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Adrian Rollins

Adrian Rollins is a journalist with almost 30 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online publishing. For the past decade he has specialised in Australian and international economic and financial policy analysis and commentary, including six years as The Australian Financial Review's Economics correspondent. He has a PhD in international trade policy, and is still hunting for his first professional road cyclist contract.

Australia’s employers appear unfazed by slower national economic activity, adding 51,000 extra workers in the first two months of 2019.

As economies slow, where to for wage growth?


During all the subsequent turbulence locally and abroad, the RBA cash rate has been a rare constant.

Interest rates Australia: the outlook for 2019


The property market is deflating, but with a gentle hiss rather than a cacophonous bang. House prices in Sydney have been hit the hardest.

Outlook for property prices: lower for longer?


To the relief of borrowers and the chagrin of savers, there is no sign that official interest rates will return to the levels they reached before the GFC in 2008.

The forces working to push interest rates lower


Queen Elizabeth II touring Papua New Guinea.

After Brexit: reinvigorating the Commonwealth


Richard Thaler suggests that people can be steered in their choices by the way decisions are framed.

Can behavioural economics really change habits?


Although Australia has managed a remarkable 26 years of unbroken economic growth, productivity has slowed here, too. Illustrations by Ben Sanders.

The global phenomenon of slowing productivity


Finance professionals will be kept busy this year, as a swathe of new accounting standards come into force.

The war for accounting talent in the Asia-Pacific region


Killing off zombie firms in the real world is much more difficult than annihilating fictional ones in the movies.

How zombie firms stifle economies


Are high-denomination Australian banknotes soon to be stamped with a use-by date?

Could managing cash stop tax cheats?