Janet Yellen, US treasury Secretary and former Fed Chairmen, recently proposed a global minimum tax rate applying to all corporations regardless of where they are physically located. Join Ezekiel, as he examines the issue of companies off-shoring to ‘Tax-Havens’, and discusses the economic and political feasibility of moving to a global minimum corporate tax rate.
Join Diego as he delves into the economic inequality, leaving us with some insightful recommendations.
Are you in search of that next great book to read or podcast to listen to? Look no further and join ESSA’s editorial team as we recommend our favourite books and podcasts of the month, spanning the anthropology of debt, the work of a relatively unknown developmental economist and the psychology of white-collar criminals.
All around the world institutions have shaped the economic outcomes we see today. In this article, join Benjamin Thompson as he discusses the implications of institutional divergence around the world on economic growth and technological innovation.
The promise of Universal Basic Income (UBI), as popularised by Andrew Yang’s 2020 US presidential candidacy, has been the subject of widespread debate in recent years. Join Henry, as he provides an insight into the rationale behind this lucrative concept in public policy, and discusses its potential implications for the Australian economy.
The eyes of the world are watching as countries pioneer to meet their carbon emissions targets. The question is, where does Australia stand? In this publication, Ishika examines Australia’s stance of meeting green targets in its recent budget
Danielle Attwood discusses female economic empowerment in the context of the recent political scandals.
As the US starts to roll out Biden’s fiscal package, the inflation chatter has continued to intensify. Irene explores prominent economists’ views on the stimulus and whether inflation will become a serious concern.
Join Ben as he explores the role of international engagement in African development.
A limited budget is a major challenge for COVID-19 vaccination efforts in many developing countries. The idea of allowing the private sector to buy the vaccine has been proposed by some as a solution, Lam Do investigates why this may not be a good approach.
A combination of boredom, increased leisure time and a desire to learn a new skill are the motives behind the swathe of young investors entering the market for the first time. However, the prospect of fast, quick and easy money can be a deadly recipe to those who are unaware of the risks involved.
What lessons can governments learn from COVID 19 to guide future responses to recession? Join Edward Meehan as he unpacks what the economic impacts of the last year’s events can tell us about the role of gender in the Australian economy.
It is indisputably established that a single-use plastics ban is environmentally advantageous. But what does it mean for the wider economy? Join Sohan in his exploration and predication of the economic consequences.
Join David as he deep dives into the drug decriminalising dilemma.
Whether you like it or not, TikTok has taken the world by storm as the latest viral phenomenon. Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw explores how economic fundamentals are relevant to its functionality and impact on e-commerce.
Is censorship necessary for a functional society? Read on further, as our talented writers at ESSA and Cainz engage in a friendly debate, weighing up the pros and cons.
Are you struggling to keep up with lectures and deadlines? Are you easily distracted by YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or Reddit? It might be because you are exposing yourself to illogical thinking errors. Try out these tips to overcome procrastination based on cognitive-behaviour therapy. Say no to 4 a.m. assignments!
Why do unpredictable events seem predictable after they occur? Lauren Savige investigates how hindsight bias distorts our understanding of the past and affects decisions we make about the future.
With the meteoric success of Netflix and the video streaming industry becoming increasingly saturated with competing services, Geoffrey Go explores the tough competition in the industry.
The current rise of Bitcoin across the world has triggered a new debate about the usefulness of cryptocurrency and the role social media plays in its growth, join Mahnoor Tariq as she investigates the current and future dynamics of this industry.