The government spends $6 billion a year on rebates for private health insurance. Thao-Mi Bui investigates if such hefty expenditure is worth it.
For a country known for being so sunny, why aren’t there solar panels on every roof? Chris McHenry explores the ‘split incentive’ problem which prevents 30% of Australians living in rental properties from using solar energy.
One in four Australians is sleep deprived, a silent burden to Australia’s health care sector and productivity possibilities. Sarsha Crawley explores the national economic cost of insufficient sleep and how it constrains individual economic potential.
How much of what you’ve learnt in your degree is actually useful? Or is your degree just a piece of paper to show off at interviews? Conor Yung reopens the age-old debate about education and brings to you the perfect article to start off the semester and that might convince you to start skipping your lectures.
No matter your opinions on him personally, the US economy is seemingly booming under President Trump. But can this really be attributed to Trumponomics? Chris Craig investigates.
What if the splurge on a designer handbag offers more than just a fashion statement? With designer handbags often multiplying in resale value, Jessica Tang explores the phenomenon that is handbag investment.
With Christmas and Boxing Day sales around the corner, Nathan McClelland explores some of the alternative payment methods consumers have been turning towards.
Economics 101 tells us that competitive markets result in better value for consumers. Ismini Karamesinis, a regulatory analyst at the Essential Services Commission, explores how regulation is tackled in an area where monopolies rule.
With blockchain technology gaining more and more traction within the mainstream, Lemia Bickalo explores its potentially important role in transforming economies.
After analysing the politics of developing countries, Hasitha Jayatilake directs his focus to the economics of paying politicians in developed countries.
How do a Russian fiction writer’s works relate to economic theory? And does it really matter? Sao Yang Hew explains.
Cash is fast becoming a thing of the past, and as such the cashless society is upon us. Chris Craig dissects the ramifications of this shift in the way we pay.
With much-needed wit and humour, Nick diagnoses the otherwise very troubling illness that currently plagues public discourse – reductivist economic arguments.
Treating environmental policy as a means to economic growth has been largely unsuccessful. Sarsha Crawley explores how by prioritising happiness, Bhutan takes leaps in both economic and environmental prosperity.
After dissecting the taxation schemes of the former Treasurer, Jessica Tang continues her evaluation of Scott Morrison’s past policies, with an indication of what we can expect in the future.
The drama may have ended, but political uncertainty remains untouched as Scott Morrison assumes office as the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. In her two-part analysis, Jessica Tang critically examines the public policy of Australia’s former Treasurer.
Can we really change the world? Can we really build a heavenly utopia on Earth? Sao Yang Hew uses the perspective of a Russian author’s psychological literature to answer these questions.
In a corporate landscape seemingly rife with dubious activity and insufficient regulatory reach, the ACCC’s game theory based whistleblower approach to cartels may be an unexpected diamond in the rough. Tingnan Li forgoes a cape but nevertheless investigates this unlikely hero.
Miguel Ayala puts an economic lens over mega sporting events and examines the costs and benefits for host countries committing to significant investments in these long-term projects.
Jasmine Nguyen explains the rationale for the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the necessary interventions to get it working as intended.