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John Quiggin

Professor, School of Economics, The University of Queensland
John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and a Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

He was awarded the Australian Social Science Academy Medal in 1993 and a Fellowship in 1996, received the 1997 and 2000 Sam Richardson of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia, received the 2001 Editors Prize of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002, and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2011 received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia.

A prolific author and blogger, Professor Quiggin's most recent book, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us, was published in October 2010 from Princeton University Press.

Global Geopolitics Series

Relax, losing access to China won't make us the 'poor white trash of Asia'

Sep 10, 2020 09:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In another round of the increasingly bitter exchanges between China and Australia, a columnist for Chinas Global Times, Yu Lei, suggested that a further decoupling from China will make former Singapore Prime Minister Lee...

Cutting taxes for the wealthy is the worst possible response to this economic crisis

Jul 14, 2020 09:32 am UTC| Economy

Australias response to the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is rightly considered one of the worlds best. At their best, our federal and state politicians have put aside the sterile games dominating...

Forget JobSeeker. In our post-COVID economy, Australia needs a 'liveable income guarantee' instead

Jul 02, 2020 15:10 pm UTC| Economy

There are now less than three months to go before the expanded JobSeeker payment is due to end. As a result, there is a growing political debate about what should happen to the unemployment payment that was roughly...

BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine. Its decision to dump coal signals what's next

Jan 16, 2020 10:01 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The announcement by BlackRock, the worlds largest fund manager, that it will dump more than half a billion dollars in thermal coal shares from all of its actively managed portfolios, might not seem like big...

Why the profit motive fails in education

Dec 13, 2019 07:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The Morrison governments waiving of almost A$500 million in dodgy vocational education and training debts holds many lessons about the nature of education and public services being provided by for-profit...

Please, no more projections. What we need are predictions, and they're harder

Nov 19, 2019 02:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. (attributed to Danish physicist Niels Bohr) The difficulty of making predictions has long been known, but the rise of the internet means that it is...

Adani beware: coal is on the road to becoming completely uninsurable

Aug 15, 2019 17:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The announcement by Suncorp that it will no longer insure new thermal coal projects, along with a similar announcement by QBE Insurance a few months earlier, brings Australia into line with Europe where most major insurers...

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Economy

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

Politics

Melania Trump: Artist explains the meaning behind the new sculpture of FLOTUS

Previously, a statue of first lady Melania Trump in her home country of Slovenia was set on fire. Months later, the artist behind the first statue has created a new one, and recently explained the meaning behind the new...

Donald Trump: POTUS contradicts health officials, says COVID-19 vaccine will be ready in weeks

Donald Trump has often pushed for unproven cures to COVID-19 in light of the rising number of cases and his reelection prospects. Recently, Trump claimed that a vaccine for the coronavirus would be ready in a matter of...

Donald Trump: Former National Security Advisor warns Afghanistan peace talks will be unsuccessful

The White House has recently overseen peace talks and normalization of relations between Israel and other countries in the Middle East. However, according to the Trump administrations former national security advisor, the...

World War 3: Bob Woodward reveals US and North Korea came close to nuclear war

Many have speculated that tensions between the US, China, Russia, India, and other countries can potentially spark World War 3 should it escalate further. According to journalist Bob Woodward in his new book, the US nearly...

Science

Mars mission: Scientists find "worms" inside Martian meteor

NASA is gearing up for the future Mars mission that will take place over the coming years, with the Perseverance Rover already making a headstart after launching into space many weeks ago. With the search for signs of life...

NASA: Scientist says possible discovery of life on Venus needs further study

Venus is known for having an environment that is anything but hospitable, with extreme temperatures making the planet impossible to inhabit. But with the recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere, scientists have...

NASA detects Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a star 80 light-years away

NASA has spotted many exoplanets over time, but its recent finding was a first. For the first time, the agency has detected a giant planet orbiting a much smaller corpse of a star. The data from NASAs Spitzer Space...

Climate change: NASA study warns sea level rise by 15 inches if rate of carbon emissions continue

Climate change continues to become a concern as animals in the polar regions are slowly losing their homes, with carbon emissions playing a part in the warming temperatures. A NASA study has revealed the dire result of the...

Technology

How Apple Watch SE compares to the flagship Apple Watch Series 6

The main star of Apples September event this year is not the new iPhone, but the latest lineup of Apple Watch. The biggest surprise, however, was that the Apple Watch Series 6 was not the only presented at the recent...

GoPro HERO9 Black: Everything to know about the new action camera

Joining the busy fall season for the consumer tech industry is the GoPro HERO9 Black. The new action camera has been announced and the improvements in its design, specs, and features would give fans to think about whether...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ pre-patch details are revealed sans a release date

Since World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was announced last year, Blizzard has been telling gamers the biggest changes that will come with the next expansion. One of the highlight adjustments would be the level squish and a...

‘Resident Evil 8’ is having ‘problems’ playing on PlayStation 5, known insider reports

Resident Evil 8, officially titled Resident Evil Village, is currently slated to be exclusively available on next-generation consoles along with a PC release. However, a new report came to light suggesting that the...
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