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Pluralism in the economics curriculum: why it is needed and how you can obtain it

By · July 10th, 2017

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.

eSports: another worthwhile conquest for the mighty economist

By · May 26th, 2017

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.

The right of recline

By · May 24th, 2017

Who should get control of the scare resource that is legroom? Amy Pereira investigates.

How do you solve a problem like inequality?

By · May 23rd, 2017

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?

The Fall of the Trump Travel Ban

By · May 21st, 2017

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.

#ESSADebate – to save or to spend?

By · May 21st, 2017

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!

Annual Publication Out Now!

By · May 20th, 2017

Enjoy our annual publications below!

Making America Great Again (at least for Trump’s friends)

By · May 20th, 2017

What Donald Trump plans to do to banking regulation in the US, and why it could cause another financial crisis.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Lessons learnt from the GFC and how to heed them

By · May 20th, 2017

The Global Financial Crisis highlighted the shortcomings of the financial sector and its exposure to risk. Fuelled by the failures of financial regulators, governments and central banks, many lessons can be learnt from the GFC.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

How did the GFC affect developing countries?

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Liberal Democracy

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Deutsche Bank and the Global Financial Crisis

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Australia and the GFC: a pair of star-crossed lovers

By · May 20th, 2017

Australia and the GFC were fated to never be together, but for more reasons than you might suspect. Kyneton Morris delivers a short analysis of the series of events and conditions that underpin Australia’s successful response to the GFC.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Capital inflows and the Global Financial Crisis

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

You get what you pay for: Behavioural economics and the GFC

By · May 20th, 2017

Although there were many causes of the Global Financial Crisis, it is evident that the irrational behaviour of individuals had a huge role to play.

A major behavioural factor that contributed to the GFC was risk-taking behaviour; both by the employees at financial institutions, and by the general public.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

The Underlying Causes of the ‘Global Financial Crisis’

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Risky business: the free insurance provided to banks

By · May 20th, 2017

It’s often disappointing to see governments bailing out financial institutions. “Let them fail!”, the public cries out. However, is this alternative any better? Moral hazard explores the consequences of banks knowing they can get away scot-free if things go belly up.
This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Uncertain Times, Bad Times

By · May 20th, 2017

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2017 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

Check out ESSA TV and Nominal Interest!

By · May 20th, 2017

Check out ESSA TV and Nominal Interest below!

Budget 2017: Housing affordability

By · May 14th, 2017

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.

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