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Stephanie Gale

Stephanie Gale

Stephanie is a final year BCom/LLB student at Monash University.

Her passion for economics was first encouraged at high school, upon realising that she actually enjoyed watching the federal budget broadcast as part of a Year 12 assessment! More broadly, she enjoys the sheer applicability of economics to everyday issues and problems, ranging from Australia’s largest policy debates to whether she decides to indulge in a trip to the beach, rather than studying - the economic laws of opportunity cost and choice are ubiquitous, and can allow for the making of better, informed (and hence, logical!) decisions.

Outside of her studies (and thesis on corruption law), she loves to travel, cook pastry-based dishes and try to keep fit.

Boris Island: the answer to London’s economic woes?

By · May 15th, 2014

Stephanie Gale assesses London Mayor Boris Johnson’s wild plans to shut down Heathrow Airport, in favour of a new transport ‘super island’ to solve the city’s employment crisis.

The Murray Inquiry: what it may mean for Australia’s banking landscape

By · March 12th, 2014

Stephanie Gale explains the Federal Government’s inquiry into the banking system, including its terms of reference, reactions and its potential to change Australia’s banking environment as we know it.

Competition and the law – economically sound, or theoretically patchy?

By · October 12th, 2013

When assessing a firm’s market power, do judges yield to the wisdom of economic experts? Stephanie Gale unravels the principles of Australian competition law.

Election 2013 Wrap-up

By · September 9th, 2013

A run-down of all you need to know on the numbers, which electorates changed hands, and what on earth is going on in the Senate!


Economic zoning – the way forward for Australian prosperity?

By · August 19th, 2013

Stephanie Gale evaluates the latest proposal to cordon off parts of Australia into their own economic zones.

The ReTurnbull Movement – the future of the Liberal Party?

By · July 24th, 2013

Amid the recent leadership spill, Stephanie Gale discusses the potential of a Liberal Party led by Malcolm Turnbull.

Supplier Induced Demand Part 2: Letting down our regions

By · June 1st, 2013

Stephanie Gale looks at the link between the Medicare Fee-for-service payment method and doctor shortages in regional Australia.

2013-14 Budget: That’s a Wrap!

By · May 15th, 2013

ESSA brings you the headline data, big ticket spending items and the latest buzz on the 2013-14 Federal Budget!


Doctor, do I really need this: An insight into the motivations behind medical overservicing

By · May 13th, 2013

Gale breaks down Supplier Induced Demand theory and its application in the Australian medical profession. Do we really need everything the doctor orders? From medico-legal threats to information asymmetry, Gale explores what goes on behind every diagnosis and explains the shift in our demand curve caused by pharmaceutical suppliers.

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