Business confidence is largely based on gut-feel, but the good news for the government is it can be manipulated to lift the spirits of even the most hardened traders, writes Gigi Foster.
Research by University of Queensland economists Paul Frijters and Redzo Mujcic revealing discrimination by Brisbane bus drivers deserves to be published, writes Andreas Ortmann.
There is one simple solution to the debate on making childcare more affordable in Australia, writes Richard Holden.
If Abbott fails to hold on to leadership, history will record it was economics that did him in, writes Richard Holden.
What are the economic implications for Australia if Malcolm Turnball replaced Joe Hockey as treasurer, ask Tim Harcourt and Richard Holden.
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.
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.
Running government finances isn’t like running a household, or a business. It’s much more like being a car mechanic, writes Richard Holden.
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.
Australia should take note of the Spanish government's fiscal discipline and economic reforms, writes Wolfgang Kasper.