Economics

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The word “economics” has been the victim of identity theft all across Australia, writes Gigi Foster.

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Jean Tirole, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, has deepened our understanding of how markets actually work, and provided policymakers with a playbook for how to make them work better, writes Richard Holden.

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The most regressive outcome would be to leave the Australian tax system just as it is, writes Richard Holden.

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“The Economics of Everything” by federal MP Andrew Leigh is a fascinating introduction to some of Australia’s most entertaining applied economic research, writes Gigi Foster.

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Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz will discuss the Global Financial Crisis, its impact and the future of the world economy, in a public talk at UNSW tonight.

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If Brazil can successfully host the World Cup, its rewards in the stock market, international trade, tourism and global politics will outweigh the huge costs of running the event, writes Tim Harcourt.

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Commerce/Law student Arthur Wang will explore how OECD nations can build resilient economies in the face of uncertainty at an international forum in Paris next month. 

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It is significant to have a woman at the head of the US Federal Reserve for the first time, but in terms of monetary policy it's probably business as usual. And that is a good thing for us all, writes Geoffrey Garrett. 

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Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and carbon trading will gather at UNSW next week for a symposium on Limits to Growth.

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Financial markets provide a useful reminder of just how humble we economists should be about our understanding of the world, write Richard Holden and Justin Wolfers. 

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