Freedom from extreme poverty as a human right
Philip Alston argues that the conversation around human rights has yet to take seriously how the world’s very poor are excluded from a life of dignity.
Emerging insights into the way we choose
Professor Peter Bossaerts argues that investigating brain activity as we make decisions is generating new insights into how we deal with uncertainty and risk.
Reality versus rainbow world
Professor Ross Garnaut says the 2016 Budget Papers take Australians into a world where everything is OK, when it’s not.
Tax reform: Why and how?
With tax reform on the horizon, University of Melbourne economist Professor John Freebairn outlines three reform packages to improve national productivity.
Prof Jensen: Why it is important for Australia’s policymakers and leading academics to discuss the future of the nation’s economic and social agendas together
ESOC 2015: Replay our blog
Live updates from the 2015 Economic and Social Outlook Conference
China, Australia and the African frontier
With a growing working age population and resource-rich environs, could Africa hold the future of sustainable economic growth for China and Australia?
Smart customers save
Want to save on your energy bills? University of Melbourne researchers found that you can save up to $50 on bills just by being informed about your energy use.