Richard Holden

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For the app to work well, we might need an 80% take-up. Unless it is made mandatory, we'll need both private and social incentives.

Surfers Paradise

Leading Australian economists in four countries have signed an open letter calling on the national cabinet to think carefully before easing restrictions 'for the sake of 'the economy'.

Monopoly game

APRA is allowing the big four banks to coordinate in a way that might otherwise be illegal.

game theory

There are claims our social-distancing measures are too extreme. Good economists disagree.

Australian money

After blowing the budget to deal with the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, we now need a revolution in our national thinking about debt and deficits.

Delta airlines

The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies needed to cut carbon emissions.

Wuhan

The same technological forces that make the Wuhan outbreak a global concern are also key to managing the crisis response.

Iowa caucus 2020

The Iowa caucuses have been criticised for being unrepresentative. But there are good reasons for small states to go first in the US primary process.

satellite image of bushfire smoke over south america

The idea that central banks should shift their mandates to take account of climate risks confuses ends and means.

spermarket cashier

Technological change has always destroyed jobs. But now automation and artificial intelligence are drying up the options for those displaced.

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