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
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
Weighing up the policy responses to banking misconduct
Australia's major parties all have policies responding to financial services sector misconduct, but University of Melbourne experts say they are light on detail
Making the financial industry more like a health service
Financial services need to rediscover their social mission in the wake of the latest misconduct revelations in Australia, argue University of Melbourne experts
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.
Using finance and psychology to fight fat
Psychology is being married with financial modelling to see how dietary choices could help the fight against obesity.
Is a comfortable retirement out of reach for the average Australian?
The Commonwealth Government’s tougher Age Pension assets test will reduce the retirement incomes of most working Australians. Will you retire comfortably?
Finance + Psychology: Finding a way to fight obesity
Could we be on our way to combating or controlling obesity? Researchers have discovered how the environment impacts obese people differently to others.
8 tips for preparing financially savvy teenagers
Eight expert tips to prepare your teenager for financial independence, from understanding compound interest to always reading the fine print.
Bubbly personality: how our biology hits budgets
New research is taking the human element of financial decision-making into consideration, by combining economics with psychology and neuroscience.