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Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.

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Hard-headed economic analysis applied to important economic, social, and environmental issues.

    The role of the Treasury in Economic Policy with Paul Tilley

    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. 

    • 33 min
    Insights from behavioural economics & science regarding COVID responses

    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.

    • 26 min
    The Fed and Inflation Targeting

    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.

    • 41 min
    Industry Assistance and Crony Capitalism with Darren Brady Nelson

    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.

    • 44 min
    Fiscal Stimulus with Prof. Fabrizio Carmignani

    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.

    • 32 min
    Foreign Direct Investment & Productivity

    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.

    • 33 min

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