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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.

COVID Questions: Does economic cryogenics actually work?

COVID Questions: Does economic cryogenics actually work?

The government is looking to freeze the economy to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The only problem is nobody knows if it will work...

Feel the fear and pump money into the economy: how we can survive the crisis

Feel the fear and pump money into the economy: how we can survive the crisis

It may be hard to swallow, but a short, sharp tumble in the economy may be precisely what the doctor ordered to weather the coronavirus crisis.

Here's the economic challenge: keep our fears under control

Here's the economic challenge: keep our fears under control

If we let the fear of the virus turn into economic fear, our troubles will multiply.

The end of government hypocrisy is a good thing. Now spend, spend, spend

The end of government hypocrisy is a good thing. Now spend, spend, spend

It's not easy to congratulate the Morrison government for biting the bullet and going ahead with stimulus, but it's the right thing to do.

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The governor is trapped. There are ways to save him

The RBA — like the rest of Australia — is trapped by the government's policies of stagnation and surplus-addiction.

Australian tourism can bounce back from the bushfire disaster

Australian tourism can bounce back from the bushfire disaster

The tourism industry will suffer because of the bushfire crisis. But it can recover. And it's never been more clear we need to foster it.

Want to decarbonise faster? We need to become more productive

Want to decarbonise faster? We need to become more productive

If we don't do it right, we risk walking into ruin.

You want to decarbonise the economy, but are you prepared to pay for it?

You want to decarbonise the economy, but are you prepared to pay for it?

One of the biggest risks to decarbonisation is economic. How do we create public acceptance of the cost?

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.