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
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
Solving the productivity puzzle
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris discusses the Shifting the Dial report.
Why do we measure everything and value nothing?
President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins questions neoliberalism and prioritising the economy over people, on the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast.
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.
Australia’s housing: Hard crash or soft landing?
University of Melbourne research looks at whether Australia's housing market is still booming, or blinded by euphoria?
#Budget2017: Fairness, security and opportunity?
The latest analysis from University of Melbourne experts of the Australian Government's 2017 Budget, including housing affordability, energy policy and taxes.
Sleepwalking into a deficit experiment
The Federal Budget will deliver Australia's ninth straight deficit, but the University of Melbourne asks where is the plan for affording our ageing population?
Greater density or urban sprawl – solving the housing challenge
What is the solution for Melbourne's property demands? Can we successfully negotiate the trade-offs between location and dwelling type?
President Trump: What it means for the world’s economies
Donald Trump's economic policies could have huge impact on the world – but exactly what that impact will be remains unclear.