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Economic History

The bitcoin conundrum: cracking the code on decentralised digital currency

By · May 26th, 2020

Login with Lawrence as he depicts the complexities of Bitcoin, and analyses a medium whose stability persists in this tumultuous time.

Are Cognitive Biases Irrational?

By · April 21st, 2020

Join James as his expose features intricate thoughts of our economy from a perspective unlike any other.

Economics and pandemics: a relationship past, present and future

By · April 5th, 2020

Lawrence Huynh travels to a time forgotten to unravel the truth behind epidemics, and why they have so much power over humanity.

Surely a well-researched, promising solution by economists would work in the real world, wouldn’t it?

By · March 20th, 2020

In his first article, Ze Xin Yuan highlights the discrepancy between economic research in academia and its application in the real world.


The development of monetary policy – Part 2

By · April 25th, 2019

In Part 2 of his analysis, Conor Yung continues his evaluation of monetary policy in a historical context and explores the subsequent implications of an interest rate cut.

The development of monetary policy – Part 1

By · April 19th, 2019

With the housing market slowing and wages stagnating, political pundits are calling for the RBA to cut rates, but what is the meaning behind these ideas? Conor Yung looks at the genesis of ideas on monetary policy to give you the context behind the business jargon.

Dostoevsky to those who want to change the world: Part 2 of 2

By · October 12th, 2018

How do a Russian fiction writer’s works relate to economic theory? And does it really matter? Sao Yang Hew explains.

Dostoevsky to those who want to change the world: Part 1 of 2

By · September 21st, 2018

Can we really change the world? Can we really build a heavenly utopia on Earth? Sao Yang Hew uses the perspective of a Russian author’s psychological literature to answer these questions.


Give Us This Day Our Daily Growth

By · April 26th, 2018

Sarah Fung discusses how religion has influenced and shaped our current economic system.

The boom and the bust

By · April 26th, 2018

Modern economists have consistently failed to predict and explain the business cycle. Mitchell Harvey argues that an old idea, long rejected by the mainstream economics profession, may be worth reconsidering.

(Mis)Behaviour: Economics and the academy’s great image problem

By · April 9th, 2018

Sam Triantafillopoulos breaks down the disconnect between academic and real-world economics and suggests how we can bridge that gap.

Are things getting better?

By · March 7th, 2018

How do twenty-first century problems stack up when viewed through a historical lens? Nick Henderson considers whether 200 years of context can change our perceptions.


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