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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.

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

SK, LG: No end in sight for feud over battery dispute

SK Innovations and LG Energy have been involved in legal disputes for quite a while now and the case is being heard in the U.S. The International Trade Commission is handling the proceeding since it is about alleged stolen...

Ford dismisses ITC's criticism over SK deal for not being based on hearing

Ford Motor Co on Friday dismissed criticism from the U.S. International Trade Commission for not being based on a public interest hearing, noting that it committed to SK Innovations battery programs before any misconduct...

China barred the import of pineapples from Taiwan

China banned the imports of pineapple, and the order came into effect earlier this week. Beijing announced that the tropical fruit could not enter the country, and Taiwan assumed that this is a political move. Taiwans...

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is laying off hundreds of workers soon

Sinclair Broadcasting Group announced this week that it would be laying off hundreds of workers soon. The company said it was left with no choice but to dismiss a percentage of its workforce as the business was affected by...

Politics

Michelle Obama praises House Democrats' push for passage of voting rights bill

Former first lady Michelle Obama has actively advocated for voter turnout and voter rights and with the state Republicans pushing for bills that would encourage voter suppression, Congressional Democrats are pushing for a...

Joe Biden foreign policy: US to speak with 'Quad' to discuss response to China

Relations between the United States and China were heavily strained during the Trump administration, but President Joe Biden seeks to approach the situation regarding China differently. The US is set to re-engage the...

Joe Biden signs new executive order expanding voting rights

A part of President Joe Bidens election victory against Donald Trump was due to high turnout at the polls in response to Trumps suppression efforts on mail-in voting. In commemoration of Bloody Sunday, Biden announced that...

Donald Trump sends cease and desist letters to top GOP organizations against using his name and likeness

Former President Donald Trump still holds great influence over much of the Republican Party and was previously reported to continue asserting his influence over the GOP through another PAC. Trumps attorneys recently sent...

Science

Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

Wood is an ancient material humans have been using for millions of years, for the construction of housing, ships and as a source of fuel for burning. Its also a renewable source, and one way to capture excess carbon...

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs might not be able to fly, but they can play video games. In a new study, researchers from Purdue University in Indiana, US have shown that pigs can use a digital screen and joystick, operated by their snout, to move a...

Why is there water on Earth?

Water is essential to life as we know it and it seems completely normal to have water all around us. Yet Earth is the only known planet to be covered by oceans. Do we know exactly where its water came from? This is not...

What's the difference between mutations, variants and strains? A guide to COVID terminology

Living through a global pandemic over the past year has seen all of us expanding our vocabularies. We now understand terms like PPE, social distancing and contact tracing. But just when perhaps we thought we had a...

Einsteinium: 100 years after Einstein's Nobel Prize, researchers reveal chemical secrets of element that bears his name

A century ago, an upstart German physicist by the name of Albert Einstein turned the scientific world on its head with his discovery of the photoelectric effect, which proved light to be both a particle and a wave. Awarded...

Technology

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and is currently only selling its base model. The confirmation comes after reports that the company could be launching a new model of iMac with a fresh design and likely not with an...

Microsoft tests Chromium-powered Edge browser for Xbox consoles

A new version of the Microsoft Edge powered by Chromium is in early testing for the Xbox system. One of the gaming-focused features it is expected to deliver is the option to access the Google Stadia library. Xbox...

IT firms in S. Korea to be briefed on ‘Netflix Law’

South Koreas Ministry of Science and ICT will hold a meeting this week with officials from Netflix, Facebook, Google, Naver, Wavve, and Kakao to set up detailed guidelines for the countrys Netflix Law. Dubbed the...

S. Korea to revise outdated e-commerce law to better protect consumers

South Koreas Fair Trade Commission is revising the Act on Consumer Protection in Electronic Commerce to cover new forms of online transactions and to impose more responsibilities to e-commerce platforms and online...
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