The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

Working from home is more productive, but bosses don't like it
The technology is available but your boss is the main barrier to more people working from anywhere, economists say.
How blockchain could change the way you buy your next house
Slashing the cost of real estate conveyancing is just one of the ways blockchain technology will transform commerce and affect our daily lives. Professor Tom Smith, Head of Macquarie’s Department of Applied Finance, explains.
Keep it local to help break third world poverty cycle
New research from Macquarie Business School will provide a road map for governments and manufacturers in developing countries to help end entrenched economic disadvantage.
Why is Australia still opening coal mines?
While most countries see renewables as the way of the future, Australia is still obsessed with fossil-fuels. Macquarie Business School's Professor Martina Linnenluecke examines the business case for coal.
Why would anyone go into the family business?
Australians have long been fascinated by the Shakespearean succession dramas among families such as the Murdochs and Packers. But as we move into the peak Baby Boomer retirement years a crisis may be looming - who will take over the family businesses
Cashless society a foil for rogue banks
The potential for money laundering by rogue banks will diminish as Australia transitions to a cashless society, says Macquarie Business School's Professor Tom Smith.
Meet Australia's most diverse board
Macquarie University’s Business School has reimagined the MBA for a future, global workforce, advised by an industry board whose composition also leaves the past behind.
A disorderly divorce: why a reversal of Brexit could be the best outcome
While chaos and confusion reign in the UK Parliament, Brexit − Britain’s proposed split from the European Union − has already taken its toll on the UK economy.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Positive online hotel reviews have more clout than the complainers
We pay far more attention to positive online hotel reviews - and ignore negative ones, new research has found.
Never mind fake news, what about fake CVs?
A digital backpack is under development to help tackle the widespread problem of job-seekers lying on their resumes.
The epidemic of workplace unhappiness: new book
As the banking royal commission enters its final week of public hearings, a new book sheds light on how corrupt practices may have infected the entire workforce.