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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.

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...

Vital Signs Series

The spooky mortgage risk signs our bankers are ignoring

Oct 13, 2017 09:35 am UTC| Insights & Views Real Estate

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

Vital Signs Series

The data is mixed but worrying signs from mortgagees

Oct 06, 2017 00:17 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

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

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries gain ahead of January retail sales, industrial production data

The U.S. Treasuries gained during Fridays afternoon session ahead of the countrys retail sales for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT and the industrial production for the similar period, also...

UK gilts surge in muted trading session in wake of latest political developments

The United Kingdoms gilts remained flat during European trading hours Friday amid a silent session that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, the overnight political developments, which saw PM Johnson...

German bunds jump following worse-than-expected Q4 economic growth

The German bunds jumped during afternoon session Thursday following worse-than-expected economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2019, also falling from the previous reading. The German 10-year bond yield, which move...

No-trade-deal Brexit would hit UK growth, cost £37bn in lost output by end-2022: Oxford Economics

UK-EU trade negotiations are assumed to drag on beyond the end of 2020 with either an extension of the transition period or a political fudge that has the same effect. This would prevent trade frictions from being...

EM Asian currencies likely to advance amid global reflation policies and improving situation in China, says Scotiabank

EM Asian currencies (ex-SGD) are expected to advance amid global reflation policies and improving coronavirus situation in China in the weeks ahead, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. US consumer...

Politics

Donald Trump considers himself ‘king’; POTUS called ‘delusional,’ ‘unpatriotic’

Donald Trump was recently mocked for calling himself king. The POTUS read a New York Times quote, and he tweeted about it on Saturday morning. The quote mentions the word king, and Melania Trumps husband automatically...

Ivanka Trump’s new hairstyle criticized; Netizens calls POTUS’ daughter’s highlights ‘cheap-looking’

Ivanka Trump just got a new hairstyle. A recent photo of the first daughter shows off her bold highlights. Donald Trumps daughter also had her hair trimmed. But even though Ivankas hairstyle actually suited here, her...

Donald Trump shockingly forced Melania Trump to lie about her age for this reason

Donald Trump and Melania Trump have been married for 15 years, but some secrets about their relationship have only been unveiled recently. In the book Free, Melania, author Kate Bennett revealed that the POTUS forced...

Melania Trump calls Nancy Pelosi ‘horrible’; Accuses ‘opportunists’ of ruining her family’s name

Melania Trump seemed enraged when she saw Nancy Pelosi ripping up her husband Donald Trumps State of the Union speech two weeks ago. However, she stayed mum on the issue. But the POTUS just revealed what the first ladys...

Donald Trump shockingly predicted he could die before turning 74?

There have been so many controversies and speculations surrounding Donald Trumps health. Some physicians and netizens are convinced that he could be suffering from dementia and other cognitive issues. Others believe...

Science

Asteroids: NASA spots potentially hazardous rock approaching Earth

Asteroids are believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago, but it bears wondering if the Earth today could be affected in the same manner. NASA tracked down an asteroid that could...

Yellowstone volcano: Vladimir Putin may have volcano bombed to trigger eruption, says expert

One of the active volcanoes n the United States is the Yellowstone volcano in Wyoming, and it has recently caught the attention of the government as it was seen showing signs of a possible eruption. Now, one expert warns...

Moon mission to happen by 2024, says NASA chief

Decades after the iconic Apollo 11 mission, NASA is determined to make a second landing on the moon. The agencys administrator Jim Bridenstine recently announced that they would make a second moon landing happen by...

Asteroids: Astronomers find moon accompanying asteroid as it passed by Earth

Asteroids and comets are usually seen by themselves whenever they hurtle through space and within the Solar System. However, a group of astronomers noticed something unusual about the latest space rock to pass by the...

Technology

Nintendo Switch games 2020: ‘Axiom Verge 2,’ ‘Gods & Monsters,’ ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ set to arrive to the console this year

Nintendo console gamers have a lot to look forward to this year. Here are some of the exciting titles that will be making their way to the Switch console. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Pokémon...

‘PUBG’ update 6.2 introduces 8v8 Team Deathmatch to the game’s console and pc versions

PUBG update 6.2 is now live in the PUBG test server bringing with it a cool new feature the Team Deathmatch. The update also introduced changes to its gameplay that affect grenades, parachute function, and the Karakin...

‘PUBG Mobile’ 0.17.0 release date is reportedly delayed to March

Battle royale gaming fans may have been wondering where is the PUBG Mobile 0.17.0 patch now. The update has been widely anticipated to go live this week, but it has not happened yet as of this writing. It now appears...

Google Pixel 5 is rumored to feature an ‘ultra low power mode’

Tech fans have plenty of hardware products anticipated to be announced by Google this year. There is no denying, though, that on top of the bill is the Pixel 5. The company has yet to reveal its plans for its next flagship...

iOS 14: Is Apple booting out iPhone 6s, iPhone SE from the compatibility list?

The anticipated unveiling of iOS 14 is happening in a few months, but there is still no official word on the list of compatible devices. The reports about the iOS 14 compatibility have been conflicting, too, with...
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