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John Quiggin

John Quiggin

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.

Public investment in electricity generation - a hot button issue in Queensland?

Nov 22, 2017 05:00 am UTC| Insights & Views

One of the most striking features of the Queensland election campaign is that all major parties are advocating public investment in electricity generation. The real choice to be made is whether this investment will...

Future of Coal Series

The government's energy policy hinges on some tricky wordplay about coal's role

Oct 18, 2017 09:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

The most important thing to understand about the federal governments new National Energy Guarantee is that it is designed not to produce a sustainable and reliable electricity supply system for the future, but to meet...

The case for renationalising Australia's electricity grid

Mar 06, 2017 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The public debate over the problems of electricity supply displays a curious disconnect. On the one hand, there is virtually universal agreement that the system is in crisis. After 25 years, the promised outcomes of reform...

Fuel efficiency standards could help curb Australia's persistently growing emissions

Dec 23, 2016 00:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This week, the Australian government announced plans that will ultimately require cars sold in Australia to match international fuel efficiency standards. The resulting savings over the life of a typical vehicle would...

People have lost faith in privatisation and it's easy to see why

Aug 10, 2016 05:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

From the viewpoint of ordinary Australians, privatisation is a policy that has consistently failed but is remorselessly pushed by the political elite. It is little surprise that voters are turning to populism in...

Peabody's bankruptcy claim is a symbol of coal's end

Apr 14, 2016 06:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

The announcement that Peabody Energy, the worlds largest non-government coal company, is to file for bankruptcy in the United States is one of more symbolic than substantive significance. In the US context, bankruptcy is a...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency Brief: Altcoins continue downtrend tracking Bitcoin, Salt Lending Holdings faces U.S. SEC probe over $50 mln token sale – Friday, November 16

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices continued to downtrend for the third consecutive day, during late European session Friday, tracking pessimism from the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions (SEC) annual enforcement...

German bunds trade slightly lower after Eurozone October CPI meets market expectations

The German bunds traded slightly lower during afternoon session on the last trading day of the week Friday after the Eurozones consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of Eurozone met market expectations, remaining...

Swedish krona likely to witness gradual uptrend vs euro on slower monetary policy normalization, says Commerzbank

The Swedish krona is expected to witness a gradual upward trend vs the euro, on expectations of a slower normalization in the countrys monetary policy, although the process is seen to happen at a rate faster than that in...

Bank Negara Malaysia likely to keep OPR unchanged at 3.25 pct for some time, says ANZ Research

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to maintain its current accommodative stance and keep the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) unchanged at 3.25 percent for some time, owing to expectations of a muted inflation in the...

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. initiates duty investigations on Magnesium from Israel

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department initiated investigations into imports of Magnesium from Israel. Yesterday, the Commerce Department announced that...

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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