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Virginia coalminers in the industry’s 1970s heyday. Jack Corn/EPA/US Natl Archives & Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons

No politician can singlehandedly bring back coal – not even Donald Trump

America's coal heartland is delighted with Donald Trump's election win. But like King Canute, he can't turn back the tide of the global market push away from coal and towards renewables.
People around the world woke up to a new U.S. president-elect. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

What Donald Trump’s surprise victory means for the economy and business

Four of our economic scholars weigh in on Trump's legislative agenda, healing the divide, uncertainty and something known as the 'presidential puzzle.'
Flanked by his family, US President Elect Donald Trump called for unity as he claimed victory. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

President Trump will change the United States and the world, but just how remains to be seen

Leading Australian academics respond to Donald Trump’s victory, and look ahead to what kind of president he might be. Much…
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have approached the US economy from two completely different directions. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Timeline: Americans, the economy and elections

Looking back over past US elections you can see how the terms of the economic debate have varied – as the solutions to past crises have set the groundwork for renewed instability.
An anti-immigrant mood has been sweeping the West, such as in Finland. Scanpix Sweden/Reuters

Why we’re wrong to blame immigrants for our sputtering economies

Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen is worried about the slowdown in job creation. Charles Mostoller/Reuters

Vital Signs: central bankers longing for growth that may not come

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the…

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