Dr Mike Pottenger explains the utility of the skills to be learned from the compulsory first-year statistics unit, in the context of a zombie apocalypse.
Joey Moloney tells the story of Joseph Stalin’s attempts at rapid industrialisation in the pre-World War II era.
John Lodewijks details the benefits of learning about economic history and its importance to the success of economists, present and future.
Emily Vuong presents a scathing evaluation of the predominant free-market ideology.
Jessica Stone holistically examines the cause, development and impact of the EU crisis.
Aristidi Armstrong makes the case for governments keeping their decision making free of religious influences – the economy will thank them for it!
Do you possess an insatiable thirst for knowledge? Mike Pottenger recounts his journey to becoming an academic and shares a few valuable pointers for anyone considering doing the same.
Is the economist’s astute (and sometimes uncharitable) nature born or bred? Professor Stephen King explains.
ESSA’s first infographic explores automotive manufacturing following the recent closure announcements by Toyota and Holden.
Rob Brooker tells the story of mega projects, engineering construction works and private sector labour. How will the mining investment saga end?
Most of Washington’s economic debate is over the long-standing budget deficit and the national debt, when the focus for policymakers should be on the long-term crisis in unemployment.
In the series end, Kim Liu offers suggestions to maximise and incentivise voluntary emission reductions as an alternative to the Direct Action Plan.
With the Bernanke reign coming to an end last week, Marco Madzzar reflects on the performance of the Federal Reserve during the global financial crisis, and looks to the new economic landscape for the Federal Reserve under Yellen in the post-GFC era.
How and when, if ever, should the ethanol industry be subsidised? Ben Brooks from the Left Right Think-Tank talks about the cosy link between biofuel production and politics.
Joey Moloney explores the effect of Australia’s ever-increasing affluence on the political expectations of the general public.
Professor Stephen King questions the government’s investment in Australia Post in light of the NBN’s impact on the standard letter.
Kim Liu puts forth an alternative way to auction off carbon abatement while maximising profits and corporate truth-telling.
UNSW researcher Gigi Foster brings to life the seminal ideas of Adam Smith, father of free market economics, in a series of blogs.
In reminding us of what the welfare system is all about, Peter Whiteford lays bare the facts on long-term welfare dependency and finds surprisingly little truth to the ‘maker-or-taker’ attitudes toward social security.
Just how big of a problem is middle class welfare?
A rigorous examination of the impacts of government benefits and taxes on income by ANU professor Peter Whiteford.