Releasing weekly episodes during the coronavirus crisis to bring you the latest on the economic impact of the pandemic.
It's quizmas time
It's another bumper quizmas episode. We score Mark on last year's quiz, look ahead to 2022 and run through The Dismal Science summer reading list. Plus, the final extremely strong jobs numbers for 2022, Biden's troubled stimulus bill and the MYEFO. We'll be back with more episodes in late January.
Shortages and mortgages
Directors have identified labour shortages as the biggest economic challenge facing Australian business, according to the AICD's latest Director Sentiment Index. Plus, the Australian residential property market passes $9 trillion in value, record job ads and European carbon prices skyrocket.
Raising the bat 🏏
Our founding economist Stephen Walters, now NSW Chief Economist, comes back for our 100th episode to reflect on what's changed in economics since we started in 2017 and his role in advising the NSW government during the pandemic. Plus, 3Q GDP turns out not to be as bad as we feared, Omicron looms on the horizon, another record current account surplus and house prices keep on going up.
The wisdom of the DAO
Grab bag this week for our 99th episode: Four more years for Jerome Powell, President Biden taps the US strategic oil reserves, PMIs turn positive for Australia and decentralised autonomous organisations.
The COP26 climate talks were largely a failure against their stated goals. So is there any hope for the future of negotiations and the planet? Plus, wages remain subdued, the RBA's view on the inflation debate and the war for talent.
We'll always have Paris
We go back to the Paris Agreement and ask if its vision, particularly restraining warming to less than 2 degrees, can be met at COP26 and beyond. Plus, central banks begin the task of unwinding unconventional pandemic support programs.
Thanks from Fiji
Dear Mark and Ivan, I noted the existence of your podcast in “The Economic Weekly” newsletter so have been listening to most episodes for the past 6 weeks.
Thank you for them, I enjoy them (while some content goes over my head I’ve been a bit of a closet economist for 30 or so years and am learning a lot).
Pleass Global Limited
Mark is excellent. Ivan is good. Ivan, please stop referring to “everyone’s favourite segment” which is a dubious claim and not the reason, I suspect, most people listen. Also, Ivan, please stop snickering/chuckling as you talk through various issues. This sometimes comes across as patronising.
Much as I like this podcast, it is rather long.
Wonderful podcast - Ivan & mark offer unparalleled insight. A must listen.