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.

Do you have what it takes to be a YouTube star?

By · May 25th, 2015

Olivia Robins observes YouTubers in their natural habitat, preparing herself for her one shot at making it big.

Editors’ Picks — 24th May 2015

By · May 24th, 2015

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

Pirates from Down Under

By · May 24th, 2015

Netflix might have arrived, but Australians still get a raw deal when it comes to accessing content. Is it any wonder we’re a nation of pirates?

A hard think about soft drink

By · May 23rd, 2015

The sugar content of soft-drinks and other sugary drinks has been linked with negative health and welfare outcomes. So what measures should be taken by policy-makers? Kathryn St. John evaluates the policy options.

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