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Three theories for what's causing the global productivity slowdown

Why isn't new technology reflected in our productivity stats?Shutterstock.comThere is a wide recognition by economists and policy-makers that “the large differences in income per capita observed...

Vital Signs: brace yourselves for the new economic reality

We could soon head into another volatile period.Tambako The Jaguar/Flickr, CC BY-NDVital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vit...

Is 2017 the year to ditch the term 'innovation'?

With the appointment of Arthur Sinodinos as minister for industry, innovation and science in the cabinet reshuffle, Australia can look forward to more government promotion of innovation and entreprene...

Printing more money isn't the answer to all economic ills

Money printing isn't the answer to all economic problems.Image sourced from Shutterstock.comEconomists did not predict the financial crisis of 2007, nor did we predict that advent of secular stagnatio...

What next for the ASX and Blockchain in 2017?

ASX took a wrong bet with Blockchain.www.shutterstock.comWhat a difference a year makes. In January 2016, ASX was bathing in the warm glow of having been acclaimed by Blythe Masters, an American supe...