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Richard Holden

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.

Vital Signs Series

The calm before the storm in US-China trade

Apr 20, 2018 05:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This week: the US administration continues its anti-trade rhetoric, China grows a little faster than expected, Australian employment figures underwhelm, and the RBA seems unperturbed by household borrowing...

Vital Signs Series

The spooky mortgage risk signs our bankers are ignoring

Oct 13, 2017 09:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

Vital Signs Series

The data is mixed but worrying signs from mortgagees

Oct 06, 2017 00:17 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

Vital Signs Series

Vital Signs: don't count your economic chickens before they hatch

Sep 22, 2017 03:33 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

Vital Signs Series

Vital Signs: don't expect much from the central bankers at Jackson Hole

Aug 28, 2017 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

Vital Signs Series

Vital Signs: Australia is facing an interest rates dilemma

Jun 16, 2017 04:43 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks Economy

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

Vital Signs: have we finally reached 'peak' house prices?

Jun 02, 2017 12:00 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Real Estate

Vital Signs is a weekly economic wrap from UNSW economics professor and Harvard PhD Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries reverse losses in quite trading session ahead of initial jobless claims, 7-year auction

The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield hovered around the 3.00 mark during late European session Thursday, albeit remaining on the downside ahead of todays initial jobless claims data and the 7-year note auction, also due today...

German bunds climb after GfK consumer climate index disappoints; eyes on ECB’s monetary policy decision

The German bunds climbed Thursday after the countrys GfK consumer climate index for the month of May disappointed market expectations, while investors remain keen to watch the European Central Banks (ECB) monetary policy...

Trade dispute rattles markets and investors’ confidence; U.S. to grow 2.6 pct in 2018, says Wells Fargo

Expectations for near-term economic growth have been scaled back as the rhetoric surrounding the trading relationship with China have heated up, while the heightened speculation about a trade war has sent the financial...

BoJ unlikely to deliver any surprises at April policy meeting; rising UST-JGB yield differential to weigh on yen: Commerzbank

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) is not expected to deliver any surprises at its upcoming 2-day monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be concluded on April 27, but rather a keep going attitude, according to the latest research...

USD/INR likely to trade even higher towards 68.00 level, to start consolidating if 10-year UST yield stabilizes: Scotiabank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to trade even higher towards the 68 level, although the pair has been technically overbought according to the RSI index. Further, the pair is also seen to start consolidating if the...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Technology

Facebook Shrugs Off Cambridge Analytica Scandal, Business Is Booming

If anyone actually expected the Cambridge Analytical debacle and the various other privacy scandals afflicting Facebook to affect its bottom line, they have not been paying attention. The social network was never going to...

Google To Offer YouTube Remix As Music And Music Video Streaming Service

Right now, Google actually already has an existing music streaming service via Google Play Music, but its upcoming YouTube Remix is likely to kill that option. This new project is reportedly going to be the companys answer...

Beyond Two Souls And Rayman Legends Is Free Via PlayStation Plus This May

PlayStation Plus users will have a new set of free games to look forward to next month as Sony is releasing some new titles that are up for grabs all throughout May. As always, these free games are for the PlayStation 4,...

Even New EU Privacy Laws Can’t Prevent Facebook From Abusing User Data

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was supposed to be the first, real legislation that users could count on to help safeguard their data against the predatory practices of companies like Facebook and prevent...

Japan Is Building Robots To Replace Its Aging Workforce

While the rest of the world is worried that automation will make their jobs obsolete, Japan is scrambling to make sophisticated robots that can help it do exactly this as its workforce ages. This is especially the case in...
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