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.

To switch or not to switch: Daylight saving analysed

By · October 9th, 2019

Last weekend most Australians switched their clocks forward one hour in a time-honoured tradition. What is the point of this worldwide ritual, and is it causing us more harm than good? Chris Craig takes a look.

Wasting your ATAR

By · October 5th, 2019

Nick Henderson looks back on past mistakes, and considers how we might better prepare school-leavers for their academic and professional futures

Learning a thing or two from inter-governmental co-operation

By · September 27th, 2019

In times when inter-governmental cooperation seems at worst laughable (and at best naively optimistic), a longstanding example of its triumphs (and challenges) exists in the federal and state sharing of education policy. Tingnan Li investigates this unassuming system.

Making sense of a “stable” North Korean economy

By · September 24th, 2019

Despite increasing sanctions and international pressure, the North Korean economy seems to be more stable than before. Sao Yang Hew investigates why.

Why the level of U.S debt is meaningless

By · September 22nd, 2019

U.S government debt continues to spiral upwards at a rapid rate. Each day, the US debt clock keeps climbing, and, at the time of publication, stood at over $22.5 trillion US dollars, or 105.67% of GDP. [1] It’s like a balloon that won’t stop expanding. But can it actually burst? We’ll take a look at […]

Climate Change: humanity’s biggest externality

By · September 18th, 2019

Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw explores an economically driven solution to climate change: intervention to fundamentally change the incentives of big polluters.

The Rise and Fall of the Advertising Model – The Adblocker Problem

By · September 17th, 2019

If I asked you whether you’ve had an adblocker installed on your devices at some point, you’d probably look at me as if I’d asked whether the sky was blue. After all, who wants to be interrupted in the middle of a video with the sixteenth Grammarly ad in a row; it’s as if they […]

Understanding Hong Kong Property Prices

By · September 15th, 2019

A long history, an uncertain future and unique geography all contribute to Hong Kong’s equally eccentric housing market. Klinsmann Lee explores.

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