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John Quiggin

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.

Facebook versus News: Advertising is the real problem

Feb 26, 2021 14:47 pm UTC| Technology

The fight between Facebook and the Morrison government is over almost before it began. Having drastically overplayed its hand by banning a vast range of content, Facebook has been forced to settle for what appear to be...

Meet the Liveable Income Guarantee: a budget-ready proposal that would prevent unemployment benefits falling off a cliff

Oct 01, 2020 15:29 pm UTC| Economy

The economic crises that have punctuated the 21st century, most notably the global financial crisis and the COVID-19 crisis, have led to a growing realisation that alternatives to our present system are possible and...

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...

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Economy

Sony brought to court for PlayStation Store exclusivity practice

Sony is the latest major company that may be facing a lawsuit. The Japanese company may be sued as its PlayStation Store reportedly stopped allowing third-party stores such as Amazon and Best Buy to sell its digital game...

Wendy's introduces new burger called Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger

Wendys is offering something new, and it is not a chicken sandwich. Taking a short break from the chicken war, the fast-food chain introduced its newest cheeseburger called the Bourbon Bacon Cheeseburger. Market Watch...

Roche Diagnostics Korea gets a nod for its COVID-19 test

Roche Diagnostics Korea revealed on Thursday, May 6, that it was granted approval for its Cobas test, a testing device used to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus in laboratories. Roche Diagnostics...

Dollar General opening more stores as economy slowly recovers

Dollar General is opening new stores, and it was said that these new outlets will make up half of the new stores that are being opened in the U.S. this year. Apparently, this shows that the variety store chain is seeing...

Politics

Donald Trump social media ban: Facebook oversight board to announce decision on ex-POTUS' suspension

Former President Donald Trump has been away from social media for several months following the January 6 insurrection. Facebook is already turning to its oversight board to make a decision regarding the former presidents...

Joe Biden COVID-19 vaccine: House Democrats want POTUS to waive vaccine patents

With over 200 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines already administered, many are now urging US President Joe Biden to provide help to other countries. House Democrats are now urging Biden to waive the vaccine patents...

Hillary Clinton warns of consequences the US will face following withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

US President Joe Bidens decision to finally withdraw US troops from Afghanistan was met with mixed reactions across the board. While many praised the decision, others, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...

Nancy Pelosi blasts House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting COVID-19 relief plan provision despite opposition

The successful passage of Joe Bidens COVID-19 relief plan was done on party lines without any support from Republican lawmakers. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy for promoting...

Science

First human-monkey embryos created – a small step towards a huge ethical problem

Scientists have created the worlds first monkey embryos containing human cells in an attempt to investigate how the two types of cell develop alongside each other. The embryos, which were derived from a macaque and then...

Shifting toward 'open peer review'

Twenty years ago, it was difficult to find information about local restaurants, except from the restaurants themselves. Now, thanks to the Internet, independent evaluations are easy to find. Its past time we make that the...

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flight on Mars opens up new frontiers in space exploration

History has been made on Mars: NASAs Ingenuity helicopter just achieved the first powered and controlled flight on another planet. Ingenuity is a small, lightweight, drone-like helicopter that was carried on the...

How we found hints of new particles or forces of nature – and why it could change physics

Seven years ago, a huge magnet was transported over 3,200 miles (5,150km) across land and sea, in the hope of studying a subatomic particle called a muon. Muons are closely related to electrons, which orbit every atom...

How scientists are restoring boreal peatlands to help keep carbon in the ground

Peatlands are one of the most valuable terrestrial ecosystems in our fight against climate change. These deep layers of partially decayed plants and other organic material are tens of thousands of years old. Globally,...

Technology

Google Account users to be automatically enrolled in two-factor authentication ‘soon'

Google celebrated World Password Day by reminding its users how vulnerable these sets of characters can be. On that note, the tech giant announced its plan to have Google Account users be automatically enrolled to...

E3 2021 adds Square Enix, Bandai Namco, Gearbox, and Sega in participating companies

More well-known video game developers and publishers are confirmed to join this years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The announcement comes nearly a month after the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) confirmed...

Nintendo has now sold more than 84 million Switch consoles

Nintendo Switch continues to reach new records in terms of unit sales amid a year of pandemic and the launch of new-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The Japanese video games giant has updates the portable consoles...

Krafton relaunches ‘PUBG Mobile’ as ‘Battlegrounds Mobile India’ in the region

The much-awaited announcement of PUBG Mobiles relaunch for Indian gamers finally happened with the franchises South Korean developer, Krafton, leading the efforts. The company also maintained that the players privacy and...
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