Economics

Jamieson Leeson at the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics.

Whether it be as a para-athlete or pursuing an education, recent World Cup winner Jamieson Leeson faces the same balancing act as any other elite athlete at UNSW.

Protest sign being held up

With education, aged care and health workers joining the ranks of those protesting for better work conditions, are we seeing a renewed interest in industrial action?

the cover of the 2022 budget papers

The 2022-23 budget is the result of a good plan, well executed. But whichever party next takes government must close the deficit gap – without resorting to austerity.

group of people playing bingo

Governments should tell us everything they know about infections, hospitalisations and deaths. So why aren’t they?

A passing train blurred by its speed

Anthony Albanese’s plan for high-speed rail between Sydney and Newcastle could well be worth the cost, so long as he doesn’t muddy it with 1970s-style industry policy.

Digital stock board shows shares are up

With inflation on the rise, people are looking for safe havens for their money – and markets that were considered riskier in the past are now looking increasingly attractive.

Close up of printed text about King Solomon, reading "Solomon. A wise King. Solomon was David's son. He followed David as king of..."

Good decisions can be systematised. We are tantalisingly close, but there’s work to do yet.

people look in amazement at a crystal ball

Ironically, it is the “ivory-tower” economists who tend to do the most interesting, and valuable, work.

Freelancer looking for work on laptop

Researchers at UTS and UNSW Sydney have developed a machine learning-based method that can identify and recommend jobs to workers looking for a new role.

sydney harbour bridge surrounded by fog

The last time Australia's unemployment rate was below 5% was June 2011.

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