Can the structural barriers to low-skilled employment growth be overcome?
Rebasing matters because it makes updated and better data available so that better policies can be designed.
In this moment of crisis, South Africa urgently needs decisive action. But all too often South Africans of all political stripes seem trapped in stale discourses.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
A new interdisciplinary study provides a grim warning to dictators and despots, and even leaders in democracies. Curbing press freedoms may irreversibly damage the economy.
By continuing to privilege economic growth over environmental and social sustainability, we are taking huge risks with our future.
Protecting jobs that will be lost anyway is money that could be spent on building the green economy.
South Africa’s economic recovery plan must focus on at least three areas: protecting vulnerable populations, supporting the vulnerable sectors and external trade diversification.
From money creation to COVID to uncertainty to the end of rapid economic growth, Peter Martin’s summer reading list is unsettling and uplifting.
The Morrison government has through great skill and some luck helped avoid Austrlaia a COVID catastrophe.
Our economy remains far weaker than it was a year ago and far weaker than it would have been had spending not collapsed.
Resolution of South Africa’s fiscal crisis depends on faster economic growth which must be led by private investment. Fiscal consolidation is necessary but without growth debt will not stabilise.
The UK government has unveiled its latest package of support measures for businesses and employees, but it’s only part of what should be prioritised.
Australia’s population growth is expected to be stagnant over the next two years, due largely to decreased immigration. This won’t lead to a quick economic recovery.
As the parliamentary record shows, the Greens have been the only party to consistently challenge orthodox ideas about economic growth and prosperity.
There isn’t much political capital in celebrating stock market gains if the real economy is still hurting.
Most recessions are caused by an overreaction to too much inflation. This one is because we are not spending.
It’s the worst since the Great Depression and it isn’t clear there’s a path out.