Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics, and 55% owned by the business community. It is one of the Asia Pacific region’s top MBA schools and home to Mt Eliza Executive Education, Australia’s No. 1 ranked provider for executive education.

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Despite what RBA chief Philip Lowe says, asking for a pay rise isn’t so simple for many employees. Shutterstock

How to ask for a pay rise

Building negotiating power is crucial for anyone looking to ask for a pay rise. But for those who can't, perhaps it's the employers' responsibility to ensure fair compensation.
The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to 1.75% as an election looms. Reuters/Tim Wimborne

RBA cuts rates to 1.75% ahead of federal budget

Fears of deflation have prompted the Reserve Bank of Australia to act on the eve of the federal budget.
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Summer reading guide from The Conversation’s economists

Challenging, inspiring and funny: a handful of our economics writers share the favourite books they read this year.
Greek demonstrators protested as its government voted to accept the latest austerity conditions. Greece would have been better off exiting the Eurozone. AAP/New Zulu/Gael Michaud

Greece’s best chance of escaping economic misery was a ‘Grexit’

If Greece exited the Eurozone it would face several years of economic chaos. But it would be the master of its own destiny. The current EU offer will further destroy the Greek economy.
Quotas do get more women in senior management, so why is the concept distrusted? Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

Quotas on the nose: that’s the view from male Australian CEOs

Tuesday’s Australian Financial Review Chanticleer survey of 33 largely male “captains of industry” reveals that quotas to improve the numbers of women in senior management positions are still overwhelmingly…
Diversity is listed at the bottom of priorities for human resources professionals in large firms yet many mangers still feel threatened by diversity policies. www.shutterstock.com

Diversity fatigue: why business still struggles to close the gender gap

Many large organisations are now on their second or third wave of diversity and inclusion programs. A good number of them are still struggling to identify obvious improvements in the metrics they hoped…
The economic cost of Ebola is estimated at around 3% of GDP for Liberia, and this does not take into account human costs. Ahmed Jallanzo/ AAP

The economics of Ebola

Economists are being called upon to estimate the costs of the Ebola epidemic to West Africa and elsewhere. However, economists should also play a part in estimating the likelihood of the disease spreading…

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