The government has agreed to report some budget numbers on a per capita basis. But there's a lot more to do in how we talk about numbers.
Business Briefing: Former chief World Bank economist on inequality and doing away with big money
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A former chief economist to the World Bank and economic adviser to the Indian government says doing away with big currency notes is a noble idea but an ineffective tool.
The creation of a UN special rapporteurship on the right to development should help develop practical solutions on how the right could be realised.
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Economists have determined a new way to measure economic policy uncertainty, but there's a gap between uncertainty and economic downturns - why?
The IMF has lowered its forecasts for the US, UK and other advanced economies, even if post-Brexit negotiations go smoothly.
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New research shows how women are held back when it comes to starting and growing their own businesses.
Boosting growth could be as simple as getting more women into the workforce.
The second half of the 20th century saw explosive economic growth and also a huge increase in universities – new research shows the two are related.
A new documentary examines indigenous activism in Peru – calling attention to the dark side of the country's economic boom.
The G20’s lack of leadership will continue to contribute to the current global economic malaise.
The RBA leaves rates on hold, Australia gets a GDP growth spurt from pre-election spending, and the IMF lays the groundwork for a lowering of global growth expectations.
While there was plenty of razzmatazz at the Hangzhou summit, little progress was made on key policy issues.
The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.
It would be better to proactively restructure South Africa's electricity sector to spur innovation and investment and reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy.
A row between South Africa's finance minister and the country's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations has prompted academics to pen an open letter asking President Jacob Zuma to intervene.