Jonathan West (dec.)
Jonathan West returned to Australia after eighteen years at Harvard University where, after gaining his master’s and doctorate degrees in technology strategy, he was associate professor in the Harvard Business School. He was founder and faculty director of the Harvard Life Sciences Project, a multi-faculty university initiative to understand the economic dynamics of the revolution in life sciences.
Back to the future
EssayTASMANIA’S NORTH-WEST COAST city of Burnie has long suffered high unemployment. In 2015, however, residents were shocked to find that unemployment among young people in Burnie had topped the nation. Twenty-one per cent of young men aged between fifteen...
A new globalisation
EssayWHEN THE DEEPEST economic crisis of the past fifty years finally ends, a changed world will be left in its wake. Capitalism will still be with us, but the new capitalism could differ substantially from the old. One key...
More than a gift from the gods
EssayTHE CONCEPT OF comparative advantage is perhaps the single most powerful idea in economics. It is taught to every undergraduate and printed in every introductory textbook. It has all the hallmarks of a great theory: simple, non-obvious, logically irrefutable,...
Obstacles to progress
EssayFOR MOST TASMANIANS a darker reality lies behind the seductive tourism brochures showcasing the state's pristine wilderness, gourmet-magazine articles celebrating its burgeoning food culture, and newspaper stories gasping at a world-leading art museum.