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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.

Australia's sudden ultra-low economic growth ought not to have come as surprise

Mar 09, 2019 06:09 am UTC| Insights & Views

Australias big little economic lie was laid bare on Wednesday. National accounts figures show that the Australian economy grew by just 0.2% in the last quarter of 2018. This disappointing result was below market...

Vital Signs. Do deficits matter any more?

Mar 01, 2019 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

It seems that whoever wins the White House in 2020, the US federal deficit will blow up. President Donald Trump has already signed into law massive tax cuts that are estimated to expand the deficit by at least US$1.5...

Now is the time to plan how to fight the next recession

Feb 26, 2019 14:43 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This is part of a major series called Advancing Australia, in which leading academics examine the key issues facing Australia in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election and beyond. Read the other pieces in the series...

If needed, this man can and will cut rates during the election campaign

Feb 08, 2019 11:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

It was a great story. Philip Lowe had taken over as Reserve Bank governor after 25 years of uninterrupted economic growth. The Australian economy was transitioning nicely away from the countrys biggest-ever mining boom....

Vital Signs: the power of not being too clear

Jan 19, 2019 09:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

Incentives, in one form or other, are central to our lives. The Soviet experiment ended in December 1991 because it turned out that when people got paid the same whether they worked hard or slacked off, most people...

Vital Signs: No, Joe, America should not be copying Australia's 'asset recycling' misdirection

Dec 15, 2018 17:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Anyone who has been to La Guardia airport in New York can attest the dire need in the United States for infrastructure spending. Its not just crumbling bridges, pot-holed roads and lousy airports that provide the...

Vital Signs: 35 extraordinary years. What the float of Australian dollar bought us

Dec 08, 2018 17:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

If a week is a long time in politics, then 35 years must be an eternity. 35 years ago, on Monday December 12, 1983, the Hawke-Keating government announced the Australian dollar would be floated. That is, the prices...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries edge tad higher ahead of short-term 2-year, 5-year auctions

The U.S. Treasuries edged tad higher during Mondays afternoon session ahead of todays short-term 2-year auction, scheduled to be held at 17:00GMT and 5-year auction, due tomorrow at the same time. The yield on the...

German bunds slump ahead of 10-year auction, April Ifo business climate index

The German bunds slumped during European trading session Tuesday ahead of the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of April and 10-year auction, both scheduled to be released on April 24 by 08:00GMT and...

USD/INR likely to consolidate in the near term, currently holds below 70 level: Commerzbank

The USD/INR currency pair is expected to consolidate over the near term, currently holding just below the 70 level, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank; the pair had risen steadily off the low 68.00...

Monetary Authority of Singapore likely to leave policy settings unchanged for rest of this year, says ANZ Research

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expected to leave policy settings unchanged for the rest of this year, with yet another month of weaker than expected inflation numbers, according to the latest report from ANZ...

Taiwan’s export orders remain weak in March; likely to see some stabilisation and recovery further out, says ANZ Research

Taiwans export orders remained weak during the month of March on an annual basis, but sequential data showed some improvement both at the headline level and in the electronics and infocomm product segments; however, some...

Politics

Melania Trump, Donald Trump Problems: ‘Forced’ Holding Hands at Easter Event Suggests Rumored Fight Not Over Yet?

Melania Trump and Donald Trump are once again being rumored having some issues as a married couple. After an alleged dinner fight at Mar-a-Lago, a body language expert reports there were red flags during their appearance...

Vladimir Putin Salary: Over 50 Percent Decline Seen in Russian President’s Pay From 2017 to 2018

Vladimir Putin, as the president of Russia, is regarded as one of the most influential leaders of the world. With that comes the scrutinizing of eyes of critics and his citizens on whatever money he has on the bank. And...

Melania Trump’s Spokeswoman Calls Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour ‘Small-Minded’ After Stating FLOTUS Will Never Be on Mag’s Cover

Melania Trump was snubbed and rejected by Vogues editor-in-chief Anna Wintour when the latter vowed that the FLOTUS will never find herself on the cover of their famed magazine again. The First Lady responded to such...

Donald Trump Reveals He Spoke With Pope Francis, Emmanuel Macron to Offer Sympathy and Help on Notre Dame Cathedral’s Restoration

Donald Trump revealed on Wednesday that he was able to speak to Pope Francis and French President Emmanuel Macron and expressed his condolences for the Notre Dame Cathedral fire. The President of the United States said...

Vladimir Putin to Meet North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un for Their First Summit in Russia; Nuclear Talks Expected

Vladimir Putin, Russias president, is preparing to welcome North Koreas leader Kim Jong Un for their first summit that will be held in Moscow. The meeting comes after the latters failed nuclear talks with Donald Trump...

Science

Cancer Cure: Latest Development in Improving Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Reported

The World Health Organization lists cancer as the second most deadly diseases worldwide. In 2018 alone, around 9.6 million people reportedly passed away due to cancer-related causes. One of the possible reasons why the...

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Researchers Eye Clinical Trials for ‘All-in-One’ Treatment That Can 'Kick and Kill' Virus

There is still a very long way to go before the world actually sees an ultimate cure for HIV. But significant developments are being reported almost every day. One of the most recent good news came from the researchers of...

Can bacteria help us prevent salt damage to concrete roads and bridges?

Bacteria, which have been working for millennia as natures stonemasons, could soon be enlisted to help neutralize the destructive effects of road salt. According to the Transportation Research Board, it takes about 10...

Cancer Cure 2019: Less Popular Treatment - Thermal Ablation - to be Improved by Israeli Company for Precise 'Burning' of Tumors

A biotech company from Israel is currently working on improving a lesser popular cancer treatment while many other scientists and researchers work on a potential cure for the disease. People might now have heard much about...

HIV/AIDS Cure: End to the Epidemic Imminent as Three Patients Become HIV-Free?

The past month has been a groundbreaking period in the hopes of ending the worldwide epidemic of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection that later develops to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Scientists...

Technology

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Ciri Going to Make an Appearance in the Upcoming Title?

Cyberpunk 2077 is being reported to be a totally different game from the one revealed in E3 2018. Quest director Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz teased this revelation in his interview with Spanish outlet Area Jugones, Digital...

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is a Beta Version Coming Out Soon?

Another update about World of Warcraft Classic has been posted on the games forum by community manager Bornakk, this time discussing the rumored beta version. To put shortly, no, a beta version isnt rolling out soon. We...

Apple Watch 5 Release Date: 3 Rumored Features That Has a Small Chance of Transitioning to Reality

The Apple Watch 5 is perhaps one of the most highly-anticipated product by the Cupertino-based company as its being reported that Apple is the current leader of the smartwatch market. According to Trusted Reviews, the...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Leaks, Features: ‘Holiday 2020’ Launch Revealed by Source With Correct PlayStation 5 Details

Rockstar Games has been mum about the release date window and gameplay details of GTA 6. But a recently leaked information might have already broken the silence claiming that the game would be launched in 2020. A...

iOS 13 Release Date, Latest News, Update: Is Mickey Mouse Part of the Upcoming Animoji Addition?

As we inch closer to the month of June, more features of the iOS 13 are leaking to the public. The latest of this is the supposed addition of four new animoji characters that are expected to provide some entertainment for...
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April 23 14:00 UTC Released

USNew Home Sales Chg MM

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4.5 %

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-2.5 %

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4.9 %

April 23 14:00 UTC Released

USUnits

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0.692 %

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0.65 %

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0.667 %

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-1541 %

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