Jason Murphy is an economist who has worked at the Australian Treasury, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Nauru, and the Australian Financial Review. He writes regularly for News.com.au and Crikey, blogs at thomasthethinkengine.com and has a passion for bringing economics into the everyday world.
'With his sharp, incisive and engaging style, Jason Murphy brings economics to the masses. Always a must read!' - Daniel Sankey, The Australian 'There are certain scholarly, erudite economics commentators whose storied reputations precede them. Jason Murphy is not one of them. He is different. He has hijacked economics from the academy and taken it into the real world. In doing this, he makes it accessible - actually, very interesting - to people who are curious and thoughtful, but want to understand where the economy meets life. He compels you to read about economics, and that's saying something.' - Eric Beecher, Crikey 'Jason Murphy possesses that rare gift of originality of thought and, rarer still, the ability to write about it with clarity, wit and insight.' - Mathew Dunckley, SMH/The Age