Richard Holden

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Hardly anyone believes that prices are really increasing by only 1.9% per year. The fault lies with us, and also the way the Bureau of Statistics adjusts prices for 'quality'.

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Pushing up interest rates due to current Australia unemployment figures and historical economic theories may de dangerous.

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Lifting the standards of rural and remote students to the those of urban students could boost the economy by 3.3%.

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The Reserve Bank is worried that a further tightening of lending standards could take the air out of the housing bubble very quickly. Here's the way it could happen.

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Australia's unemployment rate may have to fall much more before we see any wages growth.

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The changing economic landscape, and advances in technology, bring progress and unprecedented challenges for a new generation wondering what their careers will look like, says UNSW Business School’s Professor Richard Holden.

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The banking royal commission's most enduring legacy might be the cancer of too much caution throughout the financial services sector.

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The debate ought to be about whether we should have spent big. It was good that we did. But we need to "reload" and get the financial system under control.

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It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.

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We are getting closer to being able to apply private sector rigour to the examination of public sector projects with social benefits.

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