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Richard Holden

Richard Holden

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.

The RBA wants to cut unemployment, and nothing — not even soaring home prices — will stand in its way

May 09, 2021 09:21 am UTC| Economy Central Banks

Ahead of the definitive official read of the economy from the treasury in the budget on Tuesday, the Reserve Bank has given us two special insights into its own thinking in the space of 14 hours. They suggest that...

US under Trump Series

How to time a bombshell like Trump's tax returns

Oct 05, 2020 13:24 pm UTC| Politics Economy

Its unlikely The New York Times publication of Donald Trumps tax records just before the first presidential candidates debate was a coincidence. This looks like a classic example of what political scientists and...

Vital Signs: talk of a US wealth tax is about symbolism as much as it is about economics

Oct 26, 2019 08:15 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Politics

The race for the Democratic Partys presidential nomination is hotting up, and so is academic debate about one of the leading contenders signature proposal a wealth tax. The US Democratic primary is becoming a race of...

Is the economy getting stronger? The RBA says 'time will tell'

Aug 13, 2018 14:07 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy Central Banks

Vital Signs is a regular economic wrap from UNSW economics professor Richard Holden (@profholden). Vital Signs aims to contextualise weekly economic events and cut through the noise of the data affecting global...

How inflation in China and the US could affect Australia

May 11, 2018 07:04 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This week: How the economies of China and the United States will affect what happens in our own. Business conditions in Australia have been strong enough to see a surge in company tax revenue that led Treasurer...

Vital Signs Series

Interest only loans are an economic debacle that could bust the property market

Apr 27, 2018 07:40 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy Real Estate

This week: This risks of interest only loans that the RBA is ignoring and more revenue for the government ahead of the budget. Australian taxpayers wont face a rise in taxes now that Treasurer Scott Morrison...

Vital Signs Series

The calm before the storm in US-China trade

Apr 20, 2018 05:38 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

This week: the US administration continues its anti-trade rhetoric, China grows a little faster than expected, Australian employment figures underwhelm, and the RBA seems unperturbed by household borrowing...

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Economy

AmRest sells KFC stores in Russia for $104M

ArmRest, the franchisee of the KFC fried chicken restaurant brand, is selling the stores in Russia for $104.48 million or 100 million. It was reported that the Spanish casual dining, fast-food restaurant and coffee shop...

Coca-Cola partners with Amazon Prime, Imagine Entertainment to launch Christmas movie production

Coca-Cola announces its storytelling initiative with its Christmas Always Finds Its Way short films trilogy. For this project, the beverage company has teamed up with Amazon Prime Video and Imagine...

NFT: Starbucks launches its ‘Odyssey’ Web3 loyalty program, NFT Community

Starbucks revealed on Thursday, Dec. 8, that it has activated the Beta version of its Web3 Odyssey loyalty program as well as its NFT community. This is the testing phase for the coffee chains highly-anticipated digital...

Hanwha Group to sign final deal agreement to acquire DSME

Hanhwa Group has taken another step to complete its deal to acquire the Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), which is the third largest shipbuilder in the world. This means that the company is also inching...

中 제로 코로나 정책, 국가 경제에 큰 손실...회복 어려워

원본 기사 : Chinese economic growth may never recover from COVID heres why 최근 몇 년 간 전 세계 많은 정부가 경제 회복과 코로나 확산 방지 사이에서 균형을 잡기 위해 노력해왔다. 중국은 세계에서 가장 강력히 코로나에...

Politics

Iran judiciary conducts first protest-related execution

Iran has announced the execution of a man convicted of a crime that stems from the ongoing protests. The announcement is another sign that Tehran plans to crack down on the months-long demonstrations against the...

UK: Former health minister will not run for re-election

Former British health minister Matt Hancock said this week that he would not be running again for parliament in the next general election. Hancock is also among the growing number of Conservative lawmakers that will not be...

Russia-Ukraine war: Germany's Scholz says risk of Russia using nuclear weapons now low

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that the risk of Russian leader Vladimir Putin resorting to nuclear weapons has lowered now. Scholz said that the diminished risk was a result of international pressure as the war in...

US: Raphael Warnock wins Georgia run-off election

The Democratic Party has reinforced its majority in the US Senate this week after the recent run-off elections in Georgia. Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock defeated his Republican challenger Herschel Walker in the...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

How satellites, radar and drones are tracking meteorites and aiding Earth's asteroid defence

On July 31 2013 a constellation of US defence satellites saw a streak of light over South Australia as a rock from outer space burned through Earths atmosphere on its way to crash into the ground below. The impact...

Technology

Disney+ ad-supported tier launches with competitive pricing and features to take on Netflix

As promised, Disney+ launched its ads-supported subscription tier on Thursday. And its monthly pricing, along with the perks included in the plan, is giving Netflixs Basic with Ads option a run for its money. The...

FTC files lawsuit to block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition alleging the deal violates antitrust laws

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday that it is filing a lawsuit against Microsoft for its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. The complaint alleges that the deal is in violation of antitrust...

OnePlus 11 design, specs: ‘Official’ images reportedly confirm leaked renders; company to drop ‘Pro’ branding

With the OnePlus 11 generation expected to release soon, a new report surfaced claiming to have an official image that shows some significant design changes in the works. The company is also expected to implement a few...

‘Elden Ring’ free Colosseum update adds new arenas, new PvP modes, and balance adjustments

Elden Ring players will have plenty of new things to do in The Lands Between, thanks to the release of the new Colosseum update. Developer FromSoftware introduced new PvP modes that will be played in new arenas all...

Xbox games: ‘Starfield’ and other upcoming first-party titles will be more expensive starting in 2023

Xboxs parent company Microsoft confirmed a looming price hike for upcoming first-party games. Starfield, along with other yet-to-be-released titles for Xbox Series X/S, will cost more starting next year. Microsoft...
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