Conversation with Ian Harper

By · December 31st, 2013

Didn’t make it to our Conversation with Ian Harper event? Never fear, ESSA is here to give you a run-down of the best parts of the talk.


#writeforNAB winning essays

By · December 31st, 2013

Winning essays from our #writeforNAB competition: analysis and solutions to Australia’s ageing population and potential housing bubble.

Editors’ Picks — 3rd May 2015

By · December 31st, 2013

In this week’s Editors’ Picks we take a look at the currency war, grapple with the idea of an East-West Link 2.0, look at the struggles of the Australian agriculture industry, question how secure Australia’s AAA rating is and, finally, uncover who the true battlers are when it comes to negative gearing.

A foray into the world of economics research

By · December 29th, 2013

Sharon Lai reflects upon a demanding but highly rewarding year of Honours study in economics.

Let’s get real

By · December 22nd, 2013

Elijah Lim examines the importance of economic reforms in improving conditions for Aboriginal Australians.

The Great Deformation

By · December 19th, 2013

David Stockman’s ‘The Great Deformation’: doomsday ramblings or insightful criticism of modern financial systems? Hungy reads to find out.

Free trade nations

By · December 17th, 2013

As Australia seeks a slice of the TPP, Marco Madzzar considers the merits of free trade with respect to agriculture.

Do we get the politics that we deserve?

By · December 15th, 2013

The Australian political scene is widely considered as having been particularly tumultuous over the
past few years by virtually all political commentators.

After 4 years of economics, now what?

By · November 2nd, 2013

As his time as a student of Economics at the University of Melbourne comes to an end, Chris reflects on his four years of study and looks ahead to the future as a somewhat qualified economist.

Should student athletes get paid?

By · October 30th, 2013

Alice He discusses the money and economics behind college athletics.

I love my job, I love my job, I love my job …

By · October 29th, 2013

Elijah Lim ponders life after uni. He questions whether that ideal, well-paid job is in fact the key to a happy life, referring to Hegelian and Marxian theories of ‘alienation’.

The underemployment problem

By · October 28th, 2013

Joey Moloney looks into a worrying trend in the Australian economy.

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