"Case for the digital Aussie dollar," AFR 1/13/20.


"Vital Signs: the end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the right skills," The Conversation 1/17/20.


"Vital Signs: climate-linked financial crises loom, but the fix isn’t up to central banks," The Conversation 1/24/20.


"Of course the RBA should cut rates," AFR 1/31/20.


"The carbon-shrinking plan that gives everyone a tax break," SMH 2/3/20.


"Vital Signs: the Iowa caucuses still have a great claim to retain first-in-nation status," The Conversation 2/7/20.


"Vital Signs: a connected world makes this coronavirus scarier, but also helps us deal with it," The Conversation 2/13/20.


"A Public Baseline: The Australian Health Care Model," American Affairs 2/19/20.


"Vital Signs: a 3-point plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050," The Conversation 2/28/20.


"Morrison has the right fix — for now," Crikey 3/3/20.


"Biden in the box seat as Democrats choose evolution over revolution," Crikey 3/5/20.


"Vital Signs: Australian and US rate cuts underline seriousness of the coronavirus crisis," The Conversation 3/6/20.


"The quest for stimulus: the when, where, how and how much of saving the economy," Crikey 3/6/20.


"Why we must lock out COVID-19 right now," AFR 3/10/20.


"COVID-19 and the property market: Local aspect," The Australian Magazine 3/14/20.


"Vital Signs: Scott Morrison is steering in the right direction, but we’re going to need a bigger boat," The Conversation 4/3/20.


"Not all experts are Australian: the case for listening to other accents," Crikey 4/6/20.


"Time to end cross-subsidy and increase number of domestic students," The Australian 4/8/20.


"Vital Signs: a lesson from game theory the coronavirus contrarians ignore," The Conversation 4/9/20.


"What should governments do to protect jobs and incomes, now and in the future?" Crikey 4/9/20.


"Vital Signs: APRA’s extraordinary gift to banks under pressure to pay dividends," The Conversation 4/17/20.


"Open letter from 174 Australian economists: don’t sacrifice health for ‘the economy’," The Conversation 4/20/20.


"Provide incentives for using the tracing app," AFR 4/21/20.


"The government should bail out Virgin, or consumers will suffer," SMH 4/22/20.


"Vital Signs: Modelling tells us the coronavirus app will need a big take-up, economics tells us how to get it," The Conversation 4/24/20.


"The big nudge: here’s how the government could spread its coronavirus tracing app far, fast and wide," Crikey 4/27/20.


"A quick return to normal in Australia – with no Covid-19 vaccine – would risk lives and the economy," The Guardian 4/27/20.


"It’s just started: we’ll need war bonds, and stimulus on a scale not seen in our lifetimes," The Conversation 4/29/20.


"Vital Signs: The evidence that lockdowns work may not be gold standard, but it’s good," The Conversation 5/1/20.


"The RBA needs a new post-virus monetary policy game," AFR 5/5/20.


"How the environment could save the economy, post-pandemic," Crikey 5/8/20.


"The sound economics behind Australia's health-first COVID response," SMH 5/14/20.


"Vital Signs: rules are also signals, which is why easing social distancing is such a problem," The Conversation 5/15/20.


"The costs of the shutdown are overestimated – they’re outweighed by its $1 trillion benefit," The Conversation 5/16/20 and The Guardian 5/16/20.


"Hindsight is 20/20: how false narratives could hurt us going forward," Crikey 5/18/20.


"Replace free childcare scheme with tax deductions to kickstart economy," SMH 5/19/20.


"Vital Signs: Australian barley growers are the victims of weaponised trade rules," The Conversation 5/22/20.


"Vital Signs: Morrison’s industrial relations peace gambit is worth a shot. Even if it fails, it’s shrewd politics," The Conversation 5/29/20.


"If we must have a pay freeze, spare front-line jobs dominated by underpaid women," SMH 5/30/20.


"Vital Signs: Remembering Alberto Alesina, the father of political economy," The Conversation 6/5/20.


"Is the government putting the wrong dollar-value on the cost of human life?" Crikey 6/5/20.


"Rather than risk rallies, let's show black lives matter with an eight-minute blackout," SMH 6/12/20.


"Vital Signs: why ‘the marketplace for ideas’ can fail from an economist’s perspertive," The Conversation 6/12/20.


"Vital Signs: COVID-19 recession is different – and we need more stimulus to deal with it," The Conversation 6/19/20.


"University fee changes will hurt the STEM disciplines," The Australian 6/22/20.


"Australia must reject austerity and embrace targeted spending to beat this recession," The Guardian 6/26/20.


"Vital Signs: why even competent politicians refuse to change policy course," The Conversation 6/26/20.


"Premier, close the border with Victoria now," SMH 7/1/20.


"Should we be able to refuse a test," The Age 7/3/20.


"Vital Signs: Stamp duty is an economic drag. Here’s how to move to a better system," The Conversation 7/3/20.


"Should governments obsess about debt? Yes, say traditionalists. No, says the theory," Crikey 7/7/20.


"Here's how the GST can be both bigger and progressive," AFR 7/8/20.


"Vital Signs: We’re testing 50,000 Australians a day for COVID-19. Should it be 6.5 million?" The Conversation 7/10/20.


"Vital Signs: the cost of lockdowns is nowhere near as big as we have been told," The Conversation 7/17/20.


"Vital Signs: Victoria’s privatised quarantine arrangements were destined to fail," The Conversation 7/24/20.


"We can spend like Keynes and cut tax like Friedman," AFR 7/29/20.


"Thinking clearly about debt and deficits," Evatt Journal 19(1), 2020.


"Vital Signs: the COVID-19 crisis in aged care shows elimination is the only effective strategy," The Conversation 7/31/20.


"Vital Signs: Shorter meetings but longer days – how COVID-19 has changed the way we work," The Conversation 8/7/20.




Richard Holden