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Pensions: The need for present action to prevent future problems

By · March 4th, 2015

Retirement seems a long way off for a uni student. But if we don’t reform now, what will your pension look like when you retire? Catherine Paquette explains.

Economics: An elite subject soon only available in elite universities?

By · March 2nd, 2015

Economics programs are not in good health, and this could have wide-reaching consequences. John Lodewijks explains.

The economic rationale of friendships

By · February 27th, 2015

Alex Setiawan offers an economic perspective on the importance of friendships.

Your economics education: how to travel the path to enlightenment, rather than the road to hell

By · February 25th, 2015

Ten critical pieces of advice for all new economics students, from academic Gigi Foster.

Rock and roll, I gave you the best years of my life

By · February 23rd, 2015

How much has an economics degree evolved over the years? Academic Alex Millmow offers incoming students an account of his experience.

Super leagues not playing on a level field

By · February 17th, 2015

Why are Australian superannuation fees so high? Kathryn St. John unpacks a question that is more complicated than first appears.

Is competition regulation an oxymoron?

By · February 9th, 2015

Australia needs a full-time, focussed competition watchdog that applies the law using state-of-the-art economics, understanding the ambiguities and subtleties of market interactions, writes Professor Stephen King.

The value of tertiary education

By · January 19th, 2015

Chandon Hedge emphasises the importance of tertiary education despite increasing debt for university students.

Revisiting Gross Domestic Product

By · January 14th, 2015

Anisha Kidd asks why such an incomplete measurement of our progress as a people forms the centrepiece of our public sphere.

Principles of higher education funding

By · January 4th, 2015

In light of the higher education reform debate in parliament, Deloitte Access Economics’ William Gort and Matt Wright discuss the efficiency of subsidies in the university system.

Ideology ain’t dead

By · December 22nd, 2014

It might be fashionable to say otherwise, but the big ideas are still at play in modern Australia. Brody Viney finds them hiding in plain sight, and reflects on their importance for economists as well as voters.

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