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Emma Alberici (Image: AAP/Richard Wainwright)

Facing an $84 million cut over three years, the ABC has had to make tough decisions to slash its budget. 

One of those decisions is to propose cutting the position of chief economics correspondent -- held by Emma Alberici, who's angered the Coalition in the past -- and two business reporters.

But it's a bad time to cut economics coverage, University of NSW economics Professor Richard Holden told Crikey.