Economics

house made of banknotes

It's time to reform stamp duty, one of the most inefficient and distorting taxes collected by Australia's state and territory governments.

Tim Harcourt

The US is still an important market for Australia but ultimately an international multilateral-based trading system is better than the US having deals of managed trade around the world, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.

Healthcare workers

UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on the coronavirus pandemic.

Iraq War protestors

We judge the competency of politicians by what they say and do. This creates perverse incentives for even competent politicians to refuse to admit mistakes.

An adult penguin among many penguin chicks

This recession is not like any other in living memory. Phase one involved a massive supply shock, phase two will involve dealing with a collapse in demand.

People crossing in Sydney CBD

The government must reform six key areas to kickstart the post-coronavirus economic recovery, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.

Trade unions

Can the PM take a leaf from Bill Kelty’s book on industrial relations reform and bring the trade union movement together through social solidarity?

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Competition in the marketplace for ideas is different to competition in the market for ordinary goods and services. Bad ideas don't necessarily get trashed.

Tim Harcourt

Any boycott of Australian goods would be harmful to Chinese consumers, says JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt.

Uluru

We will trade, but take more account of our interests than before, and we will trust government more.

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