Paying over the odds: Bailout ‘stigma’ and its role in saving the world economy
Following the 2008 crisis, those tasked with steering the global economy out of a recession through corporate bailouts had one thing on their mind.
Loneliness is not just a health burden; it also has an economic cost
Loneliness has an economic cost. As a new study reveals its link with mental health in Australia, what can be done?
This social network changed the world as we know it
Martin Luther's Protestant Reformation brought enormous change, but it couldn't have happened without networks to spread information. Fragments reveal fascinating insights into modern habits.
Post-communist countries: a new ‘business as usual’?
Following the end of the former Soviet Union, communist countries were forced to open their economies. Some 30 years along, how have they fared?
How to boost Australian jobs: construction and manufacturing
With three possible scenarios for the Australian economy, only one will get us out of recession faster – boost jobs in construction and manufacturing.
COVID-19 testing by age: A road map back to work?
With the COVID infection curve flattening, attention now turns to plans that will transition Australia to normal economic activity.
Why have ‘safe haven’ cryptocurrencies sunk with the markets?
Cryptocurrencies have followed volatile global markets. This was not supposed to happen.
New measures for global poverty
How do we erase poverty? A new book takes a look at recent developments in the analysis of household behaviour on prices and how we measure poverty, taking a fresh look at an age-old problem.
Crash and burn: How fast cars and hedge funds go together
Can your choice of car influence your appetite for investment risk? If you are a hedge fund manager, it seems it can.
That empty feeling – why federal budgets have lost their true meaning
Once, budgets were central to broad economic reform; now they have become victims of polls, politics and short-term thinking. But there is a way back.
Why Australian companies think they are innovative (but their customers don’t)
In an era of high consumer expectations, most Australian companies understand the importance of service innovation. But the majority wildly over-estimate how well they actually do it.