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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

US imposes 25% duties on French goods in digital tax row

The US imposed 25 percent more duties on $1.3 billion value of French imports in response to Frances digital services tax. However, it is holding off from collecting the additional duties to allow further time to...

Chinese banks brace being cut off US dollar supply

Chinese banks are preparing contingency plans if US legislation causes them to be cut off from US dollars or lose access to US dollar settlements as a penalty for serving officials implementing the new national security...

Owners of multiple homes in S. Korea to be assessed with steeper taxes

South Korea will raise property ownership tax rates on people who own three or more homes from a range of 0.6 to 3.2 percent to a scope of 1.2 to 6 percent to curb housing prices. Companies with multiple homes will be...

Chinese banks asked to prepare for sharp increase in bad loans

Chinas financial regulator warned its banks to brace for a big jump in bad loans due to the pandemics effects, resulting in sharply slowing profit growth or profits decline. According to Chinas Banking and Insurance...

Singapore's Sembcorp Marine, GE bag deal for giant UK wind farm

Singapores Sembcorp Marine and its consortium partner GE Renewable Energys Grid Solutions have been tapped by German utility company RWE to supply the electrical transmission system for the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The...

Politics

Donald Trump: POTUS' former lawyer Michael Cohen brought back to jail

There have been a handful of aides of Donald Trump that was sent to jail, including his former lawyer Michael Cohen. In the midst of the pandemic, Cohen was ordered to be brought back to jail to continue serving his...

Donald Trump: Supreme Court rules POTUS's taxes to be released to Grand Jury

For a long time, Donald Trump has tried to evade the efforts to show his tax returns and his other financial records. Now it appears impossible for Trump to evade any longer as the Supreme Court ruled that it be released...

Melania Trump: FLOTUS visits the Mary Elizabeth House

First lady, Melania Trumps Be Best initiative, puts the overall well-being of children front and center. Recently, Mrs. Trump visited the Mary Elizabeth House to personally deliver some care packages to the staff and...

Melania Trump: New tell-all book reportedly 'thrashes the First Lady and here's its release date

Melania Trump will surely hug the headlines again once the new tell-all book about her is published. This can be controversial and filled with explosive claims since the author is the First Ladys former confidante who was...

Science

Paleontologists discover pocket-sized ancestor of the dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are more commonly believed to be large living beings, from being similar in size to a child to as massive as a house or even a small building. However, paleontologists recently discovered fossilized remains of...

Dilophosaurus shown in 'Jurassic Park' is more bird-like than lizard, says scientists

The Dilophosaurus was made famous through the Jurassic Park movie and is shown as having a similar appearance to a lizard. However, a new study finds that the actual Dilophosaurus did not resemble a lizard, but looked more...

NASA: Hubble Space Telescope detects a galaxy moving away from Earth

When it comes to galaxies, many often hear about these celestial objects merging with one another. However, the opposite is not heard about as much. Recently, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to witness just that, with...

New study suggests Cerne Abbas Giant actually dates back to the Medieval period

The Cerne Abbas Giant has been met with some debate regarding its history among archaeologists. Now, a new study suggests that the historic figure may not be as ancient as many may believe it to be. Researchers,...

Technology

‘PUBG Mobile’ Royale Pass Season 14 opens a week after update 0.19.0 is released

The highly anticipated patch 0.19.0 for PUBG Mobile has finally arrived, but not all features launching in this update were released on the first day. Some features, including a special training grounds in Livik, are...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’: Blizzard confirms release window in fall

Video game companies, for much of the first half of 2020, learned to adjust to new workplace setups due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even then, Blizzard Entertainment assures fans that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is...

Poco M2 Pro: $200 smartphone with a quad camera and 33W fast charger

After months of leaks and speculations, the Poco M2 Pro has finally been announced by Poco India. Most of the expected specs and features have now been confirmed for the device, and so is the one caveat that some tech fans...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: The role of Judy Alvarez and Evelyn Parker in V’s upcoming missions

Night City Wire has done its job of keeping the hype up for Cyberpunk 2077, but a welcome bonus was the unveiling of two non-playable characters named Evelyn Parker and Judy Alvarez. Online discussions prove their brief...
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