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Would the economy be in better shape if the RBA had cut interest rates sooner? AAP Image/Bianca De Marchi)

Vital Signs: does monetary policy work any more?

The Reserve Bank of Australia says it's prepared to ease monetary policy further if needed to stimulate the economy. But is the policy working when interests rates are so low?
Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (right) says he needs government help to boost the economy. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is yet to provide it. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

We asked 13 economists how to fix things. All back the RBA governor over the treasurer

Every one of the 13 economists surveyed by The Conversation thinks more stimulus is needed. None think it should all come from the Reserve Bank. Most think the budget surplus can wait.
This week’s Essential poll showed 56% of voters would prioritise stimulating the Australian economy over getting back to budget surplus. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Ross Gittins on the government’s ‘surplus obsession’

Ross Gittins on the government’s “surplus obsession” The Conversation, CC BY29,3 Mo (download)
As the Australian economy continues to struggle, many argue that stimulus is needed, urging the government to abandon its "surplus obsession".
Debate about SA Reserve Bank’s mandate must be done in a more considered manner, informed by evidence. Shutterstock

Evolution of ANC economic policy sheds light on squabble over the central bank

The debate about the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank must be located within a clearly articulated political vision and social compact on the kind of society South Africans aspire to.

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