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 economics behind the ‘living wage’ debate

By · March 19th, 2018

Australia has joined the global political trend towards greater wage regulation, with a recent campaign from the ACTU calling for a ‘living wage’. However, examining the predicted effects of such a change would reveal it to be based on misguided beliefs. Conor Yung explains.

Are pandas white elephants?

By · March 9th, 2018

Pandas are the world’s most expensive animal to keep in captivity. Julia Pham discusses the reasons behind panda conservation and explains why everything isn’t so black and white.

Are things getting better?

By · March 7th, 2018

How do twenty-first century problems stack up when viewed through a historical lens? Nick Henderson considers whether 200 years of context can change our perceptions.

Beauty products – is ‘natural’ really better than synthetic?

By · March 2nd, 2018

Are natural beauty products genuinely a healthier, environmentally and socially friendlier alternative? Thao-Mi Bui explores some of the hidden traps associated with the most recent pivot towards the natural health market.

Miracles in Wakanda

By · February 28th, 2018

Mitchell Harvey shows how economics can ruin an otherwise excellent movie. Once again, economics reinvigorates its reputation as ‘the dismal science’.

Understanding the NRA

By · October 24th, 2017

The National Rifle Association is arguably America’s most powerful – and most feared – lobby group. But why is the NRA so powerful? What does it do? Cassie Lew explores.

China is headed for breaking point – unless its institutions can change

By · October 20th, 2017

Nick Henderson considers the impact of China’s political institutions on its future, and argues that Chinese growth in its current form is unsustainable.

Does Blockchain live up to the hype?

By · October 18th, 2017

When celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and DJ Khaled start promoting cryptocurrencies, it’s safe to say that the blockchain space has well and truly caught the public’s attention. But is much of this hype just hot air? Solomon explores.

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