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The classroom monopoly – why graphing calculators cost so much

By · September 17th, 2014

Phillip O’Riordan examines Texas Instruments’ monopoly on the graphing calculator market.

Should Americans be worrying about tax inversions?

By · September 15th, 2014

Chandan Hegde offers insight regarding whether the antagonism towards tax inversions is justified.

What we can and should do about IS

By · September 15th, 2014

Matthew Rao applies rational thinking to how civilisation should approach the Islamic State.

Editors’ Picks – 14 September 2014

By · September 14th, 2014

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.

Economics in the pub: money supply and inflation

By · September 13th, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis recounts a passionate pub debate about money supply and inflation. He then examines the empirical basis for the popular quantity theory of money.

Subsidising mega-sports events: good or bad call?

By · September 11th, 2014

In the first of a two-part instalment, Robert Greco attempts to uncover the economic truth behind subsidising a mega-sports event.

Portrait of a paradox

By · September 9th, 2014

Anna Schuck explores some of the economic curiosities of the art market.

Ross Garnaut and the state of China’s emissions

By · September 8th, 2014

Olivia Robins recaps and adds her two cents to Professor Garnaut’s public lecture at the University of Melbourne.

The Australian negative gearing tax concession and housing affordability (Part 2)

By · September 7th, 2014

Oscar Han continues to examine whether the tax concession has decreased housing affordability.

Editor’s Picks – 7 September 2014

By · September 7th, 2014

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.

The Australian negative gearing tax concession and housing affordability (Part 1)

By · September 6th, 2014

Oscar Han examines whether the tax concession has decreased housing affordability.

The state of the state

By · September 5th, 2014

In the lead up to the November state election, Brody Viney takes a look at how the Victorian economy is tracking.

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ESSA event — Q&A 2014

Tuesday 23rd September, 6:30pm — 6 days away.

The Economics Students Society of Australia's premier event, Q&A, will see an expert panel fielding questions on economics, politics and society. Held at Federation Square, adjacent to Flinders St Station, the event offers a medium for students to question some of Australia's foremost thinkers and commentators. Panel members include Judith Sloan and Patricia Karvelas of The Australian, Alan Oster of NAB, Former Government Minister Craig Emerson and Leith van Onselen of MacroBusiness.

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