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.

The Rise and Fall of GDP

By · May 6th, 2021

GDP has long been the measure to determine a country’s economic power. Danie Attwood explores it’s limitations and some alternative measures of overall economic wellbeing.

African Development Economics Part 2: Continental Collaboration and The Keys to Domestic Success

By · May 6th, 2021

“Isolating policies and factors that can create a successful economy within any given country is an inherently complex and nuanced problem that evades straightforward or cookie-cutter explanations”. Join ben, in his second article of a two-part series exploring African development economics, as he sets out to analyse several approaches that could contribute to economic success in Africa.

Built to fail: Planned obsolescence in product design

By · May 5th, 2021

Ever thought about why things lasted longer in the past? Hannah Shiau explores what planned obsolescence is, the harms that it causes, and the current battles in the legal, consumer and producer sphere surrounding this issue.

Taxing Times: ‘States’ Responsibilities’

By · May 3rd, 2021

Now that Australia is through the worst of the COVID crisis, there are a set of ‘state responsibilities’ that ought to be considered for reform. Join Lachlan Hotchin as he investigates and suggests some some of these changes.

Are Electric Vehicle Subsidies a Good Idea For Australia?

By · May 3rd, 2021

Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology has gained much public attention as an area of significant progress in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate climate change. Join Josh as he considers the efficacy of government subsidies to support the uptake of EVs in Australia.

Book Review: Digital Gold by Nathaniel Popper

By · May 2nd, 2021

Want to learn more about the engrossing history of Bitcoin? Join Hooi San Ng as she gives her verdict on the book ‘Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money’.

Is Airbnb perpetuating the rental crisis?

By · April 29th, 2021

Ever thought about the hidden costs of your holiday? Jack Myers explores the dark side of Airbnb and its contribution to the worsening rental crisis in regional Australia and around the world.

Golden Jubilee: Bangladesh’s Economic Success Story

By · April 29th, 2021

Bangladesh has celebrated its 50th year post-independence. Join Abrar as he explores the rich economic history behind the a country that has grown so much from after the war.

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