The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

Retirement village contracts are 'cunningly disguised' insurance deals
A new retirement village calculator developed by business analysts is designed to protect seniors from making devastating financial mistakes.
Department stores will die by 2050
They have been part of the fabric of Australian life, but department stores are headed for extinction, says retail history lecturer, Dr Matthew Bailey.
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Energy prices in Australia are the most prone to spikes
Australia's electricity prices are among the highest in the developed world – and a Macquarie financial risk analyst has found that a complex wholesale pricing market adds to its volatility.
Future jobs will need higher maths, says young STEM star
Stick with STEM girls, says mathematician Dr Sophie Calabretto who has been named one of the state's 'Top 5 Under 40' science communicators.
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.