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A Step Forwards and a Step Backwards: Aged Care and Childcare Reforms in Australia

By · November 1st, 2020

In this article, Akshita Vaid investigates the reforms in Aged Care and Childcare in the recent 2020 Federal Budget.

ESSA X Cainz Debate: Newspapers have more economic influence than news shown through television.

By · October 31st, 2020

Join ESSA and Cainz as they engage in friendly debates arguing the importance of newspapers and media.

Australia’s Super Priorities: Issues and Reforms

By · October 26th, 2020

In this article, Lachlan Hotchin discusses the underlying issues in Australia’s superannuation system and proposes reforms that could be implemented to address it.

Expanding Regional Australia: How the Federal Government Plans to Use Infrastructure to Expand Regional Economies

By · October 26th, 2020

In this article, Diarmuid Healy investigates what the 2020 budget has on offer for the communities of regional Australia.

Australia Stepping Down the Gender Equality Ladder: How the Budget Prioritises Men Over women

By · October 25th, 2020

In this article, Gouri Goyal investigates the underlying issues regarding gender inequality and how that connects to this year’s federal budget.

ESSA X Cainz Debate: Do policy makers put a high enough value on human life?

By · October 24th, 2020

Join ESSA and Cainz as they depict their astounding logical reasoning skills in this friendly debate about how policy makers value human life.

Job Ready or Job Illusion? Assessing the Higher Education Reforms by the Australian Government

By · October 19th, 2020

Are the new education reforms by the government making our workforce more job ready? Or is that just an illusion? Join Samuel Denham-White as he investigates the reforms implemented by the Australian government and what they mean for everyday Australians.

The Energy Supply Myth: Why The Government’s Gas Lead Recovery Plan Is Dubious At Best

By · October 15th, 2020

In this article, Benjamin Thompson analyses the merit behind the gas lead recovery spearheaded by the Australian government, and realises there’s not much merit to be found.

Taxing Times – Federal Priorities

By · October 15th, 2020

In this article, join Lachlan Hotchin as he investigates the underlying issues in Australia’s taxation system and analyses the reforms proposed by the Federal Government in this year’s budget.

Good economics for hard times by Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo

By · October 5th, 2020

“What is dangerous is not making mistakes, but to be so enamored of one’s point of view that one does not let facts get in the way. To make progress, we have to constantly go back to the facts, acknowledge our errors, and move on.” With this in mind, continue reading for this week’s book review on “Good Economics for Hard Times” by Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.

Gateway to global opportunity

By · October 3rd, 2020

The best discoveries are those that we search for without knowing what it is we expect to find.

The captured economy by Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles

By · September 20th, 2020

There’s a lot to be learned about economics beyond lecture halls, journals and the news. Books can provide a holistic, sometimes radically different, perspective on the role of economics. What can we learn from these books? With our new weekly book review, ESSA intends to find out. This time, read on for our review of: The Captured Economy

ESSA X CAINZ Debate: Is a zero cash rate necessary for Australia’s recession recovery?

By · September 20th, 2020

Stimulating the economy, is the latest question on everyone’s mind, but how do we do it? Join ESSA and Cainz as the debate the importance of a zero-cash rate in recovering from recessions.

‘WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato’ and the Australian casual worker

By · September 18th, 2020

The decision in WorkPac Pty Ltd v Rossato has been heralded as a ‘win’ for Australian casual workers but the economic implications prove far more complex. Tingnan Li delves into the decision to make sense of what it entails in the context of the great Australian saga of the casual workforce.

COVID-19 in the realm of insurance

By · September 17th, 2020

With the pandemic impacting every market participant, how has the insurance industry coped with its increased demand? Join Alexander Vounisios to understand how the industry is currently operating and what the future of insurance may look like.

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

By · September 13th, 2020

There’s a lot to be learned about economics beyond lecture halls, journals and the news. Books can provide a holistic, sometimes radically different, perspective on the role of economics. What can we learn from these books? With our new weekly book review, ESSA intends to find out. This time, read on for our review of: Thinking, Fast and Slow.

ESSA X Cainz DEBATE: “Has Abenomics been successful in Japan?”

By · September 12th, 2020

A dawn sets on the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ as Prime Minister Shizo Abe resigns. Thus, we examine the effectiveness of the policies implemented over his term for Japan.

$663,000 HECS debts and the Government’s new strategy

By · September 11th, 2020

Is the Government’s plan to abolish $663,000 HECS debts a necessary measure to minimise wastage of public funds, or is it taking things too far? Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw investigates.

Why measuring poverty isn’t that simple

By · September 7th, 2020

Measuring poverty isn’t as easy it looks. But economists are developing new ways to quantify it. Joel Lee investigates.

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

By · September 6th, 2020

There’s a lot to be learned about economics beyond lecture halls, journals and the news. Books can provide a holistic, sometimes radically different, perspective on the role of economics. What can we learn from these books? With our new weekly book review, ESSA intends to find out. Read on for our review of: Sapiens

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