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.

A game of cartel combat

By · September 19th, 2018

In a corporate landscape seemingly rife with dubious activity and insufficient regulatory reach, the ACCC’s game theory based whistleblower approach to cartels may be an unexpected diamond in the rough. Tingnan Li forgoes a cape but nevertheless investigates this unlikely hero.

The economic contribution of mega sporting events and professional sport

By · September 14th, 2018

Miguel Ayala puts an economic lens over mega sporting events and examines the costs and benefits for host countries committing to significant investments in these long-term projects.

Getting the market ready for the NDIS

By · September 12th, 2018

Jasmine Nguyen explains the rationale for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the necessary interventions to get it working as intended.

Does the collapse of the Turkish lira pose more than just a local threat?

By · August 31st, 2018

The Turkish lira has had a rough start to 2018. Nathan McClelland explores the factors propelling its downward spiral, and whether the global economy could be affected.

Global health in a globalised world

By · August 29th, 2018

Globalisation has allowed for a great dispersion of medical technologies and has enriched countries, providing them with more capital to invest in their health systems. It has also left communities vulnerable and poor, exacerbating inequalities. A balance needs to be found, writes Lemia Bickalo.

Spills and Thrills: Liberal Party in Disarray Over Dutton Leadership Challenge

By · August 23rd, 2018

Many of us thought that the Liberal party leadership spill on Tuesday would end internal tensions between the conservative and moderate factions of the Liberal party, however, it was just the start of a tumultuous week. Winona Horton from the Political Interest Society discusses this weeks Turnbull-Dutton Saga and it’s significance to Australian politics.

How much should politicians be paid? (Part 1 of 2)

By · August 21st, 2018

Are countries getting it right when it comes to politicians’ salaries? In this two-part series, Hasitha Jayatilake explores the merits to increasing pay and benefits for lawmakers.

The rationality of consuming addictive substances

By · August 17th, 2018

People often think of addiction as being diametrically opposed to rationality. Yet why do so many consume addictive substances? And what makes them addictive?

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