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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.

Economics students and the selfish stereotype

By · May 21st, 2019

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most selfish of them all? Could it possibly be economics students? Jessica Tang investigates the roots of this popular stereotype.

Will the upcoming Federal Election be won with Policy or History?

By · May 14th, 2019

We are drawing ever closer to May 18, the day when the nation’s voters will make their way to a polling booth, enjoy a snag in the name of democracy, and ultimately judge our political leaders on whether they should run the country the next three years. This individual judgment will be influenced by a […]

Federal election 2019: A primer on immigration policy

By · May 12th, 2019

Immigration is an ever-present issue in the political debate. Discourse on immigration policy has still been dominated by the need to find a solution to the 950 refugees, currently stuck on offshoring processing centers[1]. This issue is complicated by the need to counterbalance resettlement, whilst, preventing the practice of ‘people smuggling’. According to the UN, […]

Deriving economic insights from Twitter and Spotify

By · May 10th, 2019

How are Twitter and Spotify being used to infer economic decisions? Sarsha Crawley explores how big data about user emotions is leveraged from Twitter and Spotify to predict economic activity and consumer sentiment.

Federal Election 2019: A primer on environmental policy

By · May 7th, 2019

Chris McHenry breaks down how we can expect each party to treat the environment upon coming into power.

Federal Election 2019: A primer on healthcare policy

By · May 7th, 2019

Labor Healthcare is a key pillar of the Australian Labour Party’s (ALP) election campaign. In particular, there is a focus on the quality of public hospitals, cancer services and preventive health measures. Labor’s healthcare policy pivots around the fundamental election promise of delivery of the Better Hospitals Fund[1] over 2019-2025[2]. Worth $2.8 billion,[3] the package’s […]

Federal Election 2019: A primer on welfare policy

By · May 7th, 2019

Curious about what will happen to our welfare system depending on which party gets voted in? Nick Henderson breaks it down with a healthy dose of humour.

Federal Election 2019: A primer on tax policy

By · May 7th, 2019

Jessica Tang breaks down and compares each major party’s promises for tax policy in the lead up to the election.

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