Business & Economics
Why do we say things we later regret?
Why do we say things we shouldn't? In a series of experiments University of Melbourne research finds that being aroused makes us less careful about what we say.
Breaking the family chain of joblessness
New University of Melbourne research finds children of parents who are both jobless can experience long-term disadvantage, but good policy can break the cycle.
Is empathy good for business?
Empathy is a crucial advantage in business, says a University of Melbourne expert, but too much empathy can have unintended consequences, clouding objectivity
Care for our financial health
Many Australians stress over their finances, but University of Melbourne experts say the answer is better education, financial health checks and counselling
Why that Instagram post may cost you more than you think
We need greater transparency around how our social media data will be used by banks, and how to challenge their decisions say University of Melbourne experts.
Focusing financial law on what really matters
Complex financial services law needs to be overhauled, with financial wellbeing at the core, say University of Melbourne experts in their FinFuture white paper.
Improving the finance sector for all Australians
Australians have lost faith in the financial sector; University of Melbourne experts propose reforms to refocus it on its core purpose – serving the community
Can your personality be good, or bad, for your health?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA Survey 2019 finds links between personality traits and the onset of illness, but experts say it's likely an indirect effect
Is wages growth really as weak as we think?
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA Survey finds that hourly wages of the median full-time worker have actually been rising ahead of the cost of living
Work or family?
The University of Melbourne's 2019 HILDA survey shows many Australian couples are finding it tough to balance work and family – as they work longer hours.