ESSA

ESSA
  1. The Economics Student Society of Australia
  2. Annual Publication Out Now!
    By · May 20th, 2017

    Enjoy our annual publications below!

  3. Mo Money Mo Problems: The Universal Basic Income
    By · August 22nd, 2016

    Ahead of tonight’s big debate between Melbourne and Monash, Matt Lagamba weighs in on the universal basic income.

Applying Nudge Theory to increase health and wellbeing

By · August 21st, 2019

Richard Thaler received a Nobel Prize for his work on Nudge Theory, demonstrating how small prompts can change our behaviour. So how can the nexus of economics and psychology help us lead healthier lives?

The curious case of disappearing ‘likes’

By · August 16th, 2019

Instagram’s unexpected move to trial ‘hidden likes’ begs many questions such as: why might a social media titan seemingly retire one of its most effective tools of success? Tingnan Li attempts to delve past the cacophony to make sense of the surprising move.

Big Data sparks the Big Bang of the 21st century

By · August 9th, 2019

Thao-Mi Bui investigates the evolution of the world’s booming data economies.

Democracy vs Growth

By · August 7th, 2019

‘What happens when our technological innovations outpace our ability to regulate them effectively?’ Nick Henderson addresses the dark side of our technological progress.

Price Transparency: a Double Edged Sword?

By · June 21st, 2019

Ari Jain uncovers the perks and pitfalls of knowing the price to everything.

Flipping the Script on Environmental Policy

By · June 14th, 2019

Tim Woolley explores contemporary environmental policy through an economic lens.

Credit where it’s due: Australia’s Imputation Tax System

By · June 14th, 2019

Franking credits are all the rage again. But what really are they? Amber Lee sheds light on Australia’s technical tax mechanism.

Are Consumers Really Rational?

By · May 26th, 2019

Much of consumer choice theory relies on the notion of individuals as economic agents; that is, beings of absolute rationality who don’t struggle with everyday problems like self-control and decision-fatigue. These agents conduct marginal analysis to extract every drop of wellbeing from seemingly routine decisions. In the late 70s, however, psychologists began to interfere with […]

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