There's nothing unusual about quantitative easing. Our biggest mistake would be to be to wait.
Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The Reserve Bank cut interest rates on Tuesday because we weren't spending or pushing up prices at the rate it wanted. On Wednesday we might find things are worse than it thought.
Combined, APRA and the Reserve Bank are about to give households on $150,000 up to $120,000 more borrowing power.
Expect two more interest rate cuts, but they mightn't be enough.
The Reserve Bank has adjusted rates in previous election campaigns, but it needs to have a very, very, good reason.
Inflation has barely been within the Governor Philip Lowe's target band his entire time in office. Zero inflation means he should cut now, before the election.
Rates might need to be cut urgently, and because things are good. Governor Lowe has signalled he won't wait.
The Reserve Bank's inflation target seems out of date in a world of ultra low inflation. So why is Governor Lowe persisting with it?
The Conversation has assembled a forecasting team of 19 academic economists from 12 universities across six states. Together, they assign a 25% probability to a recession within two years.
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.
It is thought that it doesn't help much to cut official interest rates toward or beyond zero, and maybe it doesn't, but new research suggests the answer has a lot to do with the housing market.
The mere possibility of online competition is restraining prices offline.
Environmental and health groups have called for the creation of a non-political federal agency with the power to rule on pollution levels - much like the Reserve Bank does for interest rates.
This week's strong growth in full-time employment shows a robust labour market. This only deepens the puzzle of why inflation is so low at the same time.
For a whole lot of workers in Australia, cutting a better pay deal is very hard.
Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked an economist to explain.
When you look at the data (in three charts) on mortgage stress, the systemic risk of people not being able to repay their home loans appears small.
It is a puzzle as to why businesses are reasonably confident but not willing to invest.