By mapping out the mechanics of a classic story using game theory, David Huang examines the idea of reputation, its importance and associated strategies.
Ever wondered how efficiently you type? Cordelia Foo examines the origins of the QWERTY keyboard and how it came to be the universal standard.
Matthew Rao examines the flaws in new conservative economic thinking. Can new conservatives reconcile their defence of strong communities with their commitment to economic rationalism?
In their ESSA debut, Dan Clayton-Chubb and John Davis (two medical students and soon to be doctors) commence an exploration into one of history’s greatest thinkers.
March’s infographic looks at the employment disadvantage facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Why ending the Fed could be one of the best decisions America ever makes.
Olivia Robins uses game theory to explain how one small Belgian café’s costs have been changed by globalisation.
“You don’t get nuthin for nuthin.” Professor Stephen King discusses the illusion and the reality of cross-subsidies, and who really bears the costs of the postal service, the gas reservation scheme and the NBN.
The free access to film and television is slowly becoming the social norm. Annie Cao uncovers the game-changing effects of internet piracy that have changed the landscape of the industry.
In his ESSA debut, Brody Viney counts Australia’s lucky stars as other nations remain fraught with fiscal uncertainty.
With many exciting technologies well on their way, Robert Greco singles out the driverless car and canvasses the economic benefits the economy could expect from its arrival.
Cynthia Huang examines the link between technology and economics. Can gadgets enhance human rationality?
Why would you raise the minimum wage? Chandan Hegde weighs in on the economic dilemma playing out in the U.S.
Marco Madzzar analyses the US post-GFC and explains the concerning trends of growing income inequality that the US faces.
Yannis Goutzamanis examines the dangers of the unregulated use of self-managed super funds, and how it could undermine the entire public policy rationale behind superannuation.
Both market-based and centrally planned economies went down the inevitable path of industrialisation during the 20th century. Emily Vuong reflects on the unique experiences of Japan and China.
First the free market. Then Enron. Then the GFC. Is the market inherently immoral?
Philip O’Riordan examines the economic rationale behind prize-linked savings accounts.
Matthew Vethecan explores Angus Deaton’s new book, The Great Escape, which tells the story of how most of mankind’s escape to affluence has left some behind, and what we should do to help.
Monopolies so often get away with price gouging their customers. Examples are all around us and one particular instance seems to go beyond simply prices. Lachlan Walden investigates.