Brody Viney

Brody Viney

In the final year of his Arts degree, Brody has started writing for ESSA as a way to give voice to the ideas which angrily buzz around his head. He majors in both Economics and English and can only remain sane by staying in the ‘zen’ point of balance between the two contrasting disciplines.

Brody is passionate about Australian politics, and in particular the ways in which economic theory informs (and misinforms) political ideology. He wants to be part of Australia’s political and economic debate, and see more consideration given to inequality, environmental constraints and pigovian taxation.

He’s also a one eyed Collingwood supporter, and yes, he has all his teeth.

Ideology ain’t dead

By · December 22nd, 2014

It might be fashionable to say otherwise, but the big ideas are still at play in modern Australia. Brody Viney finds them hiding in plain sight, and reflects on their importance for economists as well as voters.

Off-season economics

By · October 10th, 2014

Brody Viney provides five top tips from economics for clubs and recruiters in the AFL’s silly season.

The state of the state

By · September 5th, 2014

In the lead up to the November state election, Brody Viney takes a look at how the Victorian economy is tracking.

Carbon cost: reflecting upon the repeal

By · July 18th, 2014

Brody Viney ponders the intersection of economics and climate change policy.

Gaming the system: predicting university fee decisions

By · June 27th, 2014

With debate heating up over the future of university fees, Brody Viney tries his hand at fortune telling – the game theory way.

Taxation gone topsy-turvy

By · May 23rd, 2014

In the shadow of the deficit tax, Brody Viney investigates the murky truth of Australia’s taxation history.

Environmental accounts: the future for a balanced budget

By · April 25th, 2014

Brody Viney explores the natural capital that is left out of our national accounts, and the burgeoning conversation about ecological economics.

The Great Recession that we dodged

By · March 28th, 2014

In his ESSA debut, Brody Viney counts Australia’s lucky stars as other nations remain fraught with fiscal uncertainty.

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