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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

JGBs trade mixed after slight rise in September national core CPI

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on the last trading day of the week Friday as investors have largely shrugged-off the slight increase in the countrys national core consumer price inflation (CPI), released...

Australian bond yields slump tracking after-effects of lower-than-expected September employment change

Australian government bond yields slumped during Asian session Friday tracking the after-effects of the countrys lower-than-expected employment change for the month of September. However, a surprise fall in the...

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin prices caught in tight trading range, gains following Tether sell-off start to fade – Thursday, October 18th, 2018

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices traded tad lower across the board during late European session Thursday, caught in a tight-knit range for the past three days after showing a massive jump on Monday. Gains made during sell-off in...

U.S. Treasuries suffer on hawkish Fed September policy meeting minutes; FOMC members’ speeches in focus

The U.S. Treasuries lost ground during late afternoon session Thursday after the Federal Reserves September monetary policy meeting minutes remained hawkish ahead of the Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index for the month...

UK gilts fall despite lower-than-expected September retail sales data; BoE Governor Carney’s speech in focus

The United Kingdoms gilts fell during Thursdays afternoon session despite a lower-than-expected reading of the countrys retail sales data for the month of September. Market participants will now be looking forward to Bank...

Politics

Coalition trails 47-53% in Newspoll, as Ipsos finds 74% oppose law discriminating against gay students and teachers

Two new polls have Labor maintaining a commanding lead as the parliament goes into a fortnight that will see a flurry of new government legislation, including to outlaw discrimination against gay students. Newspoll...

Challenge populism: re-inventing the world together

Democracies in the world are being rocked by a new wave of populism. Many scholars correctly analyse the flaws in populist discourse and practices. Populist politicians stoke fears and hate, exacerbate divisions and...

Four fundamental principles for upholding freedom of speech on campus

It goes without saying or at least it ought to that freedom of speech should be a core value of universities. As a scholar of freedom of speech and a university academic, it has been gratifying to see so many Vice...

Poll wrap: Labor slips in Newspoll, but gains in Ipsos, in Wentworth and in Victoria

This weeks Newspoll, conducted October 11-14 from a sample of 1,707, gave Labor a 53-47 lead, a one-point gain for the Coalition since three weeks ago. Primary votes were 38% Labor (down one), 37% Coalition (up one), 11%...

Boyer Lectures: the new eugenics is the same as the old, just in fancier clothes

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

Science

Boyer Lectures: gene therapy is still in its infancy but the future looks promising

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the ABCs Boyer Lectures. Delivered by Professor John Rasko, the 2018 Life Engineered lectures explore ethical and other issues around gene therapy and related technologies, and their...

NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural...

How we can turn the tide for women in science

For the first time in 55 years, a woman has won the Nobel Prize in physics Prof. Donna Strickland. This win has publicly highlighted that women are still under-represented in science, particularly in physics. As a...

How astrophysics could transform the treatment of cystic fibrosis and other rare diseases

Its a cruel disease which dramatically shortens life expectancy. One in 25 Europeans carry the cystic fibrosis gene and, in the UK, about 10,400 people currently have the condition. But people are living longer and longer...

Why more women don't win science Nobels

One of the 2018 Nobel Prizes in physics went to Donna Strickland, a major accomplishment for any scientist. Yet much of the news coverage has focused on the fact that shes only the third female physicist to receive the...

Technology

'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' Features, Latest News: Winter Update to Add New Raid Mode

Looks like the second game in the Dragon Ball Xenoverse series is getting a new mode in the near future. According to a report from Gematsu, the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump has revealed that Bandai Namco is...

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Release Date, Specs, Features: Is the Camera of the Device Better Than That of Its Predecessor?

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been officially unveiled and the event confirmed the speculated specs of the devices, to the disappointment of some of their followers. Aside from not having a headphone jack, there...

‘Soulcalibur VI’ News, Release Date: Bowsette and Geralt Appear, Fans Create Real-Life Soul Edge

Soulcalibur VI, like its predecessors, features guest characters who bring a certain level of freshness to this arcade combat simulator. In the case of the latest installment of the franchise, fans are given the chance to...

‘Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales’ News, Update: Telltale Story, ‘Gwent,’ and Tabletop Rolled into One

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is the latest title to come out of the brilliant minds of CD Projekt Red, the creators of The Witcher video game series; not to be confused with The Witcher book series, which was created...

Bitcoin News, Update: Analyst Predicts Major Breakout, Crypto Job Market Surging

Bitcoin has undoubtedly been struggling to get its head above water lately, largely due to the huge fall in interest among investors in cryptocurrency. However, things might just turn around for the fledgling digital coin...
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