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The rise of the sharing economy

By · October 14th, 2013

Human wants are unlimited. Conversely, resources are limited. Oliver discusses how the concept of a ‘sharing economy’ is one means of reconciling these seemingly irreconcilable factors.

Terrorism, fear and the impacts on economic rationality

By · October 13th, 2013

Emily Vuong explores the distortive impact that fear perpetuated by terrorism has on subjective beliefs and individual choices.

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.

Out of their league

By · October 10th, 2013

There is, to use the unfortunate pun, ‘much madness’ in the dismal reality of college athletes being academically out of their league.


The US government shutdown – any end in sight?

By · October 9th, 2013

Chris Weinberg provides a comprehensive overview of the ongoing crisis and also examines the incentives that are influencing the key players’ decisions.

Calling for change

By · October 8th, 2013

Elijah Lim explores Iran’s recent economic and political history while considering the effects of a potential lifting of international sanctions.

Why the AFL is killing Australian sport

By · October 7th, 2013

Aristidi Armstrong adopts an economic rationalist’s view of the tactics the Australian Rules Football League is adopting to crush rugby league and rugby union in its own heartland; Western Sydney and Queensland, and why it seems to be succeeding.

Reading Hayek: liberty, capitalism and Austrian economics

By · October 6th, 2013

Who was Friedrich Hayek? Hungy Ye looks into the key ideas of the free market’s most influential proponents.


Are your parents about to rip you off?

By · October 5th, 2013

Monash University professor Stephen King examines the current problems of superannuation in Australia, and the necessary steps to make it a more effective system.

Average is Better

By · October 4th, 2013

Tom Xia explores the lessons economics teaches us when selecting a suitable partner.

To be economically free, or not to be? That is the question.

By · October 3rd, 2013

Jessica Stone explores the concept of “Economic Freedom”, and draws out several conclusions made in the Fraser Institute’s report released last week.

Equilibrium: the non-excludability of good ideas

By · October 2nd, 2013

Blast from the past: Alice He reflects on innovative and riveting reads from Equilibrium 2012 in anticipation of this year’s release on October 10.


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