Economics

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Research by University of Queensland economists Paul Frijters and Redzo Mujcic revealing discrimination by Brisbane bus drivers deserves to be published, writes Andreas Ortmann.

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There is one simple solution to the debate on making childcare more affordable in Australia, writes Richard Holden.

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If Abbott fails to hold on to leadership, history will record it was economics that did him in, writes Richard Holden.

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What are the economic implications for Australia if Malcolm Turnball replaced Joe Hockey as treasurer, ask Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.

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The nation has been transfixed by the crisis over the Liberal leadership and hence prime ministership since Australia Day, write Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.

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An income-contingent loan system like HECS helps the market weave its magic, ensuring the price mechanism works even better. It’s time to stop apologising for it, argues Richard Holden.

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Running government finances isn’t like running a household, or a business. It’s much more like being a car mechanic, writes Richard Holden. 

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A lower Aussie dollar is good news for exporters. But it’s bad news for home owners, and consumers and business that source inputs from abroad, writes Richard Holden.

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Australia should take note of the Spanish government's fiscal discipline and economic reforms, writes Wolfgang Kasper.

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UNSW academics are available to comment on what's shaping to be one of the most significant G20 meetings in many years.

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