A Russian and a Saudi walk into an Austrian bar: The global oil war that nobody heard about

By · April 9th, 2020

What links a market in Wuhan, a meeting in Vienna and everyday petrol stations in rural Kansas? Find out as Pinidu Chandrasekera unpacks the story about an oil war that would have dominated our screens.

Economics and pandemics: a relationship past, present and future

By · April 5th, 2020

Lawrence Huynh travels to a time forgotten to unravel the truth behind epidemics, and why they have so much power over humanity.

Where’s my flying car? Oh, and make it fuel-efficient with a side of congestion relief, please

By · April 2nd, 2020

There’s great potential for transport developments to solve the worldly problems of our time. So, what’s in store? Jessica Tang explores.

A Future to Strive For – Australia’s Medical Prowess

By · April 1st, 2020

Charles Huang delves deeper into the driving underlying business structures rooted in our medical facilities.

The economics of obesity

By · March 31st, 2020

Edward Meehan takes a closer look into the increasingly pertinent disease that’s replacing heart disease as Australia’s leading cause of death

Embracing the Influence of AI: Part I

By · March 31st, 2020

Ever wondered how Spotify suggests songs for your playlist that are up your alley? To bring AI to the domain of commerce, Amber Lee explores the current and future opportunities that AI presents for businesses.

The economics behind becoming an Instagram influencer

By · March 26th, 2020

Being an Instagram influencer is a legitimate job for many now and has been a game changer for businesses. Gabriel-Chenkov Shaw explores how Instagram has turned the world upside-down.

How does matching theory apply to university admissions?

By · March 24th, 2020

The definition of a market goes beyond the exchange of two tangible goods. Read on, as James Saligari explores matching theory’s relevance for university admissions.

Surely a well-researched, promising solution by economists would work in the real world, wouldn’t it?

By · March 20th, 2020

In his first article, Ze Xin Yuan highlights the discrepancy between economic research in academia and its application in the real world.

How panic buying in Hong Kong created demand for an unexpected commodity – toilet paper

By · March 18th, 2020

Anxiety, uncertainty, fear. Klinsmann Lee investigates how a period of viral outbreak sparks panic buying of toilet paper in Hong Kong.

China’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of China’s drug policy – From the Anti-Drug Law to death penalties.

Thailand’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of how Thailand handles drug issues.

Portugal’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

Klinsmann Lee investigates how Portugal managed to get some of the lowest rates of drug-induced deaths in Europe.

United Kingdom’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of how the United Kingdom tackles drug issues and why supply-side reduction is so important to it.

USA’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

53.2 million people in the United States had used drugs in 2018. How does the USA deal with the issues associated with misuse of drugs?

Mexico’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

How has Mexico’s drug policy changed over the years? From the heavily militarised years to a renewed focus on decriminalisation and rehabilitation.

Colombia’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

As the world’s largest producer of cocaine, how does Colombia deal with the associated drug issues?

Decomposing the economics behind orchestras

By · October 25th, 2019

The financial dilemma faced by orchestras across Australia seems dire. What can be done about it? Yan Tong He investigates.

The Pill; efficacy, accessibility and a conflict of interest?

By · October 23rd, 2019

Edward Meehan delves into the policy behind the calls to allow pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives and the resulting conflict of interest, that could lead to poorer health outcomes and fail the patients it sought to help.

A small, sad win against the blind pursuit of profit

By · October 18th, 2019

The Hayne Royal Commission may serve as a catalyst for the financial services industry to clean up its act, but the misconduct it uncovered was shocking. Felicia Leong explores.

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