Effective altruism, as a philosophical movement, is gaining in popularity across the world. Join Josh as he provides an introduction to the philosophy behind this phenomenon and discusses the opportunity for economic concepts in mechanism design to optimise decision-making in this area.
What is the relationship between unemployment and mental health? Join Lucy Murphy as she discusses different perspectives on mental health, unemployment and possible solutions.
The Federal Government has previously committed to raising the Superannuation Guarantee to 12%. Join Travis Huynh as he investigates the macro-economic trade-offs associated with such a change.
Are you searching for that next great book to read or podcast to listen to? Are you wondering whether the lengthy article sent to you by THAT friend will really make for a pleasurable and stimulating read? To prevent such information asymmetries, join ESSA’s editorial team as we recommend the most interesting podcasts, books and articles that we come across each month.
In this article, join Nicholas Marinucci as he discusses the implications of inequality in Australia.
Join Lawrence as he delves into auction theory breaking down a historically rich procedure in many markets across the globe.
The current inflation targeting regime in Australia is falling short of meeting its policy goals, join Benjamin Thompson as he investigates how to redesign the current framework of monetary policy to allow the RBA to better achieve its mandate.
In this article, Akshita Vaid investigates the reforms in Aged Care and Childcare in the recent 2020 Federal Budget.
Join ESSA and Cainz as they engage in friendly debates arguing the importance of newspapers and media.
In this article, Lachlan Hotchin discusses the underlying issues in Australia’s superannuation system and proposes reforms that could be implemented to address it.
In this article, Diarmuid Healy investigates what the 2020 budget has on offer for the communities of regional Australia.
In this article, Gouri Goyal investigates the underlying issues regarding gender inequality and how that connects to this year’s federal budget.
Join ESSA and Cainz as they depict their astounding logical reasoning skills in this friendly debate about how policy makers value human life.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The best discoveries are those that we search for without knowing what it is we expect to find.
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
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.