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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.

If we fall into a recession (and we might) we'll have ourselves to blame

Jun 07, 2019 15:52 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The facts are not in dispute. Annual GDP growth has fallen to 1.8%. On a per-capita basis we have had three consecutive quarters of negative growth. The last time that happened was during the drought and recession of...

Vital Signs: policies come and policies go, but surely we shouldn't be subsidising inheritances

May 03, 2019 17:11 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Theres an election on. Half a million of us have already voted. Theres just two weeks to go. With that comes more intense scrutiny of different policies (which is good) and disingenuous claims by those with vested...

Zero inflation means the Reserve Bank should cut rates as soon as it can, on Tuesday week

Apr 27, 2019 06:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

What do US pizza executive Herman Cain, US conservative commentator Stephen Moore, US Chief Justice Earl Warren, and Australias Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe have in common? More than you might think. The...

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....

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Economy

U.S. Treasury yields plunge after Fed adopts strong dovish stance; eyes on initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasury yields plunged during Thursdays afternoon session, after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged at its monetary policy meeting held late yesterday, while striking a dovish tone, indicating...

German bunds jump ahead of euro area’s June preliminary consumer confidence indicator

The German bunds jumped during European trading session Thursday ahead of the euro areas preliminary consumer confidence index for the month of June, scheduled to be released today by 14:00GMT. The German 10-year bond...

NZ Q1 GDP expands in line with market expectations; growth likely to accelerate over next year, says Westpac Research

The New Zealand economy expanded by 0.6 percent in the March quarter, which was in line with market forecasts. There were some small upward revisions to the previous two quarters, which lifted the annual growth rate to a...

Australian 10-year yield hits all-time low after Fed strongly hints at further rate cuts in 2019

Australian 10-year government bond yield hit an all-time low during Asian session Thursday, tracking a breach of key psychological level in the United States counterpart, which fell below the 2 percent level for the first...

U.S. Treasuries plunge ahead of FOMC’s monetary policy decision, 5-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries plunged during Wednesdays afternoon session, ahead of the Federal Reserves monetary policy meeting today at 18:00GMT. Also, investors shall be looking forward to the countrys 5-year TIPS auction,...

Politics

Melania Trump Fashion: How Her Love of Sunglasses, Hats Could be Linked to Her Be Best Campaign

As the first lady of the United States, Melania Trump launched the Be Best campaign with anti-bullying advocacies as one of its focal points. And a recent analysis of her fashion choices suggests that they might be a link...

Donald Trump Thinks Someone's Weak If They Cough or Sneeze in His Presence, Former Staff Claims

United States President Donald Trump has once said it himself that he is a germophobe. But recent reports are giving people a clearer view of how serious he is about making his surroundings free of germs. It is allegedly...

Vladimir Putin: Meeting With Donald Trump Likely This Month at G-20 Assembly in Japan

Russian President Vladimir Putin could be meeting with Donald Trump later this month. The two state leaders will be attending the G-20 summit in Japan set on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan. Reuters reports that the...

Cancer Cure Becomes One of Joe Biden's Promises for 2020 Presidential Run

Joe Bidens highly reported campaign rally in Iowa was not only filled with digs on Donald Trumps administration. He certainly took that chance to lay out some promises should he win the 2020 United States Presidential...

Melania Trump Fashion: Over $56,000 Estimated Cost of FLOTUS Day 1 Wardrobe in London

It was not a surprise that United States First Lady Melania Trump made headlines for her wardrobe during their three-day official visit in the United Kingdom last June 3-5. Being a former model, she is expected to be one...

Science

HIV/AIDS Cure 2019: Colombia Decriminalizes HIV Transmission But 75 Countries Can Still Imprison People for It

Patients living with HIV are not only struggling with the medical complications that it brings while a cure has not been found yet. They also have to deal with the stigma that comes with being diagnosed as HIV-positive....

Cancer Cure 2019: Better Treatments Eyed for Breast and Pancreatic Cancers as Research Groups Make Breakthrough

Scientists around the world have various ways to tackle the search for finding a cure for cancer. While that remains one of the biggest challenges in medical science, researchers are also making huge efforts to develop...

Marijuana News: Cannabis Use Could be Traced Back to 2,500 Years in Western China, Researchers Find

The legalization of marijuana use, whether medical and/or recreational, remains one of the highly debated topics all over the world. Interestingly, researchers found that people from 2,500 years ago have started consuming...

HIV/AIDS Cure: Known Leukemia Drug Is Potentially an Effective Treatment With No Rebound

HIV, which can later develop into AIDS, and cancer are some of the most menacing diseases globally mostly because a complete cure has not been developed yet. However, a group of scientists recently announced their findings...

The gene therapy revolution is here. Medicine is scrambling to keep pace

This article is an edited extract from Elizabeth Finkels address Gene therapy: cure but at what cost? to the National Press Club June 5 2019. Were publishing it as part of our occasional series Zoom Out, where authors...

Technology

iOS 13 Beta 2 Release Date, New Features: Is It Available for Non-Developers?

Apple has just released the second beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS on Monday. Aside from the new features and bug fixes it comes with, many are likely wondering if it is available for those who are not app...

OnePlus 8 Release Date, Speculations: 3 Things that the Next Entry Should Focus Upon

Discussions surrounding the OnePlus 8 has already begun despite the seventh iteration only reaching one month old. This isnt surprising as there are still a few rooms for improvement that the flagship killer might work...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ Release Date, Latest News, Update: Keanu Reeves’ Role Not Just a Cameo, Quest Director Reveals

Cyberpunk 2077 is now enjoying a new level of hype following that massive E3 reveal. And as promised by the developers, more information is being offered by CD Projekt Red regarding the much-anticipated...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date: Can the Game Come Out in 20201? How Realistic is This Prediction?

If theres one thing thats certain, its that the GTA 6 will be a next-gen title. With Sony and Microsoft entering the next phase of their console war in 2020, its understandable that analysts are touting that the sixth...

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Latest News, Update: ‘Dragon Quest’ Hero Joins Ensemble; Abilities Pay Homage to Turn-Based Roots

The next character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been announced, and its none other than the protagonist of the Dragon Quest series. Known only as The Hero, this new character is set to reshape the current meta...
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