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Jason Murphy — Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy

Journalist and economist

Jason Murphy is an economist and freelance journalist. He has worked at The Australian Financial Review and for the Republic of Nauru and the Australian Treasury. He blogs at Thomas the Think Engine.

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

Economy moves into uncharted territory as markets surge, fires hit

2020 was always predicted to be a risky year for Australia's economy — and that was before the bushfires hit.

Is there going to be a recession in 2020?

Is there going to be a recession in 2020?

While there are plenty of red flags dotted on the horizon, there are actually lots of reasons to be optimistic about Australia's economy in the upcoming year.

As the economy slows, luxury cars are moving faster than ever

As the economy slows, luxury cars are moving faster than ever

Are Rolls Royce sales a sign that Australia is churning out money while holding wealth back from the great many? The answer is not what you might imagine.

Dear Dairy: Australia’s farming infatuation risks missing the point on China

Dear Dairy: Australia’s farming infatuation risks missing the point on China

Focusing on dairy farmers is just crying over spilled milk. We need to look at the bigger picture when it comes to foreign ownership.

Disney joins the streaming wars as competitors vie for monopoly

Disney joins the streaming wars as competitors vie for monopoly

Feel like the TV streaming market was already a little crowded before the launch of Disney+? It's only going to get worse.

How to fix Australia's apartment crisis

How to fix Australia's apartment crisis

The NSW building commissioner wants apartment buyers to show more due diligence before buying dodgy units. It doesn't work like that.

The costs of Australia's endless pursuit of growth

The costs of Australia's endless pursuit of growth

Our pursuit of 'population, participation and productivity' has created a strong economy. But it doesn't necessarily create a strong society.

JACKPOT! Is there a 'good' time to buy a lottery ticket?

JACKPOT! Is there a 'good' time to buy a lottery ticket?

Is there any point in playing the lottery? Crikey crunches the numbers behind the weekly Powerball draw.

A consumer guide to Australian monopolies

A consumer guide to Australian monopolies

From supermarkets to human services, these industries don't suffer competition — and Australians are paying the price.

How the treasurer could save Christmas

How the treasurer could save Christmas

'Australia’s Christmas bonus' has a nice ring to it. Will Josh Frydenberg save Christmas with a fiscal miracle?