The global financial crisis taught us recoveries needn't be V-shaped.
As countries get ready to re-open their economies, will there be a post-pandemic recovery? History and current economic models suggest those looking for a quick rebound will be disappointed.
The OECD estimates have Australia less hit than most, but they are only partial and point to Australia's worst recession on record.
With a deepening climate crisis, unprecedented biodiversity loss and widespread inequality, it's pertinent to question if indefinite GDP growth will deliver true and long-lasting prosperity.
Michelle Grattan talks with Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher about the week in politics, including coronavirus, the Biosecurity Act and panic-buying, as well as the Australian economy.
Australia's three-decade run of near continuous economic growth is set to end, with treasury warning of a hit to growth of 'at least' 0.5%, potentially followed by a 'prolonged downturn'.
Treasury will update the nation on the likely impact of the coronavirus on Thursday.
Today's national accounts will be important, but for many Australians will say little about living standards.
The same techniques used to model the SARS pandemic for the World Health Organisation produce results ranging from bad to catastrophic.
With skill and support where needed, the government can get us through this, but it'll be the biggest challenge since the global financial crisis.
Is the UK economy booming or are the statistics being twisted out of shape by the shuffling of gold bullion?
To bring about genuine change, middle-power countries like Canada must adopt a leadership role in pursuing an ethical agenda to ensure the security and survival of humanity.
Is Canada ready to lead?
An economist who has studied new ways to improve measures of gross domestic product explains what GDP is and how it could better reflect an economy and the well-being of its inhabitants.
The 1918 Spanish Flu, the 1957-1958 Asian Flu and the 2001-2002 SARS pandemic give us a frame of reference.
The Conversation's 2020 economic survey points to a dismal year, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians and an increase in the unemployment rate.
GDP is well suited to many things, but not to measuring the impact of disasters.
Some households have shared disproportionately in the growing national wealth, but GNP fails to reflect the disparity in gains across economic groups.
Spending growth has fallen to financial crisis lows. Per person, economic growth and spending has gone backwards. Josh Frydenberg isn't ruling out action in the pre-Christmas budget update.
Societies have much to learn from the pursuit of happiness on an individual level.
A fairer, greener and more prosperous Australia is possible – so long as political leaders don't focus just on economic growth.