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John Quiggin

John Quiggin

John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and a Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

He was awarded the Australian Social Science Academy Medal in 1993 and a Fellowship in 1996, received the 1997 and 2000 Sam Richardson of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia, received the 2001 Editors Prize of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002, and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2011 received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia.

A prolific author and blogger, Professor Quiggin's most recent book, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us, was published in October 2010 from Princeton University Press.

Public investment in electricity generation - a hot button issue in Queensland?

Nov 22, 2017 05:00 am UTC| Insights & Views

One of the most striking features of the Queensland election campaign is that all major parties are advocating public investment in electricity generation. The real choice to be made is whether this investment will...

Future of Coal Series

The government's energy policy hinges on some tricky wordplay about coal's role

Oct 18, 2017 09:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

The most important thing to understand about the federal governments new National Energy Guarantee is that it is designed not to produce a sustainable and reliable electricity supply system for the future, but to meet...

The case for renationalising Australia's electricity grid

Mar 06, 2017 13:47 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

The public debate over the problems of electricity supply displays a curious disconnect. On the one hand, there is virtually universal agreement that the system is in crisis. After 25 years, the promised outcomes of reform...

Fuel efficiency standards could help curb Australia's persistently growing emissions

Dec 23, 2016 00:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This week, the Australian government announced plans that will ultimately require cars sold in Australia to match international fuel efficiency standards. The resulting savings over the life of a typical vehicle would...

People have lost faith in privatisation and it's easy to see why

Aug 10, 2016 05:08 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

From the viewpoint of ordinary Australians, privatisation is a policy that has consistently failed but is remorselessly pushed by the political elite. It is little surprise that voters are turning to populism in...

Peabody's bankruptcy claim is a symbol of coal's end

Apr 14, 2016 06:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

The announcement that Peabody Energy, the worlds largest non-government coal company, is to file for bankruptcy in the United States is one of more symbolic than substantive significance. In the US context, bankruptcy is a...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries flat in muted trading ahead of 5-year auction

The U.S. Treasuries remained flat Tuesday in a muted trading session amid lack of economically significant data. Investors will focus today on the housing market. New home sales data for March alongside the FHFA and...

German bunds jump after Ifo business climate index misses expectations in April; eyes on ECB’s monetary policy decision

The German bunds jumped during European session Tuesday after the countrys Ifo business climate index for the month of April missed market expectations, boosting asset prices. Investors will now be eyeing the European...

Chinese yuan likely to outperform a basket of currencies amid intensifying risk aversion, US-China trade disputes: Scotiabank

The Chinese yuan is expected to outperform a basket of currencies amid intensifying risk aversion and ongoing US-China trade disputes, as indicated by steadily increasing CFETS RMB index, according to the latest research...

Australian dollar recovers from 4-month low post weak Q1 CPI; RBA’s Cash Rate seen on hold at least until May 2019

The Australian dollar has recovered against its U.S. counterpart during early European session Tuesday after having suffered a 4-month low, on the back of a weaker-than-expected consumer price inflation data (CPI) for the...

New Zealand long-term bond yields slump at close after U.S. Treasuries recover slightly; March trade balance data in focus

New Zealands long-term bond yields slumped at the time of closing Tuesday after the United States Treasuries started to recover post a day of recognition as yields braced to touch the 3.00 psychological mark for the first...

Politics

Rise of cryptocurrencies could curb American power

There has been a lot of talk in foreign policy circles of the coming post-American world in which the international system will transition from a unipolar to a multipolar system. But, as we currently stand, the US remains...

South Africa's future hinges on Ramaphosa's strategic skills

South Africas 2018 State of the Nation address by the president of South Africa has been postponed. This unprecedented step makes it clear that the country is seeing the final days of Jacob Zuma as president although it...

Is full transparency good for democracy?

With the approval of President Donald Trump, the House of Representatives released the so-called Nunes memo on Feb. 2. In it, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes describes alleged abuses of surveillance...

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty

Power to the people, the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the...

How neoliberalism is damaging your mental health

There is a widespread perception that mental ill health is on the rise in the West, in tandem with a prolonged decline in collective well-being. The idea that there are social and economic causes behind this perceived...

Science

Eyebrows Were Crucial For Human Survival, Study Says

The human eyebrows are often two of the most underrated and yet essential physical aspects of a persons appearance that influences interactions. For example, a unibrow can often result in mockery and the same goes for...

Undetected Asteroid Nearly Missed The Earth, Shows Glaring Holes In Detection Capabilities

Its a general rule to trust governments and space agencies to be able to do things like detect oncoming asteroids that might impact the earth at some point. However, a recent incident proves that there are still holes in...

Elon Musk Proves How Crazy He Is With Party Balloon And Bouncy House Idea

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is considered something of a mad scientist by a lot of people, but not all for the wrong reasons. He has taken huge risks and leaps of faith that would have caused many to age prematurely with dread but...

USDA Is Cool With Scientists Genetically Editing Food

In case anyone was wondering what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) was doing with all of the genetic engineering thats going on in the world of food, the answer is absolutely nothing. The agency recently...

Reputed Journal Retracts Flawed CRISPR Paper A Little Too Late

Science is a process that is often riddled with issues that affect the results of the work being done. This is why multiple experiments need to be conducted first before making conclusions and why papers need to be...

Technology

Demon’s Souls PC Emulator Gets 4K And 30FPS Upgrade

Many gamers might not know this, but the very first Dark Souls game wasnt technically Dark Souls, but Demons Souls. Also made by From Software, the game that started the Git Gud trend has been made available on the PC via...

Asteroid Mining Speculated To Produce World’s First Trillionaire, Publicly Speaking

For decades, whispers of secretive families or even private individuals actually having trillions of dollars have been going around conspiracy theory circles. In terms of public information, however, immensely wealthy...

U.S. Army Uses Virtual Reality To Train For North Korea Combat Scenarios

When it comes to being tactically effective in battle, knowing the terrain is a huge advantage that soldiers regularly try to employ. If the fight should take place in North Korea, this is where U.S. soldiers can lag...

Europe Is Dumping Its Electronic Waste In Africa, Study Says

Along with regular garbage, electronic garbage is fast becoming one of the worlds biggest problems, a lot of which is apparently due to the fact that people are just throwing away electronics willy-nilly. With this being...

Detroit Become Human Poses Moral Dilemmas To Android Who Need To Make Difficult Decisions

Being an android in Detroit: Become Human is set to come with a lot of difficult choices, many of which will involve complex moral issues. Players will basically be placed in a position where, as those that can essentially...
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