Ideology ain’t dead

By · December 22nd, 2014

It might be fashionable to say otherwise, but the big ideas are still at play in modern Australia. Brody Viney finds them hiding in plain sight, and reflects on their importance for economists as well as voters.

Obama’s last shot

By · December 17th, 2014

Matthew Rao outlines the two key areas the Obama administration must focus on in its remaining years.

Does Abenomics deserve a mandate?

By · December 10th, 2014

Matthew Rao examines the impact of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic approach two years on.

Inequality from a different Engel

By · December 9th, 2014

Inspired by last semester’s encounter with Engel’s Law, Daniel Tan posits an unsettling conjecture about income inequality and the future of consumption growth

Wisdom via iTunes: Understanding the booming podcast market and what’s worth a listen

By · December 4th, 2014

Chris Weinberg dissects the rise, fall, and rise again of podcasts.

Emotion, memory and history: The economics of nostalgia

By · December 1st, 2014

Alex Setiawan explains why people buy outdated items, and things associated with them.

How Victoria should tax property

By · October 27th, 2014

Joey Moloney explains why moving to a land value tax and away from stamp duty makes economic sense.

Behavioural economics: why do we study at university?

By · October 27th, 2014

Alex Setiawan discusses the reasons why university students pursue higher education.

Increasing interest in higher education reform

By · October 27th, 2014

Jessica Stone details the heftier interest charges that student loans may soon attract.

Welfare economics: should Australia abolish the Age Pension?

By · October 23rd, 2014

Alex Setiawan discusses whether the Australian government should actively plan to abolish the Age Pension in the future.

The Bretton Woods summit

By · October 20th, 2014

William Johnson takes a look back at the conference that changed post-war economics.

Do the global rich inflict extreme poverty on the global poor?

By · October 19th, 2014

Emily Vuong examines the argument that the current global institutional order is responsible for the suffering of the world’s poor.

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