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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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    • 4.3 • 3 Ratings

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

    K

    K

    What is a K-shaped recovery and are we in one? Plus we preview the budget that Prime Minister Morrison is calling the most important since World War II.

    • 51 min
    Grindin'

    Grindin'

    On our 50th episode, we ask whether October's budget or even lower interest rates can supercharge the recovery, which the RBA is describing as a 'slow grind'. Plus disappointing payroll jobs numbers, falling retail sales and Paul Keating gives the RBA a spray.

    • 54 min
    Jobs surprise

    Jobs surprise

    Surprise good news on the jobs front with unemployment falling below 7 per cent for the first time since the pandemic started. So where are the jobs coming from? Plus house prices, the US fed commits to not lifting interest rates for the long haul, New Zealand goes into recession and the effect unemployment on sleep.

    • 47 min
    Life at the outpost

    Life at the outpost

    With new data out on the Australian corporate footprint overseas, we ask what's the future of the foreign outpost in a post-pandemic world. Plus a speed round on this week's economic data.

    • 33 min
    Abnormal people

    Abnormal people

    The US Federal Reserve has changed the way it makes monetary policy decisions for the world's largest economy. Its former chair Janet Yellen said that the changes would appear subtle to most "normal human beings". So why is it such a big deal for economists? Plus the latest quarterly GDP numbers put Australia officially in its first recession in three decades.

    This episode was recorded on 3 September.

    • 42 min
    On the belt and road

    On the belt and road

    The Federal government looks to curb China's influence in the states, plus the Victorian situation continues to take its toll on jobs and investment.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

brav258 ,

Excellent!

Ivan is absurdly eloquent and charming.

Steve...Steve...Steve ,

Quality and lively discussion of Australia's economy

I'm always on the lookout for high quality - and entertaining - discussion of Australia's economy. This really fits the bill. Would love to hear more.

Sean_Wong ,

Great vignettes of Australian economics

The AICD Team is punching above their weight here there’s. Nuanced unpacking in a candid and straightforward way.

Keep it up.

I’d suggest adding a “what you need to know bullet point list of items. Listen to the NYT DAILY podcast for an example.

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