Yannis Goutzamanis

Yannis Goutzamanis

I am in my third year studying a double degree in Commerce and Law at Monash University. I first became interested in economics because I wanted to understand the causes and consequences of many of the events and debates I saw in the media. I have learnt that Economics does far more than explain high profile world events though. Economics can be used to analyse any situation where a choice is made. This is why it is such a broad and enjoyable area to study. Outside of academia, I enjoy chess, anime, reading and sport. Follow me on twitter @Yannis_Goutz

In defence of models

By · March 11th, 2015

Perhaps not so glamorous as the ones on the runway, economic models often get a bad wrap. Yannis Goutzamanis analyses some well-known and much used models and gives his take.

Economics in the pub: money supply and inflation

By · September 13th, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis recounts a passionate pub debate about money supply and inflation. He then examines the empirical basis for the popular quantity theory of money.

The Environmental Kuznets Curve: fact or fiction?

By · August 23rd, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis considers the relationship between economic growth and environmental outcomes. Consideration of this relationship requires an examination of the controversial environmental Kuznets curve.

U.S mobility: moving in the right direction?

By · June 7th, 2014

Has the American Dream really ceased to be a reality? Yannis Goutzamanis critically considers whether there have been changes to the socio-economic mobility in the United States in the recent decades.

Tragedy of the Oreos

By · April 19th, 2014

Why did Yannis choose to eat Oreos for breakfast? It seems like quite an inappropriate time to eat Oreos… Is he just an irrational man? Economics may help to explain this odd choice better than one may first think.

Self-managed super funds: a blessing or a bomb?

By · March 22nd, 2014

Yannis Goutzamanis examines the dangers of the unregulated use of self-managed super funds, and how it could undermine the entire public policy rationale behind superannuation.

Homelessness, housing affordability and unsound public policy – Part 2

By · December 31st, 2013

Who are the tax concessions within the housing market really for? Yannis Goutzamanis examines the impact of the tax concession policies on the Australian housing affordability problem.

2014 ESSA Q&A recap in tweets

By · December 31st, 2013

Missed ESSA’s Q&A event this year? Follow the recap, as tweeted by our audience.

Homelessness, housing affordability and unsound public policy – Part 1

By · October 22nd, 2013

Yannis Goutzamanis explores the issue of homelessness and housing affordability in Australia. Is the government neglecting the structural cause of housing affordability?

That old chestnut: revisiting the minimum wage

By · October 2nd, 2013

Raising the minimum wage: bad for unemployment or good for the economy? Yannis Goutzamanis looks at the case of U.S. fast food workers.

Overcoming the paradox of voting

By · September 10th, 2013

Yannis Goutzamanis applies Anthony Downs’ original Paradox of Voting to our federal elections. Do Australians really benefit from voting?

The ‘calculus of negligence’ and economic efficiency

By · August 22nd, 2013

Yannis Goutzamanis observes the clash of law and economics in his discussion of the ‘calculus of negligence’.

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