Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
Peter Martin is Business and Economy Editor of The Conversation and a visiting fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU.
A former Treasury official with an honours degree in economics, he has worked as the economics correspondent for ABC radio, as the ABC's Tokyo correspondent and as economics editor of The Age.
With Dr Gigi Foster of UNSW he created The Economists podcast on ABC Radio National. In 2016 he was made a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University in recognition of his contribution to the community's understanding of economics.
Economists back wage freeze 21-19 in new Economic Society-Conversation survey
Jun 14, 2020 12:21 pm UTC| Economy
Australian economists narrowly back a wage freeze in the minimum wage case now before the Fair Work Commission, a freeze that could flow through to millions of Australians on awards and affect the wages of millions more...
How a tightening of wallets pushed Australia into recession
Jun 03, 2020 14:46 pm UTC| Economy
A go-slow on spending sent the economy backwards 0.3% in the first three months of this year, only the fourth such decline since Australia was last in recession in the early 1990s. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says...
Economists back social distancing 34-9 in new Economic Society-Conversation survey
May 20, 2020 15:43 pm UTC| Economy
Australian economists overwhelmingly back social distancing measures that slow the spread of coronavirus over the alternative of easing restrictions and allowing the spread of the disease to pick up. But a significant...
The Reserve Bank thinks the recovery will look V-shaped. There are reasons to doubt it
May 09, 2020 06:37 am UTC| Economy Central Banks
The Reserve Banks long-awaited two-year forecasts for jobs, wages and growth are frightening, but I fear they are not frightening enough. The bank looks two years ahead every three months. The last set of forecasts,...
One word repeated 9 times explains why the Reserve Bank cut: it's "coronavirus"
Mar 04, 2020 00:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks Economy
Never has a virus featured so prominently in a Reserve Bank statement. Reserve Bank of Australia The word coronavirus is mentioned nine times in the governors seven-paragraph statement. His board cut the cash...
2020 survey: no lift in wage growth, no lift in economic growth and no progress on unemployment in year of low expectations
Jan 28, 2020 08:17 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy
2020 is shaping up as a dismal year for the economy, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians. Unemployment will stay above 5% and probably rise rather than fall. Economic growth will...
In fact, there's plenty we can do to make future fires less likely
Jan 08, 2020 11:56 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature
One of the dominant ideas buzzing around the internet is that theres little we can do to escape the prospect of more frequent and worse bushfires - ever. Thats because theres little we can do to slow or reverse the...
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