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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.

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.

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.