Christine Li

Christine Li

Christine Li is a third-year Commerce student majoring in Economics, Arabic and formerly Development Studies at the University of Melbourne. Beginning at ESSA as a staff writer and later an editor, in 2014 she is the Melbourne Chief Editor. Considerations of equality and ethics have always coloured her approach to applying the study of the dismal science, with often surprising results.

Why economics? Simply put, it is a good way of understanding the world. Arguments and rants can only go so far; to widen our eyes and see the bigger picture we have to dive deep into the empirical world.

Nevertheless, as a form of leisure Christine thoroughly enjoys arguing and ranting, dissecting social policy and reading late into the night.

Free market, free women?

By · March 19th, 2015

Christine Li dissects the disparities in labour market outcomes between men and women.

How to regulate a legal cannabis market

By · August 17th, 2013

In our second marijuana-focussed article, Christine Li depicts the nuts and bolts of successfully regulating the market for cannabis.

The ALP Plays Around: Boot camp, Unemployment and the dole

By · August 5th, 2013

From the political to the pragmatic, Christine Li looks at the ALP’s motives behind its newest unemployment policy, and addresses concerns expressed by, amongst others, Andrew Baker at the Centre of Independent Studies.

Are We Pure or Impure Altruists?

By · June 7th, 2013

Christine Li explores the phenomenon of crowding out and the impacts that diversity within a community can have on altruism.

Why People Donate: A Story of Markets

By · May 12th, 2013

Why do you donate? Christine Li looks into our responsiveness when faced by different fundraising patterns and the challenges that non-profits face in the world today, in balancing their fundraising practices with such volatile potential givers in the market. How can one maximise their net revenue derived from donations?

Why we sometimes have to rob Peter to pay Paul

By · April 21st, 2013

University funding to take a hit? Before reaching for the torches and pitchforks, a bit of contemplation may temper the outrage.

A Game of Theory: Economics in Television

By · April 7th, 2013

On the back of the season three premiere, Christine Li explores how A Game of Thrones is really a multiplex system of game theory

The economics of charity: should beggars be choosers?

By · March 24th, 2013

How consumer theory can help those among us who consume the least.

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