Emily is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Economics and Management.
Emily joined the ESSA writing team because she believes economics’ ability to provide formal models of human interaction is fascinating. She enjoys studying contemporary political ideology and the impacts that conflicting ideals have on the global economy. Emily is also interested in social welfare and equity in international trade, in particular the improvement of health outcomes in developing nations.
Outside of ESSA, Emily is addicted to reading health blogs and loves Bikram yoga. Her guilty pleasures include watching reruns of House of Cards whilst eagerly awaiting the third season.
Emily Vuong examines the argument that the current global institutional order is responsible for the suffering of the world’s poor.
Emily Vuong explores the use of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as the latest measure of extreme economic inequality. Can it finally replace GDP per capita?
Emily Vuong investigates the government’s decision to prioritise transparency in the case of Huawei and the National Broadband Network.
Both market-based and centrally planned economies went down the inevitable path of industrialisation during the 20th century. Emily Vuong reflects on the unique experiences of Japan and China.
Emily Vuong presents a scathing evaluation of the predominant free-market ideology.
Earlier this year, former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser argued that a solution to the refugee crisis exists. Did his policies work then and would they still work now? Emily Vuong explores.
Emily Vuong explores the distortive impact that fear perpetuated by terrorism has on subjective beliefs and individual choices.
Consumer and business sentiment has risen on the back of Tony Abbott’s election win. Emily Vuong explores what else is contributing to this promise of prosperity.
Emily Vuong analyses what factors contribute to one’s happiness and explores the emerging economic research that is increasingly explaining what is fundamentally such a philosophical concept.
Over the past half a century, a collection of eight nations across Eastern Asia have experienced consistent and incredible rates of economic growth. Was it just luck, or were there far more tangible reasons for these countries’ success?
The obesity epidemic is a phenomenon built over the decades, and we’re being served our just desserts.