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    • 4.7 • 46 Ratings

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 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.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Shortages and mortgages

    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.

    • 50 min
    Raising the bat 🏏

    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.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The wisdom of the DAO

    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.

    • 46 min
    COP out?

    COP out?

    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.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    We'll always have Paris

    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.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Warwick14 ,

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).

Warwick PLEASS,
Pleass Global Limited
Fiji

J pacer ,

Very good

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.

Tsdheo ,

The goods

Wonderful podcast - Ivan & mark offer unparalleled insight. A must listen.

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