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Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe (right) says he needs government help to boost the economy. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is yet to provide it. Dan Himbrechts/AAP

We asked 13 economists how to fix things. All back the RBA governor over the treasurer

Every one of the 13 economists surveyed by The Conversation thinks more stimulus is needed. None think it should all come from the Reserve Bank. Most think the budget surplus can wait.
Household incomes rose, and people remained satisfied with their homes and neighbourhoods, throughout the global financial crisis. Flickr/colinjcampbell

Income up, life satisfaction levels unchanged during GFC

Average household incomes in Australia defied the global financial crisis to increase substantially in the 2008-09 financial year, and life satisfaction levels were unaffected by the downturn, according…
What’s the true picture of Chinese economic stimulus? China’s decision to cut interest rates actually has modest implications for Australia. AAP

China’s economy: thinking beyond the short run

Last week’s decision by China to cut interest rates by 0.25% seemed to attract almost as much attention in Australia as the same decision by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) several days earlier. The…

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