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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.

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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

    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.

    • 18 min
    Business Briefing: questioning the economics of prison

    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?

    • 13 min
    Business Briefing: the 'get rich quick scheme' influencing what you buy

    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.

    • 14 min
    Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?

    Business Briefing: are our standards dropping in the workplace?

    Our workplaces are becoming less formal. But there were some advantages to the old formality.

    • 16 min
    Business Briefing: following the money in cricket

    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…

    • 12 min
    The science of business decision making: giving out perks doesn't necessarily lead to results

    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

    • 10 min

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