The Conversation editors, Jenni Henderson and Josh Nicholas, delve into a new topic every week, unearthing the latest business and economic analysis from our best academics.
What happened to the price of Bitcoin? The truth behind big bubbles and crashes
On this episode of Business Briefing we unpack great heights and crashing lows of a bubble and a crash.
Business Briefing: questioning the economics of prison
Prisons are big business in Australia. Companies not only run entire prisons but provide many of the services. But what does the research say about the impact?
Business Briefing: the 'get rich quick scheme' influencing what you buy
Even though online influencers might not be overtly endorsing a product, advertisers will still pay a lot to have something featured, even subtly, in a post.
Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?
Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket
Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
The science of business decision making: giving out perks doesn't necessarily lead to results
Research shows paying people more can actually lead to worse decisions. Getting the best results from executives requires understanding our complex motivations