How does matching theory apply to university admissions?

By · March 24th, 2020

The definition of a market goes beyond the exchange of two tangible goods. Read on, as James Saligari explores matching theory’s relevance for university admissions.

Surely a well-researched, promising solution by economists would work in the real world, wouldn’t it?

By · March 20th, 2020

In his first article, Ze Xin Yuan highlights the discrepancy between economic research in academia and its application in the real world.

How panic buying in Hong Kong created demand for an unexpected commodity – toilet paper

By · March 18th, 2020

Anxiety, uncertainty, fear. Klinsmann Lee investigates how a period of viral outbreak sparks panic buying of toilet paper in Hong Kong.

China’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of China’s drug policy – From the Anti-Drug Law to death penalties.

Thailand’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of how Thailand handles drug issues.

Portugal’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

Klinsmann Lee investigates how Portugal managed to get some of the lowest rates of drug-induced deaths in Europe.

United Kingdom’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

An overview of how the United Kingdom tackles drug issues and why supply-side reduction is so important to it.

USA’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

53.2 million people in the United States had used drugs in 2018. How does the USA deal with the issues associated with misuse of drugs?

Mexico’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

How has Mexico’s drug policy changed over the years? From the heavily militarised years to a renewed focus on decriminalisation and rehabilitation.

Colombia’s Drug Policy

By · October 27th, 2019

As the world’s largest producer of cocaine, how does Colombia deal with the associated drug issues?

Decomposing the economics behind orchestras

By · October 25th, 2019

The financial dilemma faced by orchestras across Australia seems dire. What can be done about it? Yan Tong He investigates.

The Pill; efficacy, accessibility and a conflict of interest?

By · October 23rd, 2019

Edward Meehan delves into the policy behind the calls to allow pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives and the resulting conflict of interest, that could lead to poorer health outcomes and fail the patients it sought to help.

A small, sad win against the blind pursuit of profit

By · October 18th, 2019

The Hayne Royal Commission may serve as a catalyst for the financial services industry to clean up its act, but the misconduct it uncovered was shocking. Felicia Leong explores.

Crowdfunding: A flipside to investment or a flop?

By · October 17th, 2019

Despite crowdfunding offering a fresh and exciting way for amateur investors to test the waters, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. Jessica Tang takes a look at why. 

To switch or not to switch: Daylight saving analysed

By · October 9th, 2019

Last weekend most Australians switched their clocks forward one hour in a time-honoured tradition. What is the point of this worldwide ritual, and is it causing us more harm than good? Chris Craig takes a look.

Wasting your ATAR

By · October 5th, 2019

Nick Henderson looks back on past mistakes, and considers how we might better prepare school-leavers for their academic and professional futures

Learning a thing or two from inter-governmental co-operation

By · September 27th, 2019

In times when inter-governmental cooperation seems at worst laughable (and at best naively optimistic), a longstanding example of its triumphs (and challenges) exists in the federal and state sharing of education policy. Tingnan Li investigates this unassuming system.

Making sense of a “stable” North Korean economy

By · September 24th, 2019

Despite increasing sanctions and international pressure, the North Korean economy seems to be more stable than before. Sao Yang Hew investigates why.

Why the level of U.S debt is meaningless

By · September 22nd, 2019

U.S government debt continues to spiral upwards at a rapid rate. Each day, the US debt clock keeps climbing, and, at the time of publication, stood at over $22.5 trillion US dollars, or 105.67% of GDP. [1] It’s like a balloon that won’t stop expanding. But can it actually burst? We’ll take a look at […]

Climate Change: humanity’s biggest externality

By · September 18th, 2019

Gabriel Chenkov-Shaw explores an economically driven solution to climate change: intervention to fundamentally change the incentives of big polluters.

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