Investment incentives might not be enough. We'll need public investment and forced increases in wages.
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 World Bank's latest report on Nigeria deserved closer scrutiny, just like the opinions of economic experts outside government.
Australia's secret weapon has been faith in market outcomes combined with a strong social safety set.
Treasury Secretary Steven Kennedy says its up to the Reserve Bank to boost the economy. In normal times, that's not his job.
Australia is becoming more like the United States. Increasingly, we invest overseas. Our domestic economy is weak.
The latest data is not promising – central banks must react accordingly.
We've 41,000 more long-term unemployed than would be expected given the unemployment rate. Something has changed.
Frydenberg and Morrison will have to switch from boasting about the economy to fixing it, quickly.
History shows there's no best economic manager. They're both pretty good.
Investors are increasingly concerned about climate change, but for the markets to deploy their full capacities, the dominant principles that guide them need to be revised.
The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
The treasurer says 2018 was a year of two halves, but there were signs of a downturn well before mid year.
Last time Australia got lucky. We are unlikley to get lucky again.
It's been 27 years since our last recession. Conditions are ripe for a populist revolt when the next one arrives.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
Prices are off, but from unprecedented highs. It could be a one-time adjustment.
Floating the dollar 35 years ago was a leap into the unknown. Here's how it has served us well.
In the midst of the information technology revolution, Australia's productivity growth has been slowing. It ought to have been the other way around.
Paul Romer and William Nordhaus both developed the field of economic growth.