The Nobel Prize winning economist James Tobin once said that the study of economics “offered the hope, as it still does, that improved understanding could better the lot of mankind”. One of the ways in which it does this is through the implementation of economic policy that helps to ameliorate boom-and-bust cycles, reduces unemployment, contains inflation or lifts people’s living standards in sustainable ways.
Youth Unemployment – what, and what not, to do about itEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 24th August 2020
Remarks to a panel discussion at the Youth Futures (Virtual) Summit hosted by the National Youth Commission of Australia on Monday 24th August 2020
A (very brief) radio piece on ‘Modern Monetary Theory’Economic Policies, News | 27th July 2020
Interview with ABC Radio National’s Senior Business Correspondent Sheryle Bagwell about ‘Modern Monetary Theory’ on Monday 21st July.
Review of the Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest medium-term budget projectionsEconomic Policies, News, Publications | 6th September 2018
Commentary published by The Conversation website on 6th September 2018 https://theconversation.com/morrisons-return-to-surplus-built-on-the-back-of-higher-tax-parliamentary-budget-office-102712
The Australian Government’s ‘backflip’ on raising the pension age to 70Economic Policies, News, Publications | 5th September 2018
Commentary published by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 5th September
Global and Australian Economies – Searching for GrowthEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 25th June 2018
Address to the Australian Davos Connection’s Australian Leadership Retreat, Gold Coast, Queensland, 22nd June 2018
The 2018-19 Australian Government Budget – an AssessmentEconomic Policies, The Australian Economy | 11th May 2018
Presentation to a breakfast hosted by the ACT Branch of the Economic Society of Australia, Canberra, 11th May 2018