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January 8, 2018 - 11:28 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Why “extremely unlikely” climate events matter

January 5, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

I’ve just been advised that my latest article “The importance of ‘extremely unlikely’ events: Tail risk and the costs of climate change” has come out online in The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. For those who can use it, the DOI is 10.1111/1467-8489.12238. For everyone else, here’s a link to a pre-publication version. The main points are

UBI, work and unions

January 2, 2018 - 16:02 -- Admin

I’m working with Troy Henderson on a book chapter looking at union responses to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI),which have covered a range from supportive to strongly hostile, with the latter view predominant in Australia. Here’s a draft of my section of the chapter. Comments much appreciated.

UBI, work and unions