Eddie Go

Eddie Go

Eddie is a final year Commerce/Science student at Monash University, majoring in economics and geography. Drawn to economics and its many applications, he joined ESSA to provide his economic take on a variety of interests, from politics to the environment.

As the chief editor of ESSA’s Monash branch, Eddie strives to support a diverse team of student writers and editors in their efforts to communicate important economic ideas.

Saving the Murray, one incentive at a time

By · May 6th, 2017

In the Murray-Darling Basin, water is valued as both a vital commodity and an ecological necessity. Market-based approaches towards water management have struggled to balance these competing demands, writes Eddie Go.

Why boycotts are sometimes more talk than action

By · February 17th, 2017

Consumers have a history of speaking out with their wallets when firms behave badly, but exactly what does this entail? Eddie Go explores the economics behind the consumer boycott.

When voters lie…

By · October 14th, 2016

When a rational American voter heads to the polls next month, we naturally assume they’ll be casting a vote for their favourite presidential candidate. Eddie Go explains how the plurality voting system used in US elections challenges this assumption and fosters the practice of insincere voting.

Fate of the public library

By · September 7th, 2016

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.

The Endorsement Game

By · August 10th, 2016

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.

Election 2016: Same Sex Marriage

By · July 2nd, 2016

The push for same sex marriage has gained more and more momentum in recent years. Eddie Go contrasts the different attitudes and policies towards same sex marriage espoused by our major political parties.

The Swedish Brains Behind the Welfare State

By · May 4th, 2016

Few places in the world have managed to maintain strong economies with high tax rates and welfare spending. Eddie Go delves into the Swedish origins of the unique Scandinavian model.

This article first appeared in Short Supply 2016 – check out the full magazine via the Short Supply tab at the top of this page!

The embargo has gotta go

By · April 4th, 2016

For decades, the Cuban economy has been constrained under strict communist rule. Eddie Go makes an economic case for re-establishing trade and other economic relations between the U.S. and Cuba in light of Obama’s historic visit to the island.

The New Netflix Economy

By · March 14th, 2016

As Netflix prepares to celebrate its first birthday in Australia, Eddie Go reflects on how the popular streaming service has reshaped consumer demand and shaken up the entertainment industry.

Learning to Pay – The Hefty Price of Textbooks

By · February 24th, 2016

Its that time of the year when students are reminded of the often exorbitant prices of textbooks. Eddie Go provides the story behind the price tag.

Turnbull’s new economic mandate and the big ‘ideas boom’

By · December 13th, 2015

Eddie Go gives a brief overview of the new PM’s plans for a more innovative Australia and discusses the emerging shifts in economic policy.

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