Economics

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There are things we can do, but the Economic Society's poll finds that not all of them are part of the traditional economists' toolkit.

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Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.

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Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.

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The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.

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The consequences of Brexit mean Australian exporters need to stop focusing on Britain and think more about Europe.

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Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.

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Lifting the standards of rural and remote students to the those of urban students could boost the economy by 3.3%.

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The debate ought to be about whether we should have spent big. It was good that we did. But we need to "reload" and get the financial system under control.

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It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.

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The mere possibility of increased online competition is restraining prices offline.

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