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John Quiggin

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.

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...

Please, no more projections. What we need are predictions, and they're harder

Nov 19, 2019 02:32 am UTC| Insights & Views Science

It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. (attributed to Danish physicist Niels Bohr) The difficulty of making predictions has long been known, but the rise of the internet means that it is...

Adani beware: coal is on the road to becoming completely uninsurable

Aug 15, 2019 17:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The announcement by Suncorp that it will no longer insure new thermal coal projects, along with a similar announcement by QBE Insurance a few months earlier, brings Australia into line with Europe where most major insurers...

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Economy

Coronavirus impact likely to affect Japan’s export recovery, says Oxford Economics

After exports to China had picked up in previous months, the renewed contraction in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak underscores risks to growth and dents hope for a near-term export recovery, according to the latest...

BI likely to lower benchmark rate to 4.75 pct amid benign CPI inflation, slower growth: Scotiabank

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Australian bonds remain flat as investors await January employment report

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UK gilts jump despite encouraging labour market, jobless rate stays at 45-year low

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Politics

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Michelle Obama and Barack Obama remain the popular power couple that they are even after leaving the White House. In a recent public appearance, the former first lady of the United States also shared how going back to...

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Science

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Technology

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Boruto chapter 43 will finally arrive in a couple of days. However, various spoilers have already made their way. The most surprising part is that while Saradas Chidori attack is effective against Boros core, the Kara...
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