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Richard Holden

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.

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...

Fresh thinking: the carbon tax that would leave households better off

Nov 26, 2018 17:08 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for Australians that offers a practical solution to the twin problems of climate change and energy...

The best way to boost the economy is the best way to improve the lives of disadvantaged students

Oct 29, 2018 19:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

What if we had an opportunity to double the size of the tourism industry, or to quadruple the size of the beef industry, or to boost the economy by more than any of the presently proposed tax switches? What if we could...

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Economy

UK gilts mixed following better-than-expected rise in January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained mixed during European trading hours Friday following a better-than-expected set of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds tad down following upbeat January manufacturing PMI

The German bunds remained tad down during European trading session Friday following an upbeat manufacturing PMI for the month of January, released early today. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its...

Australian dollar likely to weaken a little further in short term, says Commerzbank

The Australian dollar is expected to weaken a little further in the short term, particularly owing to the destruction caused by the recent bushfires, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The...

RBA unlikely to feel urgency to cut again as soon as next month, says St George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is not expected to feel an urgency to cut interest rates again as soon as next month, but rather, stand pat and assess incoming data, according to the latest research report from St....

NZ’s CPI lifts in Q4, exceeds both market as well as RBNZ’s expectations

New Zealands consumer price inflation (CPI) lifted 0.5 percent q/q in Q4 in line with ANZ forecasts, but stronger than the market (0.4 percent) and the Reserve Bank of New Zealands (RBNZ) November MPS forecast (0.2...

Politics

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS' non-attendance at Davos reportedly a 'subliminal message' to Donald Trump

If there is one thing to know about First Lady Melania Trump, it is that she tends to make subliminal messages. Her absence at the Davos Forum may reportedly be a subliminal message to her husband. Recently, Donald...

Donald Trump fury: POTUS rants about impeachment being weaponized for 2020 election

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial at the Senate while running a reelection campaign in this years presidential elections. Even though he does not need to be present at the...

Melania Trump humiliation: Stephen Colbert mocks FLOTUS' MLK Day tweet in opening monologue

United States First Lady Melania Trump is not exactly known for sharing lengthy captions on her social media accounts. Her recent tweet regarding Martin Luther King Jr. Day, however, caught the attention of Late Show host...

Melania Trump and Donald Trump ignore their wedding anniversary for these reasons

Melania Trump and Donald Trump should have celebrated their 15th year wedding anniversary on Jan. 22 but it appears that both of them did not even mention the occasion. The public wonder why the First Couple did not mark...

Science

Antarctica: Scientists discover fossil of 40 million-year-old animal

Just when we think all the fossils of long ago were all found, we end up getting surprised at sudden discoveries in recent years. A new report emerges as scientists in Antarctica discover fossils belonging to an animal 40...

Taal volcano predicted to have explosive eruption

The Philippines was suddenly placed on high alert when the Taal volcano erupted. However, it appears that it is only just beginning as a new report reveals that the volcano may be gearing up for an explosive eruption...

Asteroids: Footage of Chelyabinsk meteor collision reveals the actual devastation caused

In 2013, a meteor made an unannounced visit and crash-landed in the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. Now, footage capturing the incident shows just how bad the impact of the meteor was. The Chelyabinsk meteor incident is...

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Technology

New iPhone 9 leaked renders insist the device will feature Touch ID, not Face ID

Tech fans likely know by now that Apple is anticipated to have a much earlier smartphone unveiling event this year. But it is not for the iPhone 12 series the company has been rumored to release another mid-range...

Tesla cars could soon have ‘The Witcher’ game in Tesla Arcade

The software operating system installed in every Tesla car is one of the features that sets the companys products apart from other long-time major players in the automobile industry. It is also what makes popular video...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ pre-purchase are now live starting at $39.99

Last years BlizzCon was made extra special with the announcement of World of Warcraft: Shadowlands the games next expansion title. It has been the tradition in the video game industry to acquire perks when buying upcoming...

GoPro HERO9 Black could arrive with double video frame rates, but no 8K support yet

The tech rumor mill has nothing much to offer yet about the successor of GoPro HERO8 Black since it was just released last October but that has never stopped tech fans from speculating. The action camera company is...
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