Modern economists have consistently failed to predict and explain the business cycle. Mitchell Harvey argues that an old idea, long rejected by the mainstream economics profession, may be worth reconsidering.
In the age of distraction, video games are becoming a larger part of our lives. Tony Xie investigates how publishers are adopting new revenue models to take advantage of this growing market.
US equities have had a shaky start to 2018. Nathan McClelland explores some of the possible reasons for this volatility.
In an age of rising populism around the world due to political disengagement often we assume that our democratic system is flawed. Dan Crowley discusses voter dissatisfaction and the merits of Australian democracy.
Is this the beginning of the end for the largest luxury fashion houses? What can the likes of Gucci and Chanel do to fight back against the tide of fast fashion and e-commerce? Tingnan Li investigates.
Aquaculture is a fast-growing industry with the power to revolutionise the way humans obtain their seafood. Liam Zippel explores the benefits of this industry in Australia.
With the world’s two largest economic powers hurtling towards a trade war after the US accused China of unfair trading practices, Thomas Goh delves into China’s trading practices to determine whether these accusations are justified.
Sam Triantafillopoulos breaks down the disconnect between academic and real-world economics and suggests how we can bridge that gap.
Due to the impact of globalisation many companies are outsourcing their IT departments in order to remain competitive. But how will this shift affect employees in the IT workforce? Callum Filshie explains.
Amy Pereira discusses the not-so-sweet side of the maple-syrup industry.
Lemia Bickalo discusses why exporting services is the key to Australia’s new road to prosperity.
Australia has joined the global political trend towards greater wage regulation, with a recent campaign from the ACTU calling for a ‘living wage’. However, examining the predicted effects of such a change would reveal it to be based on misguided beliefs. Conor Yung explains.
Pandas are the world’s most expensive animal to keep in captivity. Julia Pham discusses the reasons behind panda conservation and explains why everything isn’t so black and white.
How do twenty-first century problems stack up when viewed through a historical lens? Nick Henderson considers whether 200 years of context can change our perceptions.
Are natural beauty products genuinely a healthier, environmentally and socially friendlier alternative? Thao-Mi Bui explores some of the hidden traps associated with the most recent pivot towards the natural health market.
Mitchell Harvey shows how economics can ruin an otherwise excellent movie. Once again, economics reinvigorates its reputation as ‘the dismal science’.
The National Rifle Association is arguably America’s most powerful – and most feared – lobby group. But why is the NRA so powerful? What does it do? Cassie Lew explores.
Nick Henderson considers the impact of China’s political institutions on its future, and argues that Chinese growth in its current form is unsustainable.
When celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather, Paris Hilton and DJ Khaled start promoting cryptocurrencies, it’s safe to say that the blockchain space has well and truly caught the public’s attention. But is much of this hype just hot air? Solomon explores.
Many students would argue that coffee is the primary causal factor behind their success. Is it also the key to success for those in poverty? Thao-Mi Bui investigates.