Articles from Matt Cowgill
I’ll be posting regularly over at the new Grattan Blog. The first post will probably interest readers of this site – it’s a joint piece with Brendan Coates setting out some facts about the income distribution. You can subscribe to the Grattan Blog via email or RSS, or follow the blog on Twitter.
Econ blogging is back. It’s good again!
Here is some content that I recommend you consume:
If the RBA were to raise interest rates, what would be the economic costs and benefits of that change? Strange as it is, this question doesn’t seem to be asked often, much less answered, as Nicholas points out.
After a horrible decade or so, America’s unemployment rate is finally back down to around 4%, in the vicinity of what would normally be considered ‘full employment’. But is there still some slack in the US labour market?
Have you ever wondered how your income compares to other Australians? Well use this calculator thing I made to look it up then. It takes your household’s after-tax income and adjusts it for the number of people in your house to give your ‘equivalised disposable household income.’ The calculator uses ABS data from 2015-16, which was released in September 2017.
For no particular reason, here are a couple of graphs I made on average wages for full-time workers in Australia.
This post is part of a series in which I try to improve graphs I find around the web.