Richard Holden

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Australia has not been in recession for 27 years. Here's a reminder of the basics.

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Stalling consumer spending is a major factor behind this morning's figures, says UNSW Business School's Richard Holden.

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Big plans are all well and good, but it pays to think carefully how much red ink we should be willing to accept.

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Back in 2008, Australia got lucky. We are unlikely to get lucky again when the seemingly unending economic growth finally ends.

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Dairy farmers' incomes are dependent on so much more than the retail price of fresh milk.

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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The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation.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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