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What I've been doing and saying
December and January have been a relatively quiet time, focused mainly on family. The zeitgeist informs me that grandparenting is the New New Thing, and we’ve been doing a fair bit of that, mainly with our grandson James.
On the academic front, I’ve finally completed a big paper with my colleague and training partner Flavio Menezes, trying to reconcile the two dominant approaches to industrial organization (game theoretic and conjectural variations). We are hoping it will make a big splash, but such hopes often come to nothing - there is a huge amount of luck in academia.
I’m preparing for the Mooloolaba Olympic triathlon in March, but not pushing too hard. People always say “I just want to finish” but this time it’s true. I hope to train a bit harder in the leadup to Sunshine Coast 70.3 in September.
Here are some articles I’ve written over the summer:
Quiggin, J. (2023) Damning report exposes Adani’s corporate cons. Independent Australia 1 February, https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/damning-report-exposes-adanis-corporate-cons,17194.
Quiggin, J. (2023) Voice referendum: The devil is in the lack of detail. Independent Australia 20 January, https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/voice-referendum-the-devil-is-in-the-lack-of-detail,17156.
Quiggin, J. (2022) The slow demise of neoliberalism. Inside Story 8 December, https://insidestory.org.au/the-slow-demise-of-neoliberalism/.
Quiggin, J. (2022) It’s good news week. Independent Australia 16 November, https://independentaustralia.net/politics/politics-display/its-good-news-week,16978.
Quiggin, J. (2022) Mining moguls enjoy hot coal prices while global heating stuffs the nation. Independent Australia 1 December, https://independentaustralia.net/business/business-display/mining-moguls-enjoy-hot-coal-prices-while-global-heating-stuffs-the-nation,17022.