Another kind of dilemma

By · July 29th, 2015

Strategic interaction is not unique to humans. Charlie Mei shows how select species have proved apt at solving some of game theory’s most famous problems.

The EU QE experience so far

By · July 27th, 2015

In March 2015 the EU started its QE program. For success to be achieved it must navigate the secondary bond market, secrecy in bond purchases, and Greece.

Into the Asian Century: China, Australia and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

By · July 12th, 2015

What will China’s bank look like, and what will it mean for Australia?

The story of the real Australian economy: Part 4 – The federal budget & the victims of political folly

By · July 5th, 2015

In Part 4 of ‘the Story of the Real Australian Economy’, Ben looks at the foundations of fiscal policy and the impact of political motivations on the federal budget.

Passing on a passion for teaching

By · July 3rd, 2015

ESSA and UniMelb Alumnus and Teach For Australia Associate Christopher Weinberg welcomes his former Professor, Neville Norman, to teach his Year 12 Economics class, and share his passion for teaching.

When foreign aid does more harm than good

By · July 2nd, 2015

Justin Liu contemplates a scenario where foreign aid produces counterintuitive effects.

A bitter summer: Greece on the precipice

By · July 1st, 2015

A referendum has been called, global markets are frightened. Leon Obrenov outlines the latest developments in the Greek debt crisis, and discusses whether Greece has anything left to lose.

Part 1 of 3: Localised Agriculture – a Vision of the Future?

By · June 27th, 2015

In the first of a three piece series on sustainable agriculture, Josh Brown explores the idea of localisation from a Tasmanian perspective.

No taxation without contemplation

By · June 1st, 2015

In an age of ‘no taxation without procrastination’, Anisha Kidd considers what’s missing when we talk about tax.


By · May 28th, 2015

Elijah reflects on three and a half years of economics, and what it has meant to him.

The US Quantitative Easing experience

By · May 27th, 2015

Alex Woodruff wonders are US central bankers the most optimistic economists around? If not, why did they turn to QE and did it pay off?

The story of the real Australian economy: Part 3 – The RBA’s toolkit

By · May 26th, 2015

In Part 3 of ‘The Story of the Real Australian Economy’, Ben looks at monetary policy setting and the dilemma faced by the Reserve Bank of Australia in light of the economy’s structural problems.

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