Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.
The role of the Treasury in Economic Policy with Paul Tilley
The Treasury departments of the US, UK, and Australia are central to the operations of government and economic management. Learn more about the role of the Treasury in this episode featuring former senior Australian Treasury official and OECD economist Paul Tilley.
Insights from behavioural economics & science regarding COVID responses
What behavioural economics and science can tell us about how people have responded to various COVID control measures. Hear from Dr Stephen Whyte from QUT's Centre for Behavioural Economics, Society and Technology.
The Fed and Inflation Targeting
On how the US Federal Reserve now looks at inflation targeting, and why it is expected to allow the economy to run hot for a while during the recovery from the pandemic recession.
Industry Assistance and Crony Capitalism with Darren Brady Nelson
Should governments assist favoured industries such as the film industry with tax credits and subsidies? Is corporate welfare a sign of so-called Crony Capitalism? Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist at LibertyWorks and a Policy Adviser at the Heartland Institute, provides answers to these questions.
Fiscal Stimulus with Prof. Fabrizio Carmignani
Reviewing the evidence on fiscal stimulus and the government spending multiplier with Professor Fabrizio Carmignani, Dean (Academic) at Griffith Business School.
Foreign Direct Investment & Productivity
New analysis of a database covering 576,000 manufacturing businesses in Europe finds Foreign Direct Investment can increase the productivity of domestic businesses - i.e. FDI creates productivity spillovers.