The State Government's electricity plan will come at a high cost to South Australian taxpayers and could threaten investment, argues economics commentator Richard Blandy.
Recent statistics reveal a worrying picture of the declining South Australian economy, writes economics commentator Richard Blandy.
In this detailed explainer, former essential services commissioner Richard Blandy sets out why South Australia's power bills are so high and warns that some of the touted solutions to the problem could lead to an economic catastrophe for the state.
Thirteen years ago, one of the state's first Thinkers in Residence warned that, in Adelaide, "life is quite pleasant, but the young, gifted and talented are leaving". Economics commentator Richard Blandy writes about that report's findings, and argues they are still relevant today.
In the final article in his series on economic lessons for Adelaide from comparable US cities, Richard Blandy writes about what we can learn from the extraordinary rise of our sister city, Austin, Texas.
In the second article in his series on economic lessons for Adelaide from comparable US cities, Richard Blandy writes about how Denver has built on its strengths to grow its economy and attract highly-skilled workers.
Twenty years ago, in the wake of the State Bank disaster, economist Richard Blandy was sent on a mission to the United States to discover the economic secrets of cities of similar size to Adelaide. Here, he revisits his trip to Phoenix, Arizona, and the lessons that have not been heeded in South Australia.