Should we give gifts? Justin Liu makes a compelling case for why we should not…
Is it time to abandon the age-old institution that has educated people for generations? Eddie Go considers the important role public libraries still have in the digital economy.
“Faster, Higher, Stronger”? Edmund Kemsley explains why hosting the 2016 Summer Olympic Games will not make the local and national economic prospects stronger in Brazil.
Sharing is an everyday phenomenon that we often take for granted. Lokuge explores the question of whether we are sharing efficiently.
Whenever a high profile event sells out, you can be sure that ticket scalpers are at work, endeavouring to make profits at the expense of those who missed out. Taylor Nugent explores why arbitrageurs succeed and explains the economics behind ticket scalping.
And the most liveable city in the world is… Eloise Hesse explores how Melbourne has once again topped the list of liveable cities and why the measure may not be all it seems.
Forget your hair. Forget your outfit. All the Commball prep you need to think about is right here. ESSA’s Commballnomics is back for another year.
Ahead of tonight’s big debate between Melbourne and Monash, Matt Lagamba weighs in on the universal basic income.
This year’s issue of Short Supply features articles about the history of economic thought, tracing the history and progress of economics through the work of nine different theorists.
Muffins or croissants? Pizza or pasta? Can’t decide? Louise Yun explores why.
Laura Foo takes a look at online auction platform, Akagu, to see whether its non-traditional auction style really does mean that you can score a fantastic deal on designer items.
2000 incident reports leaked from the Nauru Regional Processing Centre tell a harrowing story of suffering. Leon Obrenov reflects on a national shame.
Tourists flock to Australia every year for a working holiday, taking advantages of Australia’s comparatively generous policies for visitors who want to work and travel. However, that might all be about to change, and tourists and employers alike aren’t happy.
In a politically polarised America where the major party nominees are widely resented, who have the influential chosen to back? Eddie Go dissects the strategies and rationale behind endorsing (or even shunning) a presidential contender.
Is perfect completion feasible in a world where there is imperfect knowledge? Edmund Kemsley explores how information asymmetry can lead to market degradation and, in extreme cases, failure.
‘Suvi Lokuge investigates whether it pays to be pretty.’
Sabre Konidaris takes the calculator to the counter in a quest to find the most efficient lunch on campus
Statistics show that income inequality in the US is rising. However, Taylor Nugent explores how this problem is much less the fault of the labour market than people realise.
Australia has some of the most relaxed laws on making political donations. Eloise Hesse explores how this allows undue influence from donors, while leaving voters in the dark.
With the second recount for the seat of Herbert beginning tomorrow night, one thing’s for sure: marginal seats get a lot of attention. What might a swing against an incumbent mean for you?