John Quiggin
Professor of economics, University of Queensland

John Quiggin is professor of economics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. He is the author of Zombie Economics (2010), and his latest book is Economics in Two Lessons: Why Markets Work So Well, and Why They Can Fail So Badly (forthcoming, 2019).

Written by John Quiggin

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Economics
What happiness conceals

For years, economists have laboured on the riddle of happiness. If they studied misery, they might get somewhere

John Quiggin

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Ecology and environmental sciences
This world is enough

For the first time in history we could end poverty while protecting the global environment. But do we have the will?

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Automation and robotics
The golden age

The 15-hour working week predicted by Keynes may soon be within our grasp – but are we ready for freedom from toil?

John Quiggin