The numerical basis used to study African economies suffers from major knowledge gaps. This needs to improve if numbers are to inform policies that will encourage growth and push back poverty.
Republicans and Democrats alike claim their conventions provide a big economic boost to their host cities. What's the evidence say?
With the one-city format no longer viable, an Olympics expert proposes a radical new vision for the format of the Olympic Games. It actually makes a lot of sense.
The prospect of a hung parliament or minority government may lead to investor uncertainty and little movement in asset prices.
Business Briefing: what breeds terrorism?
The breeding ground for terrorism isn't necessarily poverty - it's the middle class.
Business Briefing: how does Australia’s policy costing agency, the PBO, compare?
The Parliamentary Budget Office is being used to cost policies in this election but could it be more politically active?
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
What makes people decide to leave the gang, and how can you convince them to stay?
Analysis tweets from the debate between Treasurer Scott Morrison and Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen at the National Press Club
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There are three main types of forecast when it comes to the economic effects of Brexit – here's how to tell the difference between them.
Voters see claim and counter claim about the economic effects of leaving the EU but the overwhelming consensus among economists is that Brexit will make Britons worse off.
How much do you spend on a wedding present? Economics has the answer.
The world seems caught between the competing political ideologies of left and right, with capitalism is caught right in the middle.
Unlike museums and stadiums, weekend music and arts festivals can promote culture without gouging taxpayers.
The war of words: why a report on the EU referendum labelled costs a 'Brexit tax'.
Much of the infrastructure Australia needs will be funded by "value capture" – raising tax revenue by boosting land values. Some have decried it as a tax hike in all but name, but it isn't really.
Grand plans designed to reduce reliance on oil will struggle to create an economy which helps all the Kingdom's subjects.
The impending election will mean a lot of spin and little substance from both sides of government in this year's federal budget.
Michelle Grattan takes a look back at some memorable budget moments.