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Fabrizio Carmignani

Fabrizio Carmignani

Professor, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

Current teaching areas
Macroeconomics, Quantitative methods

Research expertise
Economic growth and macroeconomics
The macroeconomics of natural resource abundance
Macroeconomic analysis of aid for health
Development economics
The economics of civil conflict and post-conflict countries
Panel models and systems of equations

What the Nobel Prize tells us about the state of economics

Oct 08, 2017 10:03 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

While we dont yet know who will win this years Nobel Prize for economics, taking a look at the top contenders gives great insight into where the field of economics is and where it is heading. The big takeaway is a clear...

Research shows the banks will pass the bank levy on to customers

May 19, 2017 04:26 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

Studies of European countries show that bank taxes similar to the 0.06% bank levy introduced by the government in the 2017 federal budget will be largely borne by customers, not shareholders. The levy could also make...

Highlighting 'good and bad' debt will make it harder to fund social programs

May 05, 2017 02:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In the forthcoming budget, the net operating balance will be reported alongside the underlying cash balance. This change has important policy implications because it creates a strong bias towards public spending on...

FactCheck: do 679 of Australia's biggest corporations pay 'not one cent' of tax?

Apr 11, 2017 04:36 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Law

… 679 of our biggest corporations pay not one cent of tax. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) Secretary Sally McManus, address to the National Press Club, Canberra, March 29, 2017. Speaking at the...

What are the facts on jobs and growth in Australia?

Dec 19, 2016 05:46 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

There have been a lot of jobs created this year. The economy is actually not going too badly in comparison particularly to other OECD countries, we have the highest growth rate in the G7 so we are getting some things right...

The 'no' vote in Italy's referendum triggers economic and political uncertainty

Dec 05, 2016 23:58 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Politics

Italian voters have rejected plans for constitutional reform supported by the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. This result means more political and economic uncertainty for the time being. The aim of the...

What sort of Reserve Bank governor will Philip Lowe be?

Jun 20, 2016 06:20 am UTC| Insights & Views Central Banks

Glenn Stevens ten year stewardship of the Reserve Bank of Australia has been characterised by remarkable challenges. Yet, if the Australian economy has shown considerable resilience over this troubled decade, particularly...

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Economy

FxWirePro: A Glimpse At ZAR’s RV And Delta-Hedge Trades On Looming South African Debt Crisis

Due to global recession fears and rising risk aversion yesterday brought a further sell-out for many EM currencies. The rand was amongst the biggest losers over the past days and reached new lows against USD and EUR. This...

FxWirePro: Sterling Still Edgy Amid Pandemic Saga - Driving Forces, OTC Outlook & Hedging Strategies of GBP/USD

GBPs performance ranks mid-table over the past month (+0.5% vs USD, -2.5% vs EUR) as the global impact of the coronavirus has come to dominate GBPs local difficulties with Brexit. But even though Brexit is now being...

FxWirePro: Take Prudent Look At Short Euro Trades Amid Pandemic Outlook

Pandemic COVID-19 impact has broadened, eliciting abrupt financial market moves. We all know that the strength of a relationship can be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and...

FxWirePro: Driving Forces, OTC Outlook And Hedging Strategies Of EUR/JPY

Universal fact is that the strength of a relationship would be severely tested during times of crisis. This is currently very obvious in the EU, and the euro is not taking it well. There is no agreement about how to...

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

Politics

Is Joe Biden overshadowed by Donald Trump in air time during coronavirus crisis?

Despite the coronavirus forcing electoral proceedings to go down other routes, and a shift in priorities as the pandemic grows worse in the United States, it appears that the odds are against Joe Bidens favor. The former...

Donald Trump's campaign team asks Jeff Sessions to stop using his name in his Senate campaign

Former attorney general Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump are not exactly on the best of terms, but Sessions appears to be determined to win a seat at the US Senate. This led the Trump campaign to send the Senate...

Melania Trump sends well-wishes to Canada's First Lady after recovering from coronavirus

Although the number of coronavirus cases in the affected countries has skyrocketed, there is also an increasing number of people who recover from it. Recently, First Lady Melania Trump checked in on Canadas First Lady,...

Melania Trump calls for people to honor the military and their families this month

Melania Trump reminded the public about the Military Child Month and told everyone not to forget about them especially in this time of crisis. The FLOTUS is a known supporter of the army and their families, and through the...

Science

Asteroids alert: NASA releases image of asteroids Lina and Klotho in the asteroid belt

While there are asteroids that are relatively smaller, there are asteroids that are a lot larger, and then there are asteroids that are large enough to destroy an entire continent. NASA recently shared a photo of two major...

NASA: Hubble telescope detects proof of the "missing link" of black holes

Black holes have been a mystery to scientists for a long time, and it has taken just as long to further understand these celestial objects. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope managed to detect what may be the missing...

Scientists notice the increasing size of comet ATLAS as it approaches the Solar System

Not much is known about the incoming comet known as ATLAS, but scientists have recently kept tabs on this cosmic object as it gets closer to the sun. One observation was that the atmosphere of the comet has been growing...

Another solar storm expected to hit Earth over the weekend

The end of March saw the Earth getting affected by a solar storm. A new report reveals that the planet will experience yet another solar storm that would take place over the weekend. Express reports that the suns...

Technology

iOS 14 to arrive with major iCloud Keychain upgrades

Apple might soon convince iOS 14 users there is no need to install third-party password managers. The upcoming mobile operating system is now expected to deploy significant improvements to the iCloud Keychain. iOS 14 to...

Pixelbook 2 spotted on Geekbench with an AMD Ryzen processor?

Chromebooks enthusiasts have been waiting for a while for Google to unveil the direct follow-up to its tablet-laptop hybrid that the rumor mill has been calling the Pixelbook 2. If a recent benchmark test result is to be...

Over-ear AirPods could be announced at the WWDC 2020 in June

Apples annual Worldwide Developers Conference is primarily held to announce all the upcoming operating system updates and other software products the company has in store. It is not uncommon for the company to use this...

PlayStation 5: the specs are great but there's a flaw and here it is

PlayStation 5 is making gamers excited for its launch as Sony continues to release details about its upcoming gaming console. In recent months, the specifications and hardware details were already revealed and since they...
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