Economics

elderly man in face mask

The evidence is in and the answer is clear. We must try and eliminate COVID-19 for the health and economic benefit of Australians of all ages.

Brisbane Laneway food market

Research suggests the coronavirus pandemic's greatest impact is due to people changing their behaviour voluntarily. So we may be overestimating the costs of government restrictions.

A car driving through the outback.

Even as Victoria confronts a six-week shutdown in response to emerging coronavirus cases, other states are reopening. Policy responses must reflect the needs of the most vulnerable, say UNSW Business School’s Leisa Sargent and John Piggott.

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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