Adam Carr

Adam Carr is a leading economist in the Australian market. In addition to being a columnist with Eureka Report, he has worked with some of the world’s largest investment banks and financial intermediaries. Adam was also formerly an economic adviser with the Prime Minister's Department and Commonwealth Treasury.

Markets see through the central banks' bluff

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At the first sign of trouble, it's likely that central banks will fire up the printing presses once again, prolonging ultra-low rates – and markets know it.

How long can the equity rout continue?

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There are several reasons why Australian stocks look set to turn around and follow the local currency higher.

ABS accuracy is all in the mind

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Increasingly the health of the domestic economy is whatever you think it is -- literally.

The AUD is already looking over-sold

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Just about everyone thinks the dollar is headed lower, but don't be too sure. On the economics alone, it's already looking cheap.

The RBA's property argument is full of holes

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The RBA looks to have sensibly ruled out higher loan-to-value ratios to slow house price growth, but its current proposal is still flawed simply because there’s no justification for taking any action at all.

How much damage will the US dollar do?

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A surging greenback will likely see increasing market volatility around the globe, but in Australia we could also see the broader economy take a sizeable hit.

Why investors are losing faith in Australia

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The US, UK and New Zealand are surging ahead while we in Australia continue to obsess over the perpetual downturn.

Why the RBA's macroprudential move will fail

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The great flaw in the macroprudential view of the world is that it confuses short-term speculative demand with prudent, long-term property investment.

The IMF's policy prescriptions are wrong for Australia

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While Australia's policymakers fret over changes in the rate of inflation, there's a deeper problem that will trouble the economy.

Markets should brace for a wild ride

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Talk of the Fed's tightening has seen the surging greenback have a dramatic impact on currency markets around the world -- and there's more volatility to come.

Schooling the policymakers on the economy

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A severely flawed assumption about national income is driving a doomsday view of the economic outlook.

A dose of reality with the jobs data

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There is just no escaping the fact that the labour market is doing much better than widely believed.

Why Gonski is wrong about house prices

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David Gonski's comments that only a fool thinks house prices always go up add little to the broader discussion. The real issue is whether buying property enhances wealth.

It wouldn’t matter if China went into a recession

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A recession in China might result in a temporary confidence shock here in Australia, but we'd get over that pretty quickly.

A recession is coming, but don't blame debt

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Commentators with negative views about the state of the economy have homed in on Australia's record-high debt levels. In fact, the cause of the next recession will be a little more traditional.

How Australia can remake the manufacturing sector

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High wages are often blamed for the death of the manufacturing sector, but in fact they ensure Australia is well-placed to capitalise on its strength in producing higher-tech, export-oriented goods.

Abbott needs to take charge and redirect the economic debate

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The argument that a weaker Australian dollar is needed to ensure our continued economic expansion is severely misguided and places the country at greater risk of a recession.

Shifting gears: Is Australia going backwards or forwards?

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We are wealthier, healthier and more educated than ever before so why do so many people keep telling us the country, the economy and our standard of living are all slipping?

Two charts that show the world's economy is thriving

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Policymakers are thrashing about with concerns about a weak global economy but these two charts prove they are wrong.

Global rates to rise in 2015? Not likely

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The mixed signals being sent out by central banks suggest the market is overpricing the timing and magnitude of a rate rise, and that policy coordination between the Fed, BoE and ECB may prove a tricky feat.

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