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Releasing weekly episodes during the coronavirus crisis to bring you the latest on the economic impact of the pandemic.

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    • 4.7 • 42 Ratings

Releasing weekly episodes during the coronavirus crisis to bring you the latest on the economic impact of the pandemic.

    Merry Quizmas

    Merry Quizmas

    We mark the end of the longest of years with the longest of episodes. Ivan quizzes Mark on what's in store for 2021, plus the final (excellent) jobs numbers for the year, the government releases its update on the improving economic outlook, the latest on Brexit and Mark's summer reading list.

    We'll be back in late January with more episodes.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Feeling good

    Feeling good

    Confidence numbers are up and people are feeling optimistic as we approach the end of the roughest of years. Plus, tourism post-COVID and is Facebook a monopoly?

    • 40 min
    More if necessary

    More if necessary

    Australia is officially out of recession but GDP is still well down year-on-year. The RBA says it's 'ready to do more if necessary'. Plus, more good news on the vaccine and what's going on with Australian coal exports to China.

    • 42 min
    Yellenism

    Yellenism

    Biden names former Fed Governor Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary. What does her appointment mean for US economic policy? Plus did JobKeeper work, super debates and Bitcoin is back.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Boy, Georgism

    Boy, Georgism

    We look at the NSW government's plans to get people 'out and about' and to abolish stamp duty. Plus, a paradoxically good jobs report and some rare good news on trade.

    • 55 min
    Good news week

    Good news week

    After a rough year, finally a week of good news: a vaccine might be around the corner and confidence is up. Plus we wrap the US election and look at the latest threats from China on trade.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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

Tsdheo ,

The goods

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

BobbySchhhh ,

An excellent podcast!

Knowledgeable and informative; this podcast engages an economics neophyte like myself. Keep them coming! Well done, Mark and Ivan!

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