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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.

U.S. debt ceiling under scrutiny

By · October 1st, 2013

At best, it reduces the risk of spiralling debt. At worst, it is misused as a bargaining tool. Aziel Goh examines the historical origins of the debt ceiling and whether the need for it still holds.

AusAID: why Australia and the world’s poorest need it

By · September 30th, 2013

Is Australia pulling its weight when it comes to foreign aid? Laura Mulligan investigates reasons for the government’s decision to scrap AusAID.

Editors’ Picks – September 29, 2013

By · September 29th, 2013

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.


Shale gas: play at your own cost

By · September 27th, 2013

Natalya Turkina explores the rise of shale gas extraction and consumption, termed ‘fracking’, with unexpected implications ranging from the economic to the environmental.

When should you upgrade your phone?

By · September 26th, 2013

Lachlan Walden considers how to rationally approach the process of considering the purchase of a new mobile device.

John Freebairn Lecture recap

By · September 25th, 2013

Henry Lin distils the key points from last week’s John Freebairn Lecture in Public Policy, given by Professor Stephen King.

Rodney Maddock explains public debt

By · September 24th, 2013

Why are we, as Australians, so averse to debt? Professor Rodney Maddock from Monash University explores this question.


Safe as houses: the international appeal of the Australian property market

By · September 23rd, 2013

Why have Asian investors flocked to the Australian property market? Aristidi Armstrong dissects the reasons we should expect a lot more foreign capital.

Editors’ Picks – September 22, 2013

By · September 22nd, 2013

Each week the ESSA Editors pick out the best articles from the latest in the world of economics, politics, and everything in between.

The Coalition’s first week signals a promising economic future

By · September 20th, 2013

Consumer and business sentiment has risen on the back of Tony Abbott’s election win. Emily Vuong explores what else is contributing to this promise of prosperity.

Social media, social capital and… lolcats?

By · September 19th, 2013

University of Melbourne Lecturer Mike Pottenger examines how social media stacks up to economic analysis.


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