coronavirus

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

Outsourcing and offshoring will slow down due to social distancing measures and political pressures to keep jobs at home, says economist Tim Harcourt. 

Opera House lockdown

We've prevented many deaths, many of them at the cost of other deaths. The accounting ought to be made clear.

Measure business leaders by their ability to teach

Business leaders should remember these five key lessons from working through the coronavirus pandemic even after restrictions are lifted, according to experts from UNSW Business School and MIT.

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Drop, suspend, downgrade or keep? Many people are feeling the pinch and wondering if private heath insurance is worth keeping during the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what to consider.

walkers on a crowded path

We've all seen the increases in people walking and cycling on shared paths so crowded it's almost impossible to maintain physical distancing. This must be fixed, and quickly.

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We'll need to spend at least an extra 15-20 per cent of GDP per year. It'll be more palatable if it is funded by COVID bonds.

Stimulus packages history first

The coronavirus pandemic has caused the most extensive disruption in decades to economies, with far-reaching consequences.

Maintain relationships with peers

There are five useful practices that can help boost engagement with work and study online, according to UNSW remote working experts.

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The government plans to monitor sewage for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. And while this holds promise to tracking future local outbreaks, there are also some sticky ethical questions to consider.

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For the app to work well, we might need an 80% take-up. Unless it is made mandatory, we'll need both private and social incentives.

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