Danielle Wood, the National and Victorian Chair of the Women in Economics Network, shares her reflections on the 2017 Federal Budget to the National Press Club.
A common criticism levelled at economics departments is that their teaching focuses too narrowly on neoclassical ideas and does not properly explore other schools of thought within the discipline. Tim Thornton argues for a change of approach, and demonstrates one way you can explore economic pluralism if you so desire.
With sports economics dominating a fair share of work for an economist, how can electronic sports fit into this domain? Kyneton delves into the world of videogames and their impact on sports entertainment.
Who should get control of the scare resource that is legroom? Amy Pereira investigates.
Income inequality has become a hot-button issue in recent years. Statistics demonstrate that Australia and most of the rest of the world are becoming more unequal? But how did we get to this point? How does this affect the economy? And what is to be done about it?
After the block of both Trump travel bans, abuse of executive powers is at the forefront of American political discourse. Laura Waring outlines how the Administration tried and failed to ban a substantial portion of the Muslim world from being able to travel to the United States.
To save or to spend, that is the dilemma facing many of us today. Julia Pham and Justin Liu go head to head in an #ESSADebate on what you should be doing with your money in your 20s. Have a read and then vote for your favourite in our poll to crown the winner, once and for all!
Housing affordability is the hot-button issue of Australian politics at the moment. Did Scott Morrison’s much-vaunted Budget make it easier for you to buy a house? Bilal Ibrahim explores what you need to know.
The announcement of the Turnbull Government’s intention to commit to a massive increase in funding for Australian schools has upturned Australian politics. Andrew Wong explores the ramifications of ‘Gonski 2.0’.
Using economic models, Suvi Lokuge examines immigration policy and attempts to answer the age-old question – do immigrants steal jobs from native workers?
As economics is turning into an empirical science, what should be the role of an economist, and should economics refocus from ‘philosophy’ to ‘plumbing’? Fredrik Thor investigates.
As Scott Morrison hands out his second budget, ESSA Writers provide their thoughts and reactions.
It seems that it makes good economic sense to support marriage equality. Jasmine Nguyen discusses its positive impacts on the Australian economy.
In the Murray-Darling Basin, water is valued as both a vital commodity and an ecological necessity. Market-based approaches towards water management have struggled to balance these competing demands, writes Eddie Go.
Society and popular culture portrays honesty as noble and lying as immoral. We claim to hate lying politicians, but at the same time happily vote them into office without hesitation. Andrew Wong explores this paradox.
Climate change policy in Australia has fluctuated over the past ten years, perhaps at the behest of continuity required to successfully address the problem. Zecheng Han explores why this is the case.
Callum Filshie explores how some premium subscription apps are much more worthwhile than others, despite all taking advantage of usage pressure.
We all donate to charity, what impact is our money having?
Parking at Monash is terrible, but it’s not because the administration hates you. Justin Liu explains why there’s literally nothing anyone can do about it.
Charlie Lyons Jones explores why a ‘pivot’ to China is not on the cards for Australia, despite the increasing connections between the two states.