Richard Holden

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Do regulators act in the public interest, or in the interest of those they are meant to regulate?

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Research shows small financial incentives for doing maths homework can increase maths achievement. But this raises some tricky ethical questions.

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Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. RBA Governor Philip Lowe has signalled he won't wait.

The banking royal commission, with Richard Holden of UNSW Business School

Whatever the recommendations of the banking royal commission to be made public on Monday, customers of our recalcitrant financial institutions are in for a rough ride.

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The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?

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Sensible debate on how much tax should be paid by the wealthy sometimes starts with a bold statement or two.

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Counterintuitively, vague incentives to improve performance or behaviour are often stronger than clear ones.

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Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.

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The so-called 'Australian model' of 'asset recycling' is no miracle cure for US infrastructure problems.

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Floating the Australian dollar back in 1983 was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.

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