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Effective Altruism: Economic Design For Drowning Children

By · March 18th, 2021

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.

“If… then…”: Are mental health problems a cause or effect of unemployment?

By · March 17th, 2021

What is the relationship between unemployment and mental health? Join Lucy Murphy as she discusses different perspectives on mental health, unemployment and possible solutions.

Should the Superannuation Guarantee increase to 12%?

By · March 15th, 2021

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.

ESSA’s Monthly Highlights: March

By · March 15th, 2021

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.

Is everyone getting a fair go in Australia?

By · March 14th, 2021

In this article, join Nicholas Marinucci as he discusses the implications of inequality in Australia.

The Bid Idea: What the World Could Learn from Auction Theory

By · March 10th, 2021

Join Lawrence as he delves into auction theory breaking down a historically rich procedure in many markets across the globe.

Revisiting Monetary Policy: Current Issues, Temporary Price Level Targeting and the Productivity Norm Rule

By · March 4th, 2021

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.

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.

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