Richard Holden

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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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GDP figures released this week showed the nation has experienced a growth spurt - but will it last?

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The mere possibility of increased online competition is restraining prices offline.

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Immigration and light rail are both worthy topics of discussion, but it's time to discuss a new monetary policy framework.

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Contagious populist ideology more than financial contagion should possibly scare us right now.

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US quarterly GDP is at its highest point since 2014, but it's unlikely to last for a number of reasons.

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Persistently low inflation puts the Reserve Bank in a difficult position where the right thing to do might be doing nothing at all, writes Richard Holden.

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A big increase in employment but the unemployment is flat. Addressing this will be a challenge as all our options have downsides.

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The Australian housing market is now in a shallow decline, but the issue of interest only mortagages could still send it off a cliff.

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