The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.
Last time Australia got lucky. We are unlikley to get lucky again.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.
Floating the dollar 35 years ago was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus both developed the field of economic growth.
Austerity policies cut Britain's brief recovery from the financial short and brought recession, stagnation and growing poverty.
Where now for one of the great emblems of post-World War II global co-operation?
A future of trade wars and isolationism will not solve the grand challenges which are dragging down fragile economies.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
Two US-based professors who improved our understanding of how contract theory works have won the 2016 award.
Britain's central bank governor Mark Carney is like a prize fighter throwing his last, limp punches.
The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has created a new index for uncertainty in the Australian economy based on news, financial indicators and economic variables.
Markets have been on a rocky ride all year on concerns another recession looms. Here are a few lessons we can learn from the last one.
The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.