The Reserve Bank of Australia is stuck, according to the economic evidence, it has to raise rates but it also should cut.
The baby bonus did its job, encouraging people to have more children at a time when fertility rates were low.
Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
Inequality actually restricts people from earning more, educating themselves and becoming entrepreneurs.
New research released today by the Grattan Institute shows that income growth and unemployment rates are not obviously worse in regional areas.
Depending on where you live, having a disability can cost thousands of additional dollars per year. Government programs often don't account for that.
The economics of the money-back guarantee can work in retailers' favour, in certain circumstances.
This week's strong growth in full-time employment shows a robust labour market. This only deepens the puzzle of why inflation is so low at the same time.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
There's a raging debate in South Africa about the role of its central bank. This is inevitable given that so much is changing in the world of central banking and in economic life.
Regional settlement of migrants benefits both new arrivals and local communities.
The amount of Australians in mortgage stress is the reason why wages growth and the labour market are such a problem - and a big reason for the RBA not to raise rates any time soon.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
The experience of Australia's first century shows that it's possible to achieve fast growth, and at the same time, a reduction in inequality.
All over the world people who have been harmed by the conventional money systems are devising alternative currencies, challenging the centralised monetary policy approach.
Every American shoots off almost a pound of fireworks a year, on average, and their growing personal use is causing injuries to climb.
Research finds higher levels of housing debt among pre-retirees are linked to them working for longer.
The latest 2016 Census data assesses what the national home ownership and rental rates are and how these vary location. It also gives us a picture of mortgage and rental costs.
ATMs will need to evolve to remain relevant, perhaps taking on other services entirely.