Henry Lin

Henry Lin

I am currently a second year University of Melbourne Commerce student majoring in Economics and Finance with electives in Financial Accounting. My fascination in economics comes from how different economic concepts and various factors come together to play a vital role in the complex economy. I also feel that economics has a wide influence on people’s daily lives, yet a lot of the time it is misunderstood. In my spare time I enjoy playing futsal and first person shooter games, and I am currently heavily addicted to the TV show Person Of Interest.

The challenges of an orderly exit from quantitative easing

By · October 18th, 2013

Henry Lin analyses the future of US Quantitative Easing and the options the new Chairman Janet Yellen faces in undertaking an eventual exit of the program.

John Freebairn Lecture recap

By · September 25th, 2013

Henry Lin distils the key points from last week’s John Freebairn Lecture in Public Policy, given by Professor Stephen King.

The economics behind China’s rare earths restriction

By · September 4th, 2013

Has China been gaming the rare earth metals market? Henry Lin takes a look at what is an emerging diplomatic issue.

What Chapter 9 Bankruptcy means for Detroit

By · August 18th, 2013

Focussing on Detroit’s filing for bankruptcy on the 18th July 2013, Henry Lin examines the unconventional bankruptcy of a city and the possible anarchic fallout that may result.

Why China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves matters

By · July 8th, 2013

Henry Lin analyses the close ties between China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves and the health of the US economy. From the Tech Bubble of the 2000’s to today, Henry cautions that fluctuations in China’s purchasing of foreign currency could signal the next global economic downturn.

What will advancement in technology mean for jobs in the future?

By · June 10th, 2013

Henry Lin maps out the consequences of our ever-improving technological advances for our economies, industries and livelihoods.

Innovations to fuel the economies of the future

By · April 28th, 2013

What are the technological innovations in energy production most likely to bring about a low carbon economy?

The Economics behind Pirating

By · April 14th, 2013

Have you ever illegally downloaded copyright material? Henry Lin looks at the economic cost of pirating and explains the almost inevitable rise of online pirating.

Economic links around the web

By · March 24th, 2013

A portal to the juiciest economics websites across the Internet. A treasure trove of good reading awaits.

Debunking of Iceland’s Economic Recovery

By · March 17th, 2013

Henry Lin explores how Iceland was able to recover their failing economy and outperform other European.

If the Economy was like a Car

By · March 3rd, 2013

Could our economy be handled like a finely tuned auto?

China’s Biggest ‘Ghost Town’: A Microeconomic Perspective

By · February 3rd, 2013

The newly constructed Kongbashi District in China boasts sky high apartments, gleaming infrastructure and modern townhouses. Nearly empty of residents, it has been dubbed China’s ‘Ghost Town’. Not merely a product of over zealous Government stimulus for the construction sector, the phenomena can be explained by microeconomic factors.

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