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03 July 2017

Cultivating optimism: framing your future during a health challenge

Imagining your future is incredibly important to optimism, and has the power to hasten the recovery of seriously ill patients and disaster victims.
28 June 2017

Shrinking supply chains, greater welfare?

Recent tectonic shifts in the global economy are challenging the ocean container shipping sector. In this Thinking Outside the Box piece, Michael Bell considers the welfare implications of shrinking supply chains.
20 June 2017

Design cognition: creating the next generation of entrepreneurs

Australia can transform itself into a knowledge-based economy, but only through a new approach to innovation.
14 June 2017

Autonomous cars: placing them in context

The Roads Australia National Conference in Sydney had many presentations on autonomous cars (ACs); and despite some suggesting we should soon go directly to level 5 fully autonomous cars, some of us question this. David Hensher and John Stanley give their insights.
31 May 2017

What can be done to improve commercial viability of regional aviation in NSW/Australia?

With continued volatility in the resources sector and tourism being inherently seasonal, soft demand from regional and business communities has unsurprisingly resulted in lower profit margins for regional airlines. Professor Rico Merkert explains further.
26 May 2017

Inaugural ranking by The Economist puts the Business School in top spot

The University of Sydney Business School’s international reputation for excellence has been affirmed by the highly respected news magazine, The Economist, in its ranking of Master of Management programs.
27 April 2017

Toll roads – a view after 25 years

Tolled roads in Australia have been around now for over 25 years (excluding bridge crossings) and have created camps of supporters and dissenters. Have they delivered value for money? David Hensher shares his thoughts.
11 April 2017

Balancing tech efficiency with innovation

Companies that fail to act on the insights revealed by the wealth of data they gathered through their own IT systems run the risk of falling victim to the age of digital disruption.
03 April 2017

Visible hands or invisible hands: who should build the ports in developing countries?

More than 80% of international trade is carried by sea. The supply of quality maritime infrastructure and services are critical to the global economy. However, developing countries face challenges when building up modern port systems.
03 March 2017

The benefits and beneficiaries of urban tollroad expansion

Does Sydney need more private tollroads? Or should the focus be on expanding rail freight, planning for local jobs, reforming road pricing, and investing in more efficient and productive transport systems? Christopher Standen provides his thoughts.