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.
Its central scenario is the worst recession in 70 years. Its worst case scenario has the effects lingering for a decade.
This idea environmental regulation hurts the economy is deeply entrenched in pro-business discourse. Our analysis of 22 nations suggest, in the long term, the opposite is true.
South Africa must benchmark its education policies against high-income countries, if it wants to become one, and not measure its performance against its peers.
If there is one lesson from history, it is that the economy will pick up again.
Bappenas conducted a simulation to predict how COVID-19 will impact poverty in Indonesia. Without intervention, the pandemic will drag at least 3.6 million Indonesians into poverty by the end of 2020.
The South African government should be spending more, not less, to boost economic growth and create jobs.
South Africa must develop a comprehensive health and economic strategy if it is to stop the COVID-19 pandemic without causing long term socio-economic damage.
Respondents wanted to look after older generations more than they wanted to focus on post-crisis growth.
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.
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.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
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.
A revolution in ownership must be at the heart of a Green New Deal.