NEW ECONOMIC POLICY INITIATIVE
New Economic Ideas for Australia
WHO WE ARE
The New Economic Policy Initiative is housed within the Centre for Applied Economic Research @UNSW, and builds on the work of the UNSW Grand Challenges program
It seeks to offer fresh 'democratic liberal' ideas to confront the economic challenges - of automation, inequality, climate change and more - of our time.
Rosalind Dixon is a Professor of Law at UNSW, whose work focuses on
comparative constitutional law and constitutional design, theories of constitutional dialogue and amendment, socio-economic rights, and constitutional law and gender. She has been described as “the leading comparative constitutional scholar of her generation worldwide”. She is Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and deputy director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Initiative on Law and Economics.
In addition to her work on democratic constitutionalism, she is passionate about economic policy and equality, addressing climate change, and the future of work - including flexible work.
Richard Holden is one of Australia’s leading economists and is Professor of Economics at UNSW Business School where his research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organisations, mechanism design, and voting rules. Richard received a PhD from Harvard University and was a faculty member at MIT and the University of Chicago before returning to Australia. He is a regular columnist and media commentator on a wide range of economic issues in Australia and internationally. He has published in leading economics journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, and Review of Economic Studies. His popular writings have appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, Australian Financial Review, The Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Conversation where he publishes his regular column Vital Signs.
ACTIVITIES + IDEAS
The New Economic Policy Initiative focuses on achieving change across wide variety of areas: the student experience, flexible work, climate change, and the future of work and liberalism.
UNSW PUBLIC POLICY FELLOWS PROGRAM
Connecting student fellows with each other, senior fellows and the public policy debates of the future.
Re-imagining job-sharing to meet the challenges of modern workplaces.
Providing a comprehensive market-based approach to climate change,which takes inequality and political realities seriously.
GENDER, CARE & SUPERANNUATION
Expanding choice & labour supply in child-care, and closing the gender gap insuperannuation.
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NEW ECONOMIC POLICY INITIATIVE@UNSW
UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia
Telephone +61 2 93851000