Economics

Monopoly game

APRA is allowing the big four banks to coordinate in a way that might otherwise be illegal.

In the case of a two-fold crisis of public health and economics, it could well be proven that the shield is more effective than the stimulus.

If the 1991 recession is the ‘recession we had to have’ then 2020 is the economic slowdown we had to engineer.

The next US presidential election is scheduled for 3 November 2020.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt discusses the 2020 US presidential race and the Biden-Trump showdown.

JW Nevile Fellow in Economics Tim Harcourt, UNSW Business School.

Tim Harcourt, JW Nevile Fellow in Economics at UNSW Business School, shares key learnings that will help the Australian economy recover from the coronavirus outbreak.

‘The Tyranny of Social Distance’ preventing people from being in crowds and increasingly in smaller and smaller groups.

The global economy will never be the same again after the COVID-19 outbreak and neither will Australia in terms of how we work and how we engage with nature. 

Australian money

After blowing the budget to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, we now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.

General Motors will be retiring the Holden brand in Australia and New Zealand. Credit: Shutterstock

Tim Harcourt, economic adviser to the Bracks Review, says the end of Holden reminds us of how the automotive industry can guarantee its future in Australia.

Summer experts

UNSW has a team of experts available for media interviews who can comment on the hottest topics this summer – from bushfires, climate change and wage theft scandals to the spike in domestic violence, pitfalls with technology and making New Year’s resolutions.

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The idea there is no government fate worse than debt is misleading at best.

Brumadinho dam

Charter of Budget Honesty aside, we can expect assumptions that stretch credulity so the Australian government can maintain its surplus forecast.

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