Avoiding the cliff and the freefall into poverty
For over 20 years, Anti-Poverty Week has campaigned for every Australian to have food and shelter. A University of Melbourne expert asks how far have we come?
Using evidence to design Australia’s economic policy
The Government has many economic challenges; the Economic and Social Outlook Conference underscores evidence-based policy, says University of Melbourne expert.
Ensuring families aren’t left behind in the recovery
Economic recovery from COVID-19 needs to include better support for financially stressed families with young children, says University of Melbourne expert.
Good policy vs poor politics at Outlook 2018
University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2018 highlighted widespread concerns that politics isn't working when it comes to needed policy
Outlook 2017: What we learned
Participants in the University of Melbourne's Economic and Social Outlook Conference 2017 discussed pressing issues including energy policy and welfare reform.
Lack of women in economics ‘bad for business’
There are too few women in senior roles in Australian economics and it's bad for business, argues senior University of Melbourne economist Abigail Payne.
Have you been nudged today?
Nudge Theory draws on human behaviour to create subtle policy 'nudges' that encourage people to make good or healthier choices. The Policy Shop investigates.