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Richard Holden

Professor Richard Holden is one of Australia’s leading economic researchers with a skill for unravelling complex economic issues.

Richard Holden is one of Australia’s leading economic researchers and analysts, who combines academic leadership with a skill for unravelling complex economic issues.

The ARC Future Fellow and Professor of Economics at UNSW focuses on researching contract theory, law and economics, and political economy.

He is a regular columnist and media commentator on a wide range of economic issues in Australia and internationally, and the author of Vital Signs, a weekly ‘barometer’ of developments impacting the economy, published by The Conversation.

In 2015, Holden’s authoritative report for the McKell Institute on Australia’s housing affordability crisis concluded negative gearing could be grandfathered without causing a crash in house prices, potentially returning some $30 billion annually to the public coffers.

We asked Richard Holden:

"What keeps you up at night?"