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New research suggests playing counting games with young children does little to improve their numeracy skills.

Computer science can help us understand why humans struggle with the complex dilemmas life throws at us – and why a better understanding of human problem-solving could help make computer ‘thinking’ more human-like, according to a new study out of the Brain, Minds and Markets Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Weddings celebrated on Valentine’s Day or special-number dates like 9/9/99 or 1/2/03 are 18 to 36 percent more likely to end in divorce than weddings on ordinary dates, according to a new study by leading University of Melbourne economists.

World-leading academics in the fields of poverty, experimental finance and consumer empowerment will join the University's Faculty of Business and Economics, bolstering research and teaching capacity.

In light of growing global obesity problems, Melbourne Institute’s Deborah Cobb-Clarke joins ABC 24 to discuss economic and social research exploring the impacts of pricing and availability constraints on people’s food and drink consumption choices.



Former Federal Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Jim Short will join KPMG Melbourne Partner Chris Leptos AM as the inaugural co-chairs of the Faculty of Business and Economics Alumni Council.

Australia’s first ever accounting hall of fame, created to celebrate the contributions of significant accounting practitioners past and present, will be launched at the University of Melbourne this Friday.

Her Excellency, the Governor General of Australia, Quentin Bryce will officially launch the University of Melbourne’s new Graduate School of Business and Economics at 5.30pm today.