The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran is becoming increasingly evident in the oil pricing policies of the two large Middle Eastern producers.
Why concentrate population growth in mega-cities already under strain while smaller cities and regions stagnate?
It is also common for politicians to arrange a 'work' meeting as a pretext for a holiday, social or campaigning event so that the taxpayer bears what should be a private travel cost.
Even Donald Trump is a bit wary of the strengthening dollar, recognizing that it poses challenges to the US economy.
The bulk of 'Black Economy' activity occurs through undisclosed cash payments in industries such as construction and opaque activities over the internet. None of these proposals provide tools to deal with these practices.
When trying to mix renewables with reliability, politicians face biased incentives. The consequences of not supplying enough capacity for a given reliability standard emerge after the event.
Why government grows, and how its size affects the broader economy, are important questions that have attracted surprisingly little attention as topics for economic research.
It does not make sense to relate jobs created to the effective tax rate paid by companies in the way Andrew Leigh did.
The report deliberately excluded from any consideration of the more than $US1.2 trillion of annual cash and in-kind redistributions to low-income US citizens.
The ACCC Electricity supply and prices inquiry final report is a tacit acknowledgement that current strategies for CO2 abatement will not work at an affordable price.
The point is that increasingly our CBDs are diversifying. Relying on an office market index now provides insight into only one aspect of the market.
These average capacity multipliers will also multiply total costs of ensuring reliable power even as $/MWh renewables generation costs fall.