A freeze in the minimum wage would make it easier for stressed employers to hang onto their workers says a bare majority of experts surveyed by the Economic Society and The Conversation.
The economists who support the use of social distancing measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 are not only in the majority, they are also more certain of their opinions than those who do not.
There's a move to have economists acredited, like dentists. But it doesn't have much support yet.
There are things we can do, but the Economic Society's poll finds that not all of them are part of the traditional economists' toolkit.
A panel of leading economists has given its majority verdict on Alan Finkel's proposed Clean Energy Target: it may not be the best possible emissions policy, but we should get on with it anyway.
Polled economists say another independent body wouldn't necessairly do a better job of economic forecasting for the budget than Treasury.
A survey of leading economists gave a mixed, and overall negative, view on Malcolm Turnbull's plan to force gas producers to divert exports back into the Australian domestic market.
The Economics Society of Australia (ESA) Monash Forum polled economists on whether capital gains tax deductions for housing investment should be removed.