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Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Professor of Economics and PLuS Alliance Fellow, UNSW

Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at the UNSW Australia Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017.

Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.

His research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.

Professor Holden has published in top general interest journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

He is currently editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is the founding director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Inititative on Law & Economics at UNSW.

He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the MIT Department of Economics and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

His research has been featured in press articles in such outlets as: The New York Times, The Financial Times, the New Republic, and the Daily Kos.

For all its worth, the banking royal commission could hurt a generation of battlers

Sep 28, 2018 08:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is set to deliver its interim report no later than September 30. There have already been plenty of consequences for...

The GFC and me. Ten years on, what have we learned?

Sep 24, 2018 07:55 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

A little more than a decade on from the the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the largest bankruptcy in history, many of the worlds advanced economies are only now beginning to recover fully. I was on the faculty at the...

Central Banking Series

When cutting interest rates might not help

Sep 13, 2018 21:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

Theres a meme around official interest rates since the financial crisis, and it goes like this. Central banks have already cut them to nearly zero (or actually zero) but advanced economies are still languishing. Therefore...

National accounts show past performance no guarantee of future results

Sep 09, 2018 20:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Wednesdays GDP figures were good. Growth was up 0.9% in the June quarter and 3.4% over the past 12 months. As they say in baseball: You cant boo a home run. But you can ask how likely the batter is to do it next time....

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Economy

Oil price reaches highest level since March due to promising vaccine, Biden transition

Oil surged to $47 a barrel Tuesday, its highest level since in March on Tuesday, due to AstraZenecas promising coronavirus vaccine that spurred demand recovery hopes and US President-elect Joe Bidens transition to the...

Taiwanese money supply continues to see strong growth, CBC likely to keep rates on hold in December

Taiwanese MIB and M2 money supply continued to record solid growth in the month of October. On a year-on-year basis, MIB money supply grew 12.85 percent, while M2 money supply rose 7.05 percent in the month. This is the...

UK inks stopgap trade deal with Canada to get ready for Brexit

The UK signed a stopgap agreement with Canada, allowing trade between the two countries to continue under the same terms as Canadas existing treaty with the EU. The two countries are working on a new bilateral...

UN agency's heavy fuel oil ban in Arctic criticized as outrageous

The Clean Arctic Alliance criticized as outrageous the UN agency International Maritime Organizations (IMO) ban on the use and carriage of heavy oil fuel (HFO) by ships in Arctic waters as it would come into effect only in...

Vietnam only Southeast Asian country poised for economic growth this year: IMF

Vietnam is the only Southeast Asian country identified by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be on track for economic growth this year, forecast at 2.4 percent. The IMF attributed the countrys decisive steps to...

Politics

Donald Trump defeat: Secret Service detail on outgoing POTUS reportedly asked about post-presidency protection

Donald Trump has yet to formally concede to Joe Biden after the presidential elections earlier this month. Despite Trumps refusal to do so, his life post-White House seems to indicate his acknowledgment of defeat as his...

Melania Trump news: White House plans holiday parties amidst COVID-19 outbreaks

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, holidays are going to be spent differently, especially for Americans who will be celebrating Thanksgiving. However, the White House is set to plan holiday events indoors even as public...

Joe Biden wins in Michigan and Pennsylvania certified

With incoming-president Joe Biden moving forward in the transition period, states are beginning to certify the winner of their electoral votes. Following suit from the certification of Bidens win in Georgia, Michigan and...

World War 3: US announces the return of guided missile destroyer to be deployed in South China Sea

The recent conflicts that several nations have with China over control of the South China Sea have raised concerns about a possible conflict breaking out which could lead to World War 3. In an effort to ramp up military...

Science

Mars discovery: NASA's Curiosity Rover data suggests Red Planet was once habitable

With the upcoming space missions focusing on our own neighboring planet Mars, many are now looking into what the red planet once was. Recent data from NASAs Curiosity Rover is falling in line with the long-running belief...

COVID-19 cure: AstraZeneca develops coronavirus antibody drug cocktail that may also prevent infection for months

Many companies are already undergoing trials for a possible cure to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from the developments made by Pfizer and Moderna in developing their respective vaccines, another pharmaceutical...

Asteroid alert: 2,700-foot space rock to fly by Earth this week

Asteroids pass by our planet on an almost everyday basis with some space rocks measuring bigger than others. NASAs asteroid trackers have spotted one large asteroid coming our way and making an approach this week. An...

NASA discovery: Experts say Hubble Space Telescope may have captured a black hole

Out of all the cosmic entities to exist in the universe, none has been as mysterious as the black hole, a phenomena that have yet to be witnessed. Experts at NASA recently claimed that the Hubble Space Telescope may have...

Technology

AirPods 3 could be launched in H1 2021, Ming-Chi Kuo predicts

It has been more than a year since the second generation of the entry-level AirPods was released, and its successor is expected to arrive next year. While the AirPods 3 is anticipated to sport a new form factor, it is a...

iOS 15 might no longer support three iPhone models in 2021

It has only been a few months since the iOS 14 update was released, but the potential list of compatible devices with iOS 15 already emerged online. Apple could ditch at least three devices next year, according to the...

iPad Pro 2021 might not have OLED displays yet

An article got Apple fans excited this week as it mentioned the preparations for OLED adoption have begun for iPad Pro models arriving in 2021. However, major display suppliers Samsung and LG Display, have reportedly...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ will let players avoid nudity, developer confirms

It is already a known fact that Cyberpunk 2077 is a game not made for the younger audience. However, a developer also confirmed that players will have an option to avoid nudity once the RPG is out. Cyberpunk 2077...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ double XP event goes live with Nuketown ’84

One of the much-awaited post-launch content of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is the staple Nuketown gameplay, and it is finally available as of this writing. To encourage more players to dive into the 1984 version of...
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