September 20, 2017 1 Comment
Discouraging students from higher-education doesn't just hinder their earning potential, it jeopardises our future economy.
June 8, 2017 4 Comments
The news of rising job ads is a welcome respite from the general gloom in the recent set of economic news. But it's a small piece in a much larger puzzle.
December 10, 2013 8 Comments
Maurice Newman, Tony Abbott's hand-picked business adviser, is misguided on Australia's labour markets, according to former Labor adviser and Per Capita research fellow Stephen Koukoulas.
October 31, 2013 3 Comments
Any monkey with an Excel spreadsheet can deliver a budget surplus. We must measure economic performance against GDP, inflation and unemployment -- not debt, interest rates or the dollar.
October 18, 2013 6 Comments
By looking to increase Australia’s debt ceiling by $100 billion, Joe Hockey is not pursuing the kind of budget restraint he promised during the election. It needn’t be that way.
October 14, 2013 7 Comments
If its budget deficit isn't reined in, the US risks being unable to implement further stimulus when needed. Simple tax hikes are the next logical step -- but the Tea Party isn't budging.
September 30, 2013 19 Comments
The recently released budget outcome reveals a different economic landscape to what Joe Hockey described. For a start, it showed the largest year-to-year fall in the budget deficit ever.
September 24, 2013
If recent momentum in business confidence is sustained -- and it might be -- global GDP growth in 2014 could reach a pace not seen since before the global financial meltdown.
September 16, 2013
With the first step in the Fed’s tightening process likely by the end of the week, markets can take comfort in the fact that policy will revert at the first sign of any shock.
September 9, 2013 12 Comments
It’s a prudent time, economically and politically, to implement spending cuts. Moving swiftly will give the budget more freedom and help to limit interest rate rises.