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Expert analysis on the research and practice changing the business landscape in the 21st Century

  1. 11 January 2018 – Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Business & Economics, China, Economy, Trade

    China’s economic evolution in the Year of the Dog

    As China prepares to enter the Year of the Dog, the country's economic focus is shifting. A University of Melbourne expert analyses what this might mean in 2018

  2. 7 January 2018 – Australia, Black Saturday, Bushfires, Fires, Summer

    Why we must be ready for bushfires this summer

    A University of Melbourne expert warns emergency services and communities must learn from the mistakes of bushfires past, like Black Saturday, to save lives.

  3. 12 December 2017 – Exams, High Schools, Rankings, Schools, Year 12

    Should school rankings matter?

    The VCE40+ score, commonly used to rank schools, is misleading and there are better ways to assess school quality, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  4. 4 December 2017 – Fair Work, Gender, Gender Pay Gap, Minimum Wage, Work

    The minimum wage gender divide

    We might expect the gender pay gap to be zero among minimum-wage workers, but University of Melbourne research finds women earn around 10 per cent less.

  5. 16 November 2017 – Casualisaton, Centre for Workplace Leadership, Employment, Gig Economy, Labour

    5 challenges that will make or break the gig economy

    The gig economy is a work phenomena, but University of Melbourne experts identify five factors that could constrain platform work from becoming the new normal

  6. Podcast20 October 2017 – Cities, Economy, Industry, Innovation, Urban Planning

    What are the keys to a successful urban innovation district?

    Urban thinker Julie Wagner on how city innovation districts grow, and how their reliance on the physical and the local serves to foster creative industries.

  7. 17 October 2017 – Commercialisation, Entrepreneurs, Higher Education, Start-ups, Universities

    Bringing uni research to market

    Research commercialisation is core to universities, but broadening goals beyond just revenue generation could lift success says a University of Melbourne expert

  8. 12 October 2017 – Birth, Cognitive Development, Education, NAPLAN, Pregnancy

    When economists have babies

    After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.

  9. 11 October 2017 – Australian Economy, Auto Industry, Business & Economics, Labour, Manufacturing

    Ex-auto workers could boost clean energy industry

    As Australia's auto manufacturing industry shuts down, a University of Melbourne economist argues workers' skills could transfer to the clean energy industry.