Downing Lecture 2012 – GFC and Household Incomes

By · March 11th, 2012

I attended my first Downing Lecture on Thursday night, and heard a fascinating speech by Professor John Micklewright, a research fellow from the Melbourne Institute.

ESSA’s Launch Event

By · March 9th, 2012

Replay: ESSA’s Launch

By · March 9th, 2012

A personal insight into ESSA’s launch event from our President, Karen Lee!

**It Happens

By · March 4th, 2012

Many people suffer much confusion when trying to distinguish the different fields of economics.

Achilles and Cheiron

The Greek Epic

By · March 4th, 2012

The Greek tragedy began with its declining competitiveness in the early 2000’s.

Party Politics Trumps Policy Detail

By · March 4th, 2012

George Megalogenis’ quarterly essay titled ‘Trivial Pursuit: Leadership and the end of the reform era’ highlights the worrying lack of political leadership on both sides of the parliament in the aftermath of the 2010 Australian federal election.

Understanding the crisis that embroils Europe

By · February 29th, 2012

I am sure you have heard of the commotion unfolding in Europe, dubbed by many news media outlets as the ‘European sovereign debt crisis’. But what does this all mean? Ric Battelino, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, spoke in Sydney about the ‘European Financial Developments’ and what it means for the world […]

O-Week Report!

By · February 28th, 2012

Wow what an O-week! Located on Professors Walk, the ESSA committee was hard at work trying to spread the word that… ESSA IS FINALLY HERE!! In just one week we’ve hit almost 200 members and we’re absolutely stoked! Thank you to everyone for signing up, listening to us go on about ESSA and asking questions! Keep them coming!

Will Market Confidence Fall Amid Labor Struggles?

By · February 26th, 2012

The Labor governments leadership struggles over the past week has fixated the nation. On 22 February, following weeks of reports of tension, Kevin Rudd stepped down as Foreign Minister. The next day Julia Gillard called a leadership ballet and by 23 February Rudd confirmed he would contest the leadership. Opinions polls have shown Rudd to be preferred Prime Minister to Gillard however whom the caucus prefers is still mere speculation.

Becoming a Better Economist

By · February 26th, 2012

By Oliver Marc Hartwich

Traditional rankings of the least trustworthy professions always deliver the same result. Politicians, taxi drivers and journalists come out on top. However, in the wake of the financial crisis economists can no longer be far behind. At least jokes about hapless economists are not in short supply these days – which to economists is a clear indication that there must be a demand for such ridicule.

My favourite economics joke is about the two Iron Laws of economics. The first law: For every economist there exists an equal and opposite economist. The second: They are both wrong.

Economics in the Workplace: Consulting Internship at Deloitte

By · February 26th, 2012

A recount of Viv’s my internship, in Consulting (Strategy and Operations).

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