Joey Moloney

Joey Moloney

Joey Moloney is an economics honours student at the University of Melbourne. He has previously completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in politics and media.

Joey joined the ESSA team as a writer as an avenue to share thoughts, ideas and opinions, and to engage in constructive debate with peers. His articles typically centre around the intersection of economics and politics, or economic thought and history. Having a keen interest in exploring heterodox schools of economic thought, Joey believes a more pluralist economics curriculum would prove beneficial to all.

Outside of these arenas, Joey enjoys the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins.

You can follow him on twitter @joeybmoloney.

Testing the means-testing debate

By · August 27th, 2013

The means-testing of policies is fundamental to many central issues of this election. Joey Moloney examines how the debate around the balance of universalism and selectivism in Australia’s welfare system has ignited.

Planning for a Soft Landing

By · June 3rd, 2013

Ford’s recent announcements to cut production in 2016 has reignited the debate about the sustainability of the Australian car manufacturing industry.

The Economic Cost of Child Abuse

By · May 16th, 2013

Moloney maps out promising progress being made to prevent child abuse and assist those who fall victim to it, in the face of unique analysis painting the costs of such crimes in an economic perspective. Not only do we have a moral obligation for implementing such policies, but as Moloney illustrates, there are economic costs that we face in their absence.

Gold Class Animal Spirits

By · April 21st, 2013

When a trustworthy haven turns treacherous, where should our money go? We look at a golden opportunity that warrants second thoughts.

The Perverse Incentive of the AFL Draft: Rationally Uncompetitive

By · April 14th, 2013

Joseph Moloney explores the economics behind football drafting systems and the perverse incentives for teams inherent in the AFL system, calling for a reassessment in light of recent events.

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