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.

Oplan Tokhang: The Philippines’ War on Drugs

By · May 25th, 2018

Earlier this year, the Filipino government relaunched its violent crackdown on drugs. Sao Yang Hew discusses the unintended consequences of the infamous drug war on the people of the Philippines.

Cryptocurrency and the Future of Central Banking

By · May 24th, 2018

In the past months, we have seen massive variations in the values of cryptocurrencies. Earlier in the year, some predicted that people would soon replace their usage of traditional currencies with crypto-currencies. Michael Manoussakis explores the implications of such a change.

Is market concentration undermining wage growth?

By · May 23rd, 2018

Wage growth remains stubbornly low across the developed world. Do big companies hold too much power in the labour market? Miguel Ayala discusses the effects of these monopsonies on wages.

Vote trading: An economic and ethical perspective

By · May 18th, 2018

Thomas Goh looks closer at the practice of vote trading by elected representatives, drawing on social choice theory and political philosophy.

The economics of diversity

By · May 16th, 2018

The effect of ethnic diversity on development has long been a subject of fierce debate. Hasitha Jayatilake takes a close look at the key issues in this debate.

#ESSAdebate – The Cashless Economy

By · May 14th, 2018

With the rise of new technologies such as, ‘tap and pay phone apps,’ it is becoming easier and simpler for consumers to switch to cashless payments. Charan Naidoo and Ben Toohey discuss whether we should view the rising cashless economy positively or negatively.

"The Liberals are cutting $2 billion in university funding" - text on poster

Why free uni is the wrong thing to wish for

By · May 9th, 2018

Nick Henderson delivers his argument against government-funded higher education, contending that such a policy will do little to help the disadvantaged. An alternative point of focus is subsequently discussed.

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Do Our Decisions as Individual Consumers Truly Matter?

By · May 7th, 2018

Thomas Granger explores consumer agency, and asks; can your choices have a positive impact on the environment?

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