Australia has a huge opportunity to design a recovery strategy that strengthens our resilience to future shocks and ensures the country’s long-term, sustainable prosperity.
The US economy historically does better under Democratic presidents than Republicans, with far fewer months spent in recession
The most important change is a guarantee about the future, one the RBA can be held to.
The IMF wants government intervention on climate change. It's now abundantly clear Australia's climate policies are at odds with even the most conservative approach to economic management.
Some economists have begun to compare the current recession and recovery with a 'K,' while others see a 'V.' Which is it, and what does it mean?
Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched an extraordinary attack on the Reserve Bank, accusing it of having "one of its dalliances with indolence”, and describing it as “the Reverse Bank”.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
The fallout from COVID-19 for housing and homelessness just adds to the urgency of fixing the long-standing ills of the housing market. The well-being of Australia's economy and people depends on it.
As the UK heads into a recession, here are some simple - and cheap - tips to reduce utility bills and make less of an impact on the planet.
Unless we get unemployment down quickly young Australians will wear the scars of the recession for a decade.
Michelle Grattan discusses the political week that was with Professor Paddy Nixon
Chris Bowen on the recession, aged care and priorities for health policy.
Michelle Grattan sits down with shadow health minister Chris Bowen
Only 13 of the 44 economists surveyed want them to proceed as planned.
Its central scenario is the worst recession in 70 years. Its worst case scenario has the effects lingering for a decade.
In the event of a new pandemic or a second wave of COVID-19, lives can be saved while also stabilizing business. It's not an either/or decision.
Young people’s prospects are worse than those of workers aged over 35, and worse than those of young people prior to 2008.
Putting a dollar value on human lives to compare the costs and benefits of stay-at-home orders can have unintended consequences. These researchers found a different way.
The mental health of young women is far more sensitive to unemployment than the mental health of young men.
There is a case to be made for a new Commonwealth agency to lead the recovery effort, built on the model of the Department of Post-War Reconstruction after the second world war.
While much attention was on the US this week, there was also an official acknowledgment that Australia is in recession, and a controversial HomeBuilder program to boost the economy.