The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

The Economy

Insights and innovations in the world of work and business

A new way of life: the great substitution effect of 2020
Our daily routines have had to adapt and change due to COVID-19, marking one of the most significant structural shifts in Australian life.
The coronavirus has changed work forever
Like most developed nations, Australia has embraced working from home in recent weeks. It’s an experiment that will have lasting and profound consequences, says Dr Sarah Bankins from Macquarie Business School.
Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19
From recovering ecosystems to new ways of learning, there are silver linings to the global pandemic, writes Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of Macquarie Business School.
Oil tanks, driving prices into uncharted waters
PLEASE EXPLAIN: Even as major oil-producers have agreed to cut output amid a massive glut, this hasn’t prevented the US oil price falling into negative territory for the first time ever. Dr Lurion De Mello explains how this happened.
How to manage extreme economic events during times of uncertainty
Lessons from earlier crises show how best to keep the economy running during the current COVID-19 outbreak. David Orsmond, Professor of Economics at Macquarie Business School, explains.
Lockdown learning: online innovation keeps Gen Z focussed
Today’s undergraduates have a very different mindset from their Millennial and Gen X predecessors, and the outbreak of COVID-19 just means some universities already have an edge when it comes to new teaching techniques.
Coronavirus sees companies deliver for the greater good
Covid-19 presents an opportunity for businesses to own their social responsibility and show the depth of their commitment to society. Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal from the Macquarie Business School explains.
Pandemic's economic blow hits women hard
The lack of employment protections for temporary workers reveals glaring social and gender inequalities in the face of a public health crisis like COVID-19.
Fighting words: how war metaphors can trigger racism
History reveals the dangers of adopting war metaphors during the coronavirus crisis, writes Professor Lucy Taksa of the Macquarie Business School.
Australia’s deep talent pool waiting to be tapped
Businesses stand to benefit by embracing neurodiversity rather than denying opportunities to adults with autism and other disorders.
Retool and reboot: How to keep afloat during times of economic crisis
As the economy grinds to a halt and Australian businesses are being called upon to retool, Macquarie Business School's Dr Troy Sarina says displaced workers can also look at opportunities to reboot and reskill.
House-bound shoppers trigger new online retail frenzy
A new shopping frenzy is taking hold as consumers rush to buy a host of products to maintain their lifestyle at home. Business analyst Dr Prashan Karunaratne explains the new phenomenon called 'The Great Substitution Effect of 2020'.