News and Publications

Using technology to serve the unbanked in ASEAN

Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson & Sacha Polverini.
Digital financial services can be crucial for overcoming the tyranny of geography in Southeast Asia, where traditional financial institutions have found it difficult to build out their footprint in remote areas

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Valuing the SDG Prize in Food and Agriculture

Prepared for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission by AlphaBeta.
The food system to 2030 is faced with a number of challenges related to innovation, demand, supply and regulation. A step change in innovation is needed to meet future demand,

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Google Economic Impact Australia 2015

Prepared for Google Australia by AlphaBeta.
Google impacts the lives of millions of Australians every day. Google Search helps us harness the immense resources of the internet to assist our work, study

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ABC Lateline: Future of Jobs

Lateline – ABC, 29 June 2016. Reporter: Margot O’Neill.
A special report on the future of employment, with predictions that half of young Australians are preparing themselves now for 40%

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Tropical forests: Can profit and protection go hand in hand?

World Economic Forum, by Fraser Thompson.
There is a perception that sustainable land use and forest conservation come at the cost of economic prosperity. New research finds that this is not the case.

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Firms should seize the openings from new Singapore-Australia pact

The Business Times, by Fraser Thompson.
Engagement with Asia has been part of the economic mantra of every Australian government since the 1980s. In that time, Australia’s trade with Asia has soared, but many of those bilateral economic relationships

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The New Basics: Big data reveals the skills young people need for the New Work Order

For FYA by AlphaBeta.
We can no longer delay investing in the future of young Australians. For the first time, big data analysis shows us that the New Work Order is here.

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ABC 7.30 Report: Dr Andrew Charlton on China’s Economic Challenges and Opportunities

7.30 Report – ABC, Reporter: Hayden Cooper
Andrew Charlton describes China’s economic challenges in five minutes on ABC 7.30. AlphaBeta has been warning that China’s growth was unsustainable since 2011.

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Workforce and productivity summit: Robots threaten youth jobs

Financial Review, by Rachel Nickless.
Business leaders are calling for simpler, consistent rules for employing young people – and a new ‘simple’ award for small business employees – as part of a national response to the worsening youth unemployment problem.

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