading modellers … Continue reading

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Women in economics podcast chat with Leonora Risse (RMIT, ex-Harvard Women and Public Policy program)

Earlier this week, I spoke with Australian Women in Economics Network (WEN) chair Dr Leonora Risse, of RMIT and formerly of Harvard’s Women and Public Policy program, about how WEN is promoting greater gender diversity in the economics profession. Leonora’s … Continue reading

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UQ’s brilliant Critical Thinking Project explored in my latest podcast episode

In my latest podcast conversation with Philosophy Professor Deb Brown, I learned about the Critical Thinking Project run out of the University of Queensland. This is much needed in these confusing times, in which no one trusts politicians or traditional … Continue reading

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US libertarian public finance expert Dan Mitchell slams the “global tax cartel” Australia has joined

Last year, Australia signed up to the OECD-led push for a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%, a measure designed to reduce the profit-shifting to low-tax countries which occurs and disadvantages higher corporate tax rate countries such as Australia, … Continue reading

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Was COP26 just a talkfest? Latest podcast episode with Scott Hook, a former COP adviser for Pacific nations

I caught up with my colleague Scott Hook recently to review the outcomes, or arguably lack of outcomes, of the COP26 climate change summit which was held in Glasgow last month (see Economics Explored episode 117). Scott has previously attended … Continue reading

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Great Resignation chat with Anthony Bersz and Louise Gibson, Remedy Resourcing

The Great Resignation is the label given to the record numbers of people leaving jobs in the US and the UK. For a variety of reasons, many people have re-evaluated their lives and careers during the pandemic. People have quit … Continue reading

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