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Ross Guest

Ross Guest is a Professor of Economics, and Dean (Learning and Teaching), in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University. He is an Adjunct Professor with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and a National Senior Teaching Fellow with the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Before joining Griffith University in 1998 he spent 8 years at Monash University in Melbourne where he was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1997. He has a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Higher Education from Griffith University.
His current research programme is concerned mainly with the economics of population ageing in Australia and other regions of the world. He has published articles on this and related topics in, for example, the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Macroeconomics, The Economic Record, The Review of Development Economics, The Journal of Policy Modelling, Oxford Economic Papers, The Singapore Economic Review, The Journal of Asian Economics, and Economic Modelling. He has received 4 ‘Discovery Grants’ from the Australian Research Council, as 1st Chief Investigator, to support this work. He was an invited participant at the Prime Minister’s 2020 Summit in 2008 on the basis of his work on population economics.
His teaching in recent years has been primarily in public economics at Griffith University and for ANZSOG in their Executive Master of Public Administration where he is a Subject Leader for Australia and New Zealand. He is Editor-In-Chief of the International Review of Economics Education, and co-author with Stiglitz et al. of Principles of Economics, First Australian Edition.

Budget explainer: if you want to know about the economy, look past the budget forecasts

Apr 20, 2017 03:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

When the federal government releases its annual budget it provides an economic outlook that includes forecasts and key indicators of the state of the economy. But we should be critical of some of these numbers. Many either...

What's behind the numbers? MYEFO in seven charts

Dec 21, 2016 05:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

With all the data in the governments Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) for 2016-17 were breaking it down for you in seven charts. The A$0.6 billion drop in the 2016-17 deficit in MYEFO compared with the...

It's not just a drop in GDP that should worry us

Dec 12, 2016 11:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It seems like we havent had much good economic news lately. This was neatly summarised in the drop in national output (GDP) of 0.5% due to weak investment, both private and public. Private investment is unexpectedly...

It's good the government will report GDP per capita, but it shouldn't stop there

Dec 01, 2016 02:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The governments horse trading over legislation with the senate will have a profound effect on the way the government reports economic data. Part of the governments agreement with Senator Leyonhjelm to support the...

Why some economists think the RBA should drop its inflation target

Aug 23, 2016 06:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

In the revolving door of economic ideas, the old can be suddenly new again. Independent Senator Nick Xenophon resurrected one such idea this week. He said the Reserve Bank of Australia should replace its inflation target...

What is the temporary deficit levy and why was it introduced?

Jun 03, 2016 07:48 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The temporary deficit levy might be here to stay if Labor is elected. The tax, which targets the wealthy, was actually introduced by the Coalition in 2014 as a means of reducing the budget deficit. The levy is a 2%...

Fanciful promises of reducing debt won't protect our AAA credit rating

May 03, 2016 23:17 pm UTC| Insights & Views

We have watched this movie before. The 2016-17 Budget is yet another budget projecting a gradual decline in government debt as a share of national output (Gross Domestic Product) over the next decade, from 18.9% of GDP...

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Economy

UK gilts slump after reading higher Q1 GDP

The UK gilts slumped Friday after witnessing a rise in the countrys first-quarter gross domestic product (GDP), released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, which moves inversely to its price, jumped 3...

German bunds plunge post Eurozone’s higher-than-expected April consumer price inflation

The German bunds plunged Friday after reading the Eurozones higher-than-expected consumer price inflation for the month of April, which added to the disappointment in safe-haven assets. The yield on the benchmark...

CZK likely to remain volatile in coming weeks and months, says KBC Research

The EUR/CZK has moved back about the former (FX) intervention level set by the CNB at the 27.00. After CNBs exit from the intervention regime (April 6) the koruna has only twice briefly touched this level, but it had never...

Australia business outlook remains optimistic; profit, pricing expectations lift

The Australian economy is into its eighth year of economic expansion and while business confidence is well off its peak, survey indicators are still pointing to solid growth. Firms are optimistic about their own...

New Zealand bonds close higher on short-covering; investors await March trade balance

The New Zealand bonds closed lower Friday as investors covered previous short positions. Also, the countrys trade surplus for the month of March limited the rise in bonds. At the time of closing, the yield on the...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

How will the federal government protect nuclear safety in an anti-regulatory climate?

The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have undertaken a wide-ranging effort to shrink the federal governments regulatory footprint. Much attention has focused on high-profile targets, such as the...

Will Trump's global family planning cuts cause side effects?

President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his administration cut off U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, which provides and funds reproductive...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Mission Impossible Voice Duplicator Finally Exists, Machine Can Copy Anyone’s Voice

One of the most prominent sci-fi technologies on the movie franchise Mission Impossible is the voice duplicator and synthesizer that allowed Tom Cruises character Ethan Hunt to speak with another persons voice for one...

How Blockchain Could Rewrite The Internet And Humanity Itself

Since it was born from the mind of Satoshi Nakamoto, Blockchain has grown to become a significant force in the financial and information industries, effectively reorganizing some of the concepts that were thought to be set...

Call Of Duty: WWII Will Focus On More Mature Themes, Holocaust And Civilian Casualties

While Call of Duty games do deal with serious topics like war, death, and loss, most of the games present these subjects with a more distanced approach. COD: WWII is expected to be a different title out of others in the...

Apple’s Money Transfer Ambitions Reinitiated According To Reports

Once again, Apple could be thinking about launching its own money transfer system after several attempts in the past ended up going nowhere. This has been something of an itch for the iPhone maker, which it just cant seem...

Acer Unveils New Gaming Laptops, Shows It’s Serious About Going Big

In order to prove that its ready to enter the arena of PC gamings big boys, Acer recently held an event for the sole purpose of unveiling its own take on gaming laptops. To say that its flagship unit is unusual would be an...
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340.61 bln MXN

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340.61 bln MXN

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51.8 bln $

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57.5 %

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21.0 %

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27.7 %

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6.27 bln $

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52.8 %

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