News and Publications

Kick starting growth after the mining boom in Australia and Canada

The Business -ABC News. Reporter: Michael Janda.
Canada has already slipped into recession. Business reporter, Michael Janda compares two of the world;s most resource dependent developed economics.

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AlphaBeta has been forecasting Chinese slowdown since 2011

7.30 Report – ABC. Reporter: Pat MacGrath.
China could be on course for an economic shock worst than the late 90s one in parts of Asia, and it’s already plunged the Australian share market deep into the red.

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The New Work Order: Ensuring young Australians have skills and experience for the jobs of the future, not the past. 

Report for FYA by AlphaBeta.
The future of work is changing. It’s a reality governments, industry and communities are all grappling with. The Reserve Bank of Australia has raised concerns regarding fewer working taxpayers to older people

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Australian Economic Note: The ASX has a growth problem

By Andrew Charlton.
Australian companies are on an investment strike that is already making the ASX one of the lowest earnings-growth share markets in the world and threatens to damage long term returns for Australian shareholders.

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Income shock forces Australians to raid savings

Australian Financial Review, by Jacob Greber.
‘Australia’s living standards are falling on a sustained basis for the first time in 50 years – this is not a short-term trend,’ said Andrew Charlton, co-founder of economic advisory firm AlphaBeta and an ex-adviser

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Rethinking Industry Policy

AlphaBeta report by Andrew Charlton & Fraser Thompson.
Seven rules for pro-competitive, pro-Globalisation industry policy: ‘Active industrial policy should be guided by practical experience of what works, not the result of a messy compromise between

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Australian Economic Update – Is Australia still a developed country?

By Andrew Charlton.
Resource exports still tanking: Australia’s trade data released today shows that our resources exports are in serious trouble. The news coverage has positively reported that our ‘trade deficit shrank in May.’

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‘Banana Republic’ Tag Haunts Australia 30 Years On

Bloomberg Business by Michael Heath.
Paul Keating’s warning in 1968 that sent the currency tumbling emerges again.

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Singapore’s Productivity Imperative: the three missing pieces

Singapore Business Times by Fraser Thompson.
As Noble laureate, Paul Krugman famously noted, ‘Productivity isn’t everything, but in the long run is it almost everything.’ It is the ultimate driver of prosperity and living standards. A loss of momentum in this area

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