Editors’ Picks — 19th April 2015

By · April 19th, 2015

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.

Stock market Psy-chology

By · April 19th, 2015

Pat Healy takes a look at the unexpected effect the popularity of Psy had on the stock market.

Taxing emissions or trading them? A question for Turnbull

By · April 17th, 2015

Charlie Lyons Jones discusses the merits and demerits of a tax on the emission of carbon dioxide and of an Emissions Trading Scheme.

Free speech and the free market: comparable?

By · April 17th, 2015

Can simple economic frameworks be applied to the free speech debate? Matthew Rao believes so.

The story of the real Australian economy: Part 2 – Australia’s house of cards

By · April 15th, 2015

In Part 2 of ‘The story of the real Australian economy’, Ben Wee takes an in-depth look into the structural problems plaguing Australia and the key issues which need to be considered by policy makers.

To greener pastures?

By · April 13th, 2015

As Australia enters into new free trade agreements, Charlie Mei discusses the implications and the compensation needed for the workers left behind.

Balancing Australia’s strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific

By · April 10th, 2015

How necessary is it that Australia align its economic and strategic military interests in the Asian century? Kathryn St. John looks at our shifting relationships with the US and China.

‘The last dictatorship of Europe’

By · April 8th, 2015

An insight into the authoritarian regime and financial crisis that created the worst exchange rate in Europe.

E-con? Economics and Irrationality

By · April 6th, 2015

Economic models of old can’t explain why anyone would buy a lottery ticket. But using behavioural economics, we might one day be able to fully model human behaviour, writes Jesse Condie.

Looking beyond Gangnam to see economic style

By · April 5th, 2015

Bori Ahn explores the rise of K-pop across the world, and what this boom means for South Korea.

The Hanseatic League

By · April 4th, 2015

Elijah takes us to Hamburg and reflects on the city’s heritage as a flourishing centre of the Hanseatic League.

It’s time for a land tax

By · April 3rd, 2015

Sam O’Connor argues that stamp duty should be replaced with a broad-based land tax, to improve the government bottom line and help Australians deal with the rising cost of home ownership.

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