The US economy is looking healthy, but in Australia there’s only so much monetary stimulus can do when it comes to low inflation, writes Richard Holden.


With the Rio Games underway, UNSW experts are available for comment on issues from doping in sport and the threat from Zika, to the economics of the Olympics spectacle.


Australia's gloomy economic outlook has not been helped by the big four banks' decision to hold back on interest rate cuts, writes Richard Holden. 

train set

The most interesting numbers at the moment are the yields on long term government securities, writes Richard Holden.

Australia tax

The path back to surplus inevitably winds through state finances. Richard Eccleston and Neil Warren take us down that pot-holed road.


Economics aside, there is a big picture geo-political angle to consider when it comes to the Brexit vote, writes Tim Harcourt.

school funding

US research clearly shows how better results can be achieved, and it’s not all about throwing more money at education, writes Richard Holden.

empty purse

GDP is not as good as it looks, apartments are skewing building numbers, and US consumers are displaying fake confidence, writes Richard Holden.


Worse-than-expected business investment in both manufacturing and mining provides another nod towards secular stagnation, writes Richard Holden.

Same-sex marriage

There are potential long-term economic consequences if Australia fails to legalise same-sex marriage, writes Mark Humphery-Jenner.