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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.

The best way to boost the economy is the best way to improve the lives of disadvantaged students

Oct 29, 2018 19:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

What if we had an opportunity to double the size of the tourism industry, or to quadruple the size of the beef industry, or to boost the economy by more than any of the presently proposed tax switches? What if we could...

Vital Signs: Australia's 5% jobless rate is not full employment; pushing up interest rates would be wrong

Oct 28, 2018 13:14 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

According to ABS figures released last week, the unemployment rate in Australia has fallen to 5%. This isnt as low as the 3.7% level in the United States, but by historical standards it is low for us. We need to go back...

The housing market might deflate, but it might pop. Here's how

Oct 20, 2018 06:05 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

There are two things that can happen to an asset price bubble. It can burst dramatically, or deflate slowly. Which brings us to the Australian housing market. Prices in Sydney and Melbourne continue to decline at a...

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

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin plunges to fresh 2018 low on panic sell-off, world's first crypto ETF to be listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, BCH hard fork adds to investors’ pessimism – Monday, November 19

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices plunged to fresh 2018 low during late European session Monday, as investors continued panic sell-off after a flood of regulatory warnings thronged the digital currency industry. The crypto king has...

U.S. Treasuries fall ahead of FOMC member Williams’ speech amid silent trading session

The U.S. Treasuries fell during late afternoon session Monday ahead of todays speech from FOMC member Williams amid an otherwise, silent trading day. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasuries rose nearly 1-1/2 basis...

German bunds suffer ahead of 5-year auction, ECB’s account of monetary policy meeting

The German bunds traded lower during afternoon session Monday ahead of the countrys 5-year auction, scheduled to be held on November 21 by 10:40GMT and the European Central Banks (ECB) account of monetary policy meeting,...

EUR/NOK unlikely to exceed 9.57-9.60 for now, should slowly trend back towards 9.50: Commerzbank

The EUR/NOK currency pair is not expected to exceed the 9.57-9.60 range for now and should slowly trend back towards 9.50, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. Weaker CPI data alone does not mean...

Malaysia Q4 economic growth likely to moderate to 4.2 pct y/y, full-year seen at 4.6 pct: OCBC Bank

Malaysias economic growth for the fourth quarter of this year is expected to come in at 4.2 percent y/y, while the full-year expansion is seen at 4.6 percent y/y, according to the latest research report from OCBC...

Politics

Threats remain to US voting system – and voters' perceptions of reality

As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system and information warfare continues to try to influence the American publics choices when they cast their ballots. On...

Let's not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education

The link between educational attainment and income has long been known. Now Australians have more information about what graduates earn from different universities and courses. A recent report shows graduates from NSW...

What image will define the 2018 election?

Every election has its iconic images. Or does it? There are standout images from previous campaigns. Barack Obamas Hope poster, with all its homages and parodies, is a classic example. George W. Bushs Mission...

US mid-term results: seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

America has voted, the results are in, but the countrys future remains uncertain for now. Tuesdays Congressional mid-term elections were billed rightly as among the most important in US history. Decades of widening...

Democrats take House at US midterm elections, but Republicans keep Senate; Labor well ahead in Victoria

US midterm elections were held today. All 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senators were up for election. Democrats were defending 26 Senators, including some states that Trump won by big margins in 2016, and Republicans...

Science

Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths. There are different ways in which malaria can be controlled. Preventive measures...

Dramatic galaxy collision filled the Milky Way with stars, astronomers discover

Imagine trying to map out your home town using only information you could gather from your window. Even with a pair of binoculars youd find it a difficult task. Mapping out our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similarly...

How thoughtful, content-rich tutorials can help science students learn

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students need to make what they learn a part of their everyday lives. Tutorials are an excellent way to achieve this at university level. When theyre properly designed, tutorials can be...

Curious Kids: If a star explodes, will it destroy Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom. You might...

Explainer: what any country can and can't do in Antarctica, in the name of science

Antarctica is owned by no one, but there are plenty of countries interested in this frozen island continent at the bottom of the Earth. While there are some regulations on who can do what there, scientific research has...

Technology

‘Fortnite’ Latest News & Update: Humiliates ‘God of War’ & ‘Red Dead Redemption’ in Video Game Awards

Fortnite might be the most popular video game in the world right now but no one can be faulted for saying that it is not Game of the Year material. However, it would appear that the judges over at the Golden Joystick...

Radeon RX 590 Latest News & Update: ‘Resident Evil 2’ & ‘DMC 5’ Included in Bundle

AMD is betting big on the Radeon RX 590 GPU by bundling it with several games that are not exactly what anyone would expect to come for free in this fashion. Basically, the company is offering three AAA titles for free...

Nvidia Latest News & Update: Cryptocurrency Failure Leads to Stock Nosedive, Lost The Gamble or Bad Luck?

Nvidia recently released its revenue report for the third quarter and it signaled the end of an era for the company. The cryptocurrency boom essentially led to an unexpected boost in its sales of GPUs last year, which led...

iOS Jailbreak Latest News & Update: iOS 12.1 Successfully Bypassed by Tencent KeenLab Researcher

A Tencent Keenlab researcher recently confirmed on Twitter that his jailbreak method successfully bypassed the latest iOS 12.1 that is running devices of XS MAX, Apple, and iPhone. Named Liang Chen, the researcher said...

'Fallout 76' Latest News & Update: Titanic Failure as Expected, Burning Reviews Paint Apocalyptic Reception

Fallout 76 was doomed from the start and it would seem that everyone could see this except for Bethesda. The game was as confusing to itself as it was to fans and this was the least of its problems. The result is the...
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